Body Support -- Body/Mind Realignment and Integrative Therapies
The benefit to being an RMT, besides having training in the anatomy, physiology and movement of the body as it relates to soft tissue, is that all the body work I do is covered under extended health insurance benefits. Under my RMT designation, I also have specialized training in Osteopathic techniques such as advanced CranioSacral and Visceral Manipulation therapies. These techniques are gentle but deep in terms of self correction and postural alignment. The focus is on fascial connective tissue which covers all structures of the body including muscles, organs and glands. There are physical holding patterns from muscle imbalance and previous injuries. There are emotional holding patterns in the fascia caused by stress and unexpressed emotion, which also creates physical pain. Pain and restrictions caused by emotions, scar tissue, chronic and acute injuries to muscles, joints and soft tissue, limited range of motion, headaches, TMJ and concussion injuries all respond favourably to these therapies with minimal negative response and contraindications to treatment. Remedial exercise is then prescribed for stretching and strengthening of involved structures to maintain a healthy posture and long lasting results. I have training in breath awareness and integration and I am a Student of Jin Shin Do ® BodyMind Acupressure ™ which assists in the body’s healing and recovery.
Body/Mind integrative therapies encourage release of physical and emotional symptoms, which may result in somatoemotional release response. A somatoemotional release response may involve a sense of confusion, images, flashbacks, emotional release, panic, anxiety and/or strange movements that may be frightening and/or misunderstood. Sometimes the body and mind require a framework for “knowing, wisdom and integration” so the body/mind can integrate an experience. Integration of a somatoemotional release with wisdom and clarity is best achieved through dialoguing techniques.