POSTURAL ALIGNMENT COACHING
"A pain free, active lifestyle is not only possible, but it is the way you should expect to feel and live, no matter your age, no matter your previous experience"
(Pete Egoscue, founder of The Egoscue Method)
Imbalances in your postural alignment can be the source of chronic pain, repetitive injuries, recurring headaches, jaw pain....all of which affect not only physical but emotional well-being.
Coaching with Bibi at Align helps to rebalance the body so that you can function at your best.
We take photos of you standing, show you where the body is out of alignment (always surprising!) and develop a personal programme of exercises to correct dysfunction in the muscles and help them work as one to support the body through natural movement.
This can easily be done online or 1 to 1, and boosted further with the addition of manual therapy sessions listed below.
Consistency and ongoing support will provide you with surprising results.
Reflexology is a stimulating massage therapy that works into the deep tissue of the feet, the ankles and calves. It stimulates points on the feet relating directly to every area of the body. By applying pressure to the nerve endings located at these points, there is a direct therapeutic effect on its related organ, muscle or body function.
Reflexology is basically a massage for the whole body through massage of the feet.
This intensive treatment also works on the reflexes of and deep tissue surrounding the spine. It taps directly into the Central Nervous System. Acupressure and Mobilisation techniques release the lower limbs and hips and intensify the effect on the body.
TMJ (JAW) THERAPY
TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Therapy targets issues with the jaw and the muscles that surround it.
Stress and injury to the jaw, the joint or the muscles of the head and neck (concussion, whiplash) can tighten and disrupt the natural movement of the jaw. You may experience clicking or grating sounds and discomfort when moving the jaw, headaches, or stiffness in the neck and shoulders. You may even experience toothaches, dizziness, earache, tinnitus or swelling on the sides of your face. These symptoms can reverberate through the body and cause issues in the lower back and even the hips.
TMJ Therapy treatment directly releases the muscles of the head, face and neck.
It works to release key areas of tension throughout the body, releasing the fascia in the feet, back, shoulders, neck and face.
It also works inside the mouth to release the deep muscles that work the jaw.
Seated Acupressure is a wonderful tool for the workplace. It helps to clear and focus the mind and relaxes muscles tensed up from stress and poor breathing and posture, the results of hunching over a desk/computer all day!
This revitalising massage works on the muscular, circulatory and nervous systems by activating specified pressure points and mobilising/kneading the deep tissue of the back, head, neck, shoulders and arms.
NB. Therapies at Align are not a substitute for medical treatment and appropriate advice should be taken in these areas