All These Areas Are Within Easy Reach of The Haven Healing Centre, Blagdon, Bristol
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Spinal Touch Treatment
The Haven Healing Centre - Blagdon
Beneficial Treatment for Back, Shoulders, Lumbar, Pelvis and Neck Problems
Spinal Touch Treatments at The Haven Healing Centre
A session or two of Spinal Touch will transform the way you stand and alter the way you move around, or perform duties. Ask anybody who's tried it!
Sometimes, our posture deteriorates to the point where we find ourselves in pain. There is no set pattern, but we often put it down to a bad sitting position, an old mattress, heavy work or groceries, or the favourite reason of all; gardening. What we tend not to realize is that, had our posture been correct prior to lifting the heavy weight, we would probably have been able to cope with it and not injured ourselves.
The fact is, our posture was probably already partially distorted for some time, which meant our muscles were straining to correct the posture, or hold us in a position that the brains sees as resembling 'normal'. This takes us some way into our 'elastic limit', and means that the muscles don't have as much room to manoeuvre, as they are already partially contracted.
A good example is an elastic band. Left loose on a desk it has a long way to stretch before it moves into its terminal zone and breaks. Then stretch the band to 50% of it's possible length and apply the same force. It very quickly becomes stretched beyond it's limit and breaks easily.
Now stretch the band by only 10% or 20%, and apply the same force. Will the band break? Yes, most likely. But it may also survive at a reduced capacity. The band may survive but become 'over-stretched' to the point where it can't fully recover to it's former shape. It remains larger than its previous resting state and can no longer shrink back. In a similar way, your muscles can be harmed by over exertion. Muscles or tendons can break (tear), or over-stretch in the muscle or tendon (strain), or you may suffer ligament injury (sprain).
Any injury of this sort is going to cause pain. It may also be accompanied by skeletal tensions that now pose the threat of nerve entrapment and inflammation. This results in another type of pain.
Spinal Touch holds the key to coaxing the body back into balance, through gentle manipulation of the fascia and muscular systems. Why is that important? Because it is those things that cause the body to move out of alignment in the first place.
THIS, I find, is the bit that people don't get. How can such gentle touches and movements cause the body to look so different - more upright, more centered and more relaxed?
The answer lies in the FASCIA. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue system that permeates the human body. It interpenetrates and surrounds muscles, bones, organs, nerves, blood vessels and other structures. Fascia is an uninterrupted, three-dimensional web of tissue that extends from head to toe, from front to back, from interior to exterior. It is responsible for maintaining structural integrity; for providing support and protection; and acts as a shock absorber.
When your body is in a state of imbalance, the fascia changes to hold you in that position. Relaxing the fascia, which responds best to gentle touch, allows the body to find alignment again, and the reasons for the pain no longer exist. Long-term aches and pains can correct, chronic headaches subside, neck and back pain are usually alleviated, energy levels improve, and sometimes emotional and physical traumas shift, to produce psychological benefits that were previously thought to be unconnected to the body's imbalance.
No More Pussy Footing Around!
I used to think that Spinal Touch should be content just to rumble along in the undercurrent of complementary therapies, sufficiently anonymous, except perhaps to those who are open-minded enough to try something different. And, after all, why should something so simple try to come up against the mighty osteopathic and chiropractic traditions, which have successfully gained enough momentum to regularly realize doctors referral and therefore acceptance by the general public. All this, simply because, the doctors only recourse to severe back problems and pain, was medication and pain killers. Clearly, not sufficient in the long term.
The most successful osteopaths and chiropractors I know, did their training in the military, specifically, the army. So there is already a credible connection to something strong. But I suddenly thought, isn't that the problem? Chiropractic sought to earn itself a quick reputation during WWI, as a way of keeping the troops fit to fight. This it did admirably.
But one of the main complaints I get from my patients is, that Chiropractic doesn't last very long. A large, and sometimes painful jolt of a bone or joint, called a 'thrust' is going to reset the bone into alignment in short order. All well and good. But if you put this into the context of the trench warfare of WWI, where a soldiers life was measured in minutes or seconds, you didn't need a long term treatment. The soldier was going to be dead in a few minutes anyway. So, when someone was thrown by a shell explosion, or fell into a hole or trench, the priority of the medical team at the time was to get the men back into the fighting. Anyway you did this, was going to benefit your side. Reputations gained in the military, especially during a big campaign, are going to be very useful marketing tools afterwards. And so began, the Chiropractic movement.
Well, enough of keeping my gob shut and saying nothing! It's time for change! The time has come for everyone to know about Spinal Touch because, having worked with it, almost exclusively now for several years, I've seen it work wonders on patients who have come into my practice in agony, only to leave an hour later, virtually pain free.
I've stood by while commentators on TV programs about back pain, tell viewers who to go and see; or I read large double page spreads in the health section of newspapers about all the treatments that are available for sciatica, lumbago and scoliosis. Not once does any of these 'news' items ever mention Spinal Touch, ever. It's getting on my nerves a bit, because I see first hand, every day, the miracle that is Spinal Touch, and it's about time the world heard about it.
I've had doctors, osteopaths and rolfers openly laugh at me when I talk to them about how good Spinal Touch is; but secretly several Chiropractors, Osteopaths and McTimoney practitioners come for treatments, who then laughingly dare me to say anything about their visit (I never would, of course, we have strict confidentiality agreements about privacy in place).
I'm going to stick my neck out now, and say, because I believe it to be true, that done in the correct way, and with the correct training, Spinal Touch is capable of knocking the socks off any of these other back treatments. Many patients come for Spinal Touch who have previously had little or no relief despite years of Osteopathic or Chiropractic treatments, and who now are telling me they wish they'd known about Spinal Touch years ago.
Well I have to tell you, now's your chance if you want to give it a try!
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Phil consults from a private practice in Blagdon, where he is constantly working and studying to improve his techniques, and knowledge, on specific conditions that seem to stubbornly resist conventional approaches, are non responsive to treatment, medicines or drugs (except pain killers, which can mask just about anything), and then to develop a system of protocols that can address the individual needs of the patient, and bring relief from the symptoms of the condition.
If you would like to make an appointment please call: 01761 462722.
Special note:- It's always important to have your condition diagnosed and examined by a doctor or other medical personnel. This will ensure you get a CT scan or Xray if you need one, will rule out any other, perhaps more serious diagnosis, and ensure you receive any other immediately required attention.
For your benefit, Bristol, Bristol South, Bath, North Somerset, Somerset, Avon, Chew Valley and the Mendips are all inside 30 minutes car time of Blagdon. Shorter travelling times ensure your treatment is long lasting and beneficial.
Don't suffer in silence. Make your appointment today. You'll be glad you did!
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