WHERE IT HURTS
Connective tissue — soft tissue — is the most abundant tissue in the body. This soft tissue runs in a cross-linked network from head to toe. It not only gives your body its shape, but it surrounds, supports and permeates all of your muscles and organs, gives them form and holds them in relation to one another. Commonly, it is adhesions of this connective tissue that cause pain, dysfunction, spasms, and tightness.
WHY IT HURTS
Memories of stressful and painful events are not only held in the mind, but in the body as well. When an injury occurs, whether physical or emotional, the body instinctively holds and tightens to protect itself from greater damage, these areas rapidly adhere through a process called cross-linking and become trapped. Often, the unwanted result manifests as impinged nerves, impeded blood flow and limited movement. Without therapeutic intervention, and even though the injury itself may have long ago healed, these once soft and pliable tissues continue to tighten, and thicken, in a cycle of worsening dysfunction. Flexibility, posture, and mobility are affected. The negative impact can be both physical and emotional.
But by no means are physical or emotional injury the only causes of these conditions. The cumulative wear and tear of modern everyday life, like deskwork or driving, can be every bit as devastating, over time, to one’s over-all well-being.
WHAT IS SPIRAL TECHNIQUES
Spiral Techniques is highly refined deep tissue work that specifically addresses disturbances that reside within the connective tissue. A major aspect of this innovative therapy is the incorporation of a spiral movement to literally “unwind” and release the effects of both chronic and acute injury and stress. The work is augmented by custom-made equipment, thus enabling Mr. Jaffe to access and free areas of blockage and restriction that are otherwise difficult to reach. Results can be rapid, profound and permanent. These far-reaching effects can be physical, emotional and psychological.
Most clients experience immediate, measurable progress in terms of increased function, elimination or reduction of pain, and ease of motion. Enormous psychological benefits can also be realized from this work. This method of whole-self integration opens one to greater possibilities of mental and psychological health. Besides its obvious benefits to people in the aftermath of serious injuries, people find that regular Spiral Techniques sessions are useful to support their well-being and to address the stresses and wear and tear of their everyday lives.
SOME CONDITIONS ADDRESSED BY SPIRAL TECHNIQUES
Back-ache; stiff neck; sciatica; pain, tension and stress; knee, hip and shoulder pain and flexibility; tendonitis, arthritis, sprains and strains; sports injuries; neurological and circulation challenges; adhesions and scar tissue; symptoms of Lyme Disease; insomnia; fatigue; balance; migraines and headaches; fibromyalgia; lingering effects from injuries, accidents or surgery; TMJ; carpal tunnel syndrome; plantar fasciitis; posture issues; wear and tear of everyday life.