Spring newsletter May 2022-How to bring back your resilience

Biodynamic fascia treatments for Long Covid, ME, chronic pain, trauma from injury and loss

Support Movement Structure

My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you, this year has seen some incredible changes and challenges, the trauma and shock of life during lockdown has become very evident as I have been working with clients suffering with Long Covid, ME, chronic pain and trauma from injury and loss. Clients and I have seen incredible life changing results.

Read on as to the how and why you should invest in yourself today and book some sessions.

Biodynamic fascia treatment is essential to our on-going resilience in the days ahead. As life is evermore challenging and changing.

Chronic disease, inflammation and pain are the body’s warning systems that something is out of balance the symptoms you may experience are:-

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle ache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Pain

The reason this happens is the brain stems response via neuroception registered from the Golgi receptors in our fascia (connective tissue) to our surroundings, thought patterns, CO2   and viruses/ bacteria to name a few.

Our brain stem registers our safety we are either Safe or Not there is no in between, the body is programmed for survival. When we encounter unknown, unpredictable, unfamiliar situations like the covid pandemic, in order to keep us safe the brain sends messages to the body to slow down until it perceives we are safe again. Lack of safety results in the body experiencing the above symptoms.

These symptoms can continue until we interrupt these signals.

  • Working with the fascia, breath, movement and thought patterns brings this interrupt because fascia is 10 times more sensitive than muscle fibres
  • Superficial fascia is densely populated with pain sensitive nociceptors and free nerve endings so when safetouch is transmitted via the skin the brain sends signals that you are Safe and the brain and body calms bringing sleep, clarity and focus
  • The fascia in the neck triangle is directly connected to the Dura Matter (a lining) in the brain. When the diaphragm is not moving freely as a result of the shock pattern the shoulders, and neck area get stiff because of lack of movement and increased CO2 in the body as a result of shallow breathing. Working with breath and diaphragm release interrupts this pattern brining fresh oxygen to the fascia greater flexibility, deeper breathing and peace.
  • The fascia on the top of the head transmits mechanical stress from the rest of the body with prolonged strain the fascia becomes harder and thicker and stiffer. Fascia stretching and release is another interrupt and reverses the effects bringing smoothness of movement, resilience and freedom of pain.
  • The fascia system always wants to work the most efficiently and easiest way. If the body perceives what you are doing is hard the symptoms become worse because the brain registers it as unsafe and wants to get back into balance. True wellness in body, mind and emotions is SAFE and EASY. Working with the fascia brings you into awareness of when this is not the case and I will give you simple tools to bring an interrupt and reset that you can use at home at work, with the children, with anyone and anywhere.

I hope you have enjoyed this short dive into the life giving fascia system and look forward to hearing from you soon.

You can call, text or email for an initial consultation or advice 

07960 255 831

deborah@totalhealth4u.co.uk

https://www.totalhealth4u.co.uk

Hope is learning to live 

Yours in health

Deborah

Autumn Newsletter – September 2021

Hello

We have made it into Autumn, a beautiful colourful month where we see the change of seasons very clearly. 

For me the location of work has changed due to unexpected closure of Lime Kiln I am now located at Basepoint Business Centre SN5 7EX, the support and structure remain the same with online and face to face sessions. The CNHC and CtHA are still recommending all close contact practitioners are to wear PPE and I want to thank you for all wearing masks and completing the covid declaration forms.

Fabulous fascia and why it matters 

Do you have stress, scarring, joint, ligament, tendon, muscle injury, trauma, fibromyalgia, long covid? To name a few.

The secret lies in the fascia, because the body is a complex biodynamic self regulating organism designed to heal itself when we support it to do so.

Let me explain – Fascia sits just below the skin and fatty layer and also wraps around every joint, ligament, tendon, organ and suspends them, allowing movement and structure at the same time.

Stress affects the tension level in throughout the whole body, have you ever noticed when stress is removed your body relaxes. This is because fascia behaves like a full balloon whilst the outer surface of the balloon continuously pulls the air molecules; inside the balloon the air molecules push against it from the inside. All the external forces are distributed throughout the entire balloon, unless we pop it with a pin!

So in the body an increase in tension levels from external stress, poor posture, scars, trauma from surgery or accidents, infection, or mind-sets can set up a pull or twist in the entire structure causing pain, fatigue, irritation, water retention and altered joint movement.

Fascia massage identifies where the “over tensed” areas are in the line of fascia for example working on a big toe may be felt as a release in the ankle, calf, knee, thigh, back, shoulder, neck, jaw and crown of the head. Yes we are that connected.

Movement is key in self-care as it helps to redistribute the tension, and in particular holding stretches for the count of 8 deep breaths allows the fascia to unwind and release the pressure in the entire structure. Every time you move your arm, your skin stretches, the cells extend and all the molecules that form the internal framework feel the pull.

This is necessary to send biochemical messages to the cells to tell them what to do ie, repair, secrete hormones or send protein messengers to build, recycle, kill off cells, the biochemical messengers actively turn on or off gene expression. 

This is happening when you receive a massage, the pulsation, the cross hand friction, the vibration and movement, the gentle holding is changing you from the inside out supporting the body and mind to relax, restore, repair and self regulate.

I will bring you more in future newsletters. But for now let me leave you with a great way to treat the whole body at home.

Grab a tennis ball and while you are seated, place one foot at a time over the tennis ball, feel the pressure just into the spongy layer of your foot. Start at your toes and roll slowly to your heal and back, repeat 8-10 times with deep breaths through your diaphragm. Then change over to the other foot. You can do this 2 -3 times a day and it will be putting all of this education into place. Enjoy.

Gift Vouchers 

I noticed the Christmas cards are beginning to creep into the shops and wanted to remind you gift vouchers make a personal and life changing gift, something that can support someone to heal, restore, relax and repair is worth investing in.

During the remainder of September and October Gift vouchers will come with a 10% discount – to get yours please contact me.

Supporting people In Burundi 

My chosen charity this year is Hope for Tomorrow Global brining hope, transforming lives and changing nations. Burundi is in the heart of Africa a, broken yet beautiful country, most people make a living through farming but this is often not enough to feed, clothe or provide education for children. Extreme poverty means life is difficult. Life expectancy is a mere 45 years!

Hope for Tomorrow Global works on the ground teaching farming methods to change the yield by growing appropriate crops, providing people a means to feed and educate their family. If you would like to donate or fund a farmer please go to https://hopefortomorrowglobal.org/donate/

Thank you so much.

I look forward to seeing you soon 

Yours in healing

Deborah.