Integrated bio-mechanical therapy (IBMT) and Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy
Most of the aches and pains of adults are the result not of injuries, but of the long-term effects of distortions in posture or alignment that have their origins in childhood or adolescence. If the posture or body alignment of a child or teenager is periodically examined and corrected throughout the growing years, that child will be far less likely to experience what we have come to think of as the customary aches and pains of middle and old age. The short-term benefits include the child looking better, feeling better, and being less likely to suffer muscle injuries.
IBMT and structural balancing seeks to free the soft tissues so that the body can align itself comfortably and efficiently with gravity, to help one both feel and look better in the present, and to prevent the aches and pains that typically present problems as one grows older. Although structural balancing would ideally begin in childhood or adolescence, it can be effective later in adulthood as well
Structural balancing is focused on the whole body, and the responses of the whole body to the work must be observed. The client will be draped with sheets and positioned with pillows to facilitate therapy. The one-hour sessions are usually not more frequent than twice a week (to give the tissues time to respond to the work), and not less frequent than once every 10 to 14 days (to keep from reestablishing old patterns). Generally six to eight sessions will be required for children and eight to twelve sessions for an adult, although this may vary with the types of problems encountered. Treatment may include localized pressure to interrupt neuromuscular bad habits, stretching, and homework assignments. Referrals for chiropractic, radiology, and dental assessments may be made.
Before committing to structural balancing therapy, the evaluation findings and the reasons for treatment are discussed, in addition to answering any questions or concerns the client may have. Commitment of the therapist and client to the treatment plan is essential. Bio-mechanical structural balancing and bodywork is not simply done to the client, but is an ongoing process in which the client actively participates.
Lazlo’s Rules of Good Posture:
- Everything is connected.
- Anything can cause anything.
- Bones go where muscles put them. Bones stay where muscles keep them.
- When you sit: put your tail behind you and sit on your sit bones.
- When you stand: let your head pull and hold your body up.
- Listen to your body when it tells you something is wrong.
- Position yourself in life by being as kind to yourself as you are to others.
IBMT and Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy has benefited the following:
ADD/ADHD – Bulging Discs – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Chronic Low Back Pain – Systole – Effects of Trauma Including Birth Trauma – Endometriosis – Fibromyalgia – Frozen Shoulder – Hammertoe – Headaches – Incontinence – Infertility – Knee Pain – Lazy Eye – Leg Pain – Athletic Performance – Nerve Impingement – Muscle Spasms – Pain Syndromes – Adjustment of Post-Surgical Joint Prosthesis – Pregnancy – Prolapsed Uterus – Neck Pain – Sciatica Scoliosis – Sports Injuries – Tendonitis – Tennis Elbow – Tinnitus – Symptoms Caused by Structural Misalignment
Lazlo Paule, LMBT, CIBMT, CMP, OM (NC# 6477) has trained extensively in:
Upledger’s Cranio-Sacral Therapy – Barral’s Visceral Manipulation – Muscle energy technique – St. Jones’ Neuromuscular Therapy – Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques – Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching – Manual and Assisted Lymphatic Massage (Medicupping) – Jones’s strain-counter strain – Kaufmann’s method of pain control – Walker’s Chirodontics -Kinesio taping – Ortho-bionomy as well as Reiki, Therapeutic Touch and Quantum Touch
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