Dr. Sutherland, D.O. realized many years ago the importance of the Cranium and how it truly affects many of the physical and pathological issues our bodies face. The importance of good balance can not be overstated. In Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® we look at the skull in many different ways also. I often ask the question, "Did you ever experience head trauma?" The answer at first normally comes back as "NO!" Once we continue our investigation instances always come up where there was some form; dental work, Orthodontia, hard sneezes, coughs, bumping our head on the cupboard, or some friend coming up behind us and giving us a solid pat on the back. It comes in many shapes and forms and as a therapist we need to recognize it. I have even gone back to the birthing process, where you born breech or went through the process of Caesarean birth. The natural birthing process helps shape the skull as it passes through the birth canal.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be demonstrating some of the Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® techniques that I have developed. We will also be showing other alternative forms of therapy that address different areas and problems. How does an Acupuncturist view the skull and its many points? How does Reiki and Reflexology affect the energy levels of the skull? How do we get the spine to stabilize and strengthen the muscles that form the foundation and support the skull?
In Keri's case there is a drastic occlusion issue that contributes to the Scoliosis and every time she bites down or chews or talks there is a disruption to the spine. What causes this? There are many causes but one major issue is how the ligaments hold the structure in place. The distortion also causes major stress points in the face and can create disturbances in the skin and underlying tissue. On February 15th our very own Acupuncturist, Allison Bower will be discussing Facial Rejuvenation at our Wellness Center. Some believe it is only cosmetic, but the underlying benefits out weigh the good aesthetic appearance it leaves you with. It will also help with "holding" the tensegral balancing that Muscle Release Therapy, MRTh® provides. I would highly recommend you come to the discussion to learn more about and ask all those questions you have. If you can't come to the presentation check out our website for more information.
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Until next time.
Dennis Gibbons LMT