Fascial Kinetics is a very effective but gentle system of soft tissue manipulation. Fascial kinetics is the name given to the work taught by Russell Sturgess and is based on the soft tissue philosophy of Mr Tom Bowen. It is also known as the Bowen Technique after the person who developed this unique and amazing modality.
No pain much gain
Fascial Kinetics represents a whole new paradigm in soft tissue manipulation. Whereas there has been a prevalent attitude amongst body workers and their clients of “no pain no gain”, experience with Fascial Kinetics has demonstrated “no pain much gain”.
User friendly for client and therapist
It addresses fascial and connective tissue mobilisation in a much more gentle and less intrusive manner than the traditional deep tissue techniques. It thus avoids any possibility of over treating and tearing fascia instead of stretching it. Not only is Fascial Kinetics more gentle on the client but it is also ‘user friendly’ for the therapist, and without compromising results.
Benefits many conditions
Fascial Kinetics can be used to treat musculo-skeletal problems, sports injuries and a wide variety of conditions such as Asthma, Migraine, Hay fever, Colic, Bed-wetting, Prostate and Arthritic symptoms. It is safe and highly effective to use for acute injuries as well as longstanding chronic complaints. It stimulates the healing response of the connective tissue, reducing inflammation, swelling and pain significantly and increasing mobility. It is suitable for everyone from babies to the elderly, from athletes to the immobile.
We have had amazing results with a wide variety of conditions ranging from acute migraine or sprained ankle to relief of a 20 year back and shoulder problem. Injuries that have not got better on their own or from other treatments for several weeks to several months have been especially responsive often requiring only 1 or 2 treatments.
We have found that it is profoundly relaxing for many subjects and some report an improved stress handling capacity. It is also a wonderful preventative therapy and can be made part of a healthy lifestyle much as massage can.
How does it work?
This technique involves sequences of specific, precise, transverse manipulations to the superficial fascia selected as required for a person’s specific need. Despite the lack of intensity the moves significantly affect fascia’s many functions, for example: creating and maintaining the hydrostatic pressure which helps hold the body erect and maintain its three-dimensional volume; the transferring of contractile movements from the muscles to the relevant positions on the skeleton; its fibrous compartments stimulating and massaging viscera, lymph vessels, blood vessels and nerves; and its major contribution to the healing of damaged tissue through its ability to fight infection and readily produce scar tissue. The overall effect is to realign the body and balance energy flows.