Spinal Touch is a treatment which is suitable to treat a wide range of muscular-scelular issues, and seeks to help keep the bones of the skull, spine and pelvis in their proper relationship with each other, restoring the normal position to the centre of gravity. This simple re-alignment can address common route causes of excess tension, imbalance and strain – which can contribute to pain and discomfort.
What is Spinal Touch? What does it involve?
Spinal Touch is a gentle and effective technique that combines precise measurement with light touch to help with easing tensions and correcting mis-alignments. A simple measurement is taken to access the type of adjustment required,
which is determined by the degree of ‘drift’ at the centre of gravity point from its true centre.
The treatment is then given, which aids relaxation of the muscles – especially the ‘stabilizing’ muscles using a pattern of touch points with gentle stimulation along the spine, neck, shoulders. The bones of the head, spine and pelvis are encouraged to regain their proper relationship, helping the body re-align with its Centre of Gravity. No manipulation of the bone is required and the touch is gentle throughout.
What does Spinal Touch help with?
You don’t need to experience symptoms of discomfort to benefit from a treatment, but be re-assured that it can only result in your system being more in balance and therefore less susceptible to stresses and strains. Having said this, it can help relieve a wide range of symptoms, addressing the underlying issues that can lead to dis-ease and promoting a healthy, balanced state on all levels.
Some symptoms that have responded well include:
* Arthritis * Asthma * Back Pain * Balance Problems * Digestive Problems
* Emotional Holding Patterns and anxiety * Fatigue * Headaches / Migraines
* Knee and foot Problems * Lordosis * Multiple Sclerosis
* Neck pain/ discomfort * Pine and needles / numbness
* Poor posture and misalignment * Recovery from injury / operations*
* Shoulder and neck issues * Visual disturbances * Sciatica * Tension * Whiplash
Before any treatment we will always do an assessment which allows us to see how balanced your spine and bodily alignment are as well as indicating what adjustments need to be made. This is a simple check using a weighted string (called the plumb line) and a number of precise measurements are taken. It is very common to have imbalances, however big or slight. The treatment will help to re-align the body and the measurement is repeated afterwards to check the progress that has been made.
In the two diagrams below, the left image is an example of where the pelvis has ‘drifted’ slightly to one side. This is one example of a slight imbalance, and could be accompanied by slight rotation forwards of one hip and or a tilt in the pelvis. The second image shows the body back in balance with the spine and plumb line in direct alignment.
Correcting Mis-alignment – How Long will it Take?
Imbalances can be rectified with treatment and depending on how severe an issue is and how long it has been there, the number of treatments will vary. However in less severe cases it may be as little as two treatments to restore balance and relieve discomforts. The re-alignment is usually accompanied by a general softening and ease of mobility in the body, and this is where many people find that irritated nerves and over tense muscles are relieved addressing a common cause of pain and discomfort.
I have had two spinal touch treatments with Bel, and the difference has been amazing. My ‘problem’ neck have been comfortable since and I have even been gardening!
I highly recommend both the gentle relaxing treatment and Bel’s quiet professionalism which have effectively improved my mobility and encouraged a positive change in attitude so that I feel a definate improvement in my daily quality of life. ” J Colley Evesham, Uk.
Background and Aims of the Treatment
The aim of the treatment is to relax, release and regenerate the whole body. This can sometimes be felt by the patient as sensations of warmth, tingling or deep relaxation to the point ot going to sleep. The change is often dramatic and is usually accompanied by a sense of well being and absence of pain – often after only one or two treatments.
The sacrum/pelvis position and its relationship to the vertebral column are critical in enabling the body to function correctly in Earth’s environment of constant gravity.
Sudden or gradual stress and strain on the normal functioning of this relationship sets up an imbalance that distorts the body’s posture through muscle contraction. Left uncorrected, this places a strain on the skeletal system, which in turn causes the body to lose its shape.