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The Duggan/French Approach to Somatic Pattern Recognition works to increase awareness of the body-mind relationship. Exploring how our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and structural body patterns interact and inform each other to ease physical and emotional distress simultaneously.
Whether you are recovering from a car accident, recent surgery, or living with chronic pain or headaches this approach is for you. I incorporate myfoscial techniques, breath education, movement education, neuromuscular release, and some basic cranial manipulations to help desensitize the nervous system, release muscle and fascial tension and strain, and improve ease of movement through out the body. While I do not bill insurance, I can give you a receipt so you can bill your insurance for re-imbursement.
Lymphatic Facilitation aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LF can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, treating headaches, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Movement education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills. Combining problem-solving, guided-discovery, and exploratory methods, this practice inevitably leads to a stronger connection between the mind and body, creating a more natural and graceful experience of movement and interaction with other people.