For many years I had a difficult time not only understanding but accepting this "energy" theory. It was an area that wasn't black and white and for a guy who just left the construction world it was somewhat over the edge. i believe the one reason was that many of the people who practiced "energy medicine" seemed to be almost to spiritual, not in a bad way but a different way. As I began to develop Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® I fully realized that in order for this to work I needed to tap into that same energy. The energy that Rudolph Nureyev talked about when he danced is the same energy that is emitted from the audience that he experienced.
What is this energy? The brain is a large electrical generator that produces the necessary impulses that allow us to live our daily lives. It truly controls all of our functions. How did this come to a realization when both developing and performing Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh®? The full epiphany came when the comparison of all the techniques were made. Whether it was Travell's Trigger Point theory, Neuro-Musclular Therapy, Cranio-Sacral, Positional Release or Strain/Counterstrain, Zero-balancing, Rolfing, Structural Integration, and all of the other theories. I had much success with all of them but what was lacking was active movement when the release was taking place. One commonality I noticed was that whenever one release took place I was able to track a compensatory move some where else in the body. I started studying Tensegrity and realized that the puppet strings that were applying the tension needed to adapt to the release taking place.
This is all accomplished by the "energy" system of the body. The Percuneas part of the brain knows how the movement pattern should be and relays that information through the limbic system to the proper neural pathways from the motor part of the brain. This ensures that prior to the release of the muscle that is causing the problem, the other nerve impulses that needed to engage, disengage and allows the proper reversal to take place.
In September we will be beginning a class on the certification process of Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh®. This class will be 168 clock hours of instruction and hands on. For more information please contact Chagrin Valley Wellness Institute @ 216-364-0159 and we will be glad to take your name and number to keep you posted on the dates, times and cost.
We will continue this discussion next week, so until then have a Blessed week......
a Reason to HOPE!
Dennis Gibbons LMT