What is Spinal Touch?
Spinal Touch is a simple yet powerful technique for re-aligning the body's center of gravity. Re-alignment is done solely through a unique muscle relaxation technique.
A Brief History of Spinal Touch
The origins of spinal touch relate to two American chiropractors called John Hurley and Helen Sanders. John Hurley was in fact a structural engineer who became fascinated with applying his knowledge of structural stresses to the human body. He trained as a chiropractor, met a fellow student, Helen Sanders, and they married. Together, they developed a technique for postural reintegration using engineering principles, laws of leverage, physiology and chiropractic. They called it Aquarian Age Healing. Eventually they divorced but Dr. Hurley continued to teach the technique until his death in the 1950's.
One of the instructors trained by Hurley was a chiropractor called Francis Goes, who in turn taught another chiropractor call LaMar Rosquist. He changed the name to Spinal Touch and improved and redefined the technique to the one practiced today.
How Does Spinal Touch Work?
Are your shoulders and hips level? Would a line down your side connect your ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle? Or does your body show hidden signs of distortion and distress? If you're not standing erect, you could be a candidate for health problems.
The body's center of gravity is located around the junction of 5th lumbar vertebra and the 1st sacral segment. If the center of gravity is displaced, then the balanced, dynamic tension of the Para spinal muscles is disturbed. This, in turn, can affect the nerves, leading to pain and dysfunction. Also, the balance of the body can be affected; so that the body's innate healing abilities are also affected. Spinal Touch assesses the positions of the center of gravity and any postural distortions. Stress and strain often lead to these distortions. This simple technique restores and balances the center of gravity and corrects posture. This frees the Para spinal muscles and, in turn, the vertebrae, nerves and innate healing abilities of the body. As a result pain reduces and functionality increases.
What Is Spinal Touch Used For?
Spinal Touch is primarily concerned with creating a healthy, balanced state on all levels. It may, therefore, help most people, especially with:
Spondylitis, stress management, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, balance problems, digestive problems, fatigue, frozen shoulder, whiplash, joint pain, kyphosis, multiple sclerosis, neck pain, pins and needles, problems during and after pregnancy, strain injuries, scoliosis, tension, tennis elbow, visual disturbances, sinus problems, sports injuries and whiplash.
Are There Any Side Effects?
If the body has been distorted for some time, several treatments may be required to avoid releasing too many toxins into the body at the same time. Some people can experience a feeling of stiffness or soreness for a day or two but most people find the technique relaxing.
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