A holistic, gentle, effective, non-manipulative and safe way to correct misalignments of the Spinal Column and other joints. It is an effective and safe Manual Therapy and True Self Help Method that can help with:
Backpain, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Neck and Joint Pains, Migraine, Hip-Problems, All Chronic Inner Conditions etc...
The Method is based on natural laws of physics and anatomy and combines TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Principals/Knowledge with Western techniques and principals and has produced great results over many years now. The DORN Method is a gentle vertebrae and joint treatment. It can be helpful for treating illnesses directly or indirectly connected to the spinal column. It is completely safe but still very effective. Our skeleton should be symmetrical, harmonic and in a static-dynamic alignment equilibrium. When we 'upset' this 'bone order' then our joints may be moved out of place especially in the spine. The results of long-term 'bone dislocations' are as diverse as there are names for illnesses today. When the skeleton is re-aligned people often feel better fast and symptoms of illness can disappear or abate. The DORN Method is based on the correction of uneven leg length which can be diagnosed in almost every human today. Because of that the pelvis becomes twisted, or the twisted pelvis causes this functional leg length discrepancy, and this often results in a asymmetrical, crooked or displaced spinal column. The corrections of joint or spinal cord misalignments is always done in a 'dynamic', a moving action. Our muscles and especially tensed muscles will always try to hold the positions of the joints and spine and when they are out of order the muscles assumes this 'wrong' position as the correct one and hold it there or in some cases even cause the blockage. The Dorn Method uses motion to divert the muscles tension and in this relaxed state it is reasonable easy to re-align the bones. Although the therapeutic pressure, which is actually a counter-pressure from the patient side, is encouraging the bones to shift position in the same way it normally does it naturally, the whole functional unit of bones-ligaments-muscles and other tissues is treated at the same time because of the dynamic situation during this treatment. The Dorn Method can be called a ‘gentle’ Method and NO harm can be done to the patient because the correction pressure is stopped as soon as any (real or intolerable) Pain arises. Positive results are often immediately achieved and with some easy exercises, that the patient does after the treatment, the Dorn Method can bring long lasting relief.
Disclaimer: Never try to use the DORN METHOD on other people without proper training conducted by an authorized DORN METHOD Instructor. The Dorn Method along with the Self Help Exercises are very safe if done correctly, there is NO Liability on the Authors Side for any consequences resulting from the application of the Method and Exercises. However, it is advised to consult your doctor first because health problems and back pains may have other causes than misaligned joints and vertebrae and should be checked by a trained medical doctor. The Dorn Method has certain Limitations that must be cleared prior to any treatment.
Remember: The DORN METHOD IS A SELF HELP METHOD and is NOT a Replacement for any other form of medical or non-medical treatment but it can be a very effective supplement!
Clinical Definition of a Myofascial Trigger Point: A hyper-irritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. This spot is painful upon compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, referred tenderness, motor dysfunction, and autonomic phenomena. Travell & Simons; Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, The Trigger Point Manual; 1999, pg.5 A trigger point (TrP) (as defined by Travell & Simons) is a collection of muscle cells that are in a continuous state of full contraction. They are commonly referred to as a "muscle knot". Simply speaking - Trigger Point Therapy is aimed at removing these "knots" that are often found in taut bands of muscle and fascia. Trigger points may be responsible for a large variety of physical symptoms. They must be removed, to allow the involved muscle to heal, and thereby return to normal function. Once they are removed, (by Trigger Point Therapy) the involved muscle will return to a state of normalcy, (i.e. heal) which almost always results in greatly improved muscle performance, as well as reduction or total elimination of the referred pain or symptom.
Trigger points may develop as a result of sedentary lifestyle, injury/trauma, repetitive strain, or diet deficiencies. As well, over-exercising, skeletal abnormalities and day-to-day emotional stress will provide an environment, suitable for trigger points to form!
They do not necessarily hurt, unless of course you compress them. They do however, cause symptoms that may be difficult for someone not trained in Trigger Point Therapy, to figure out. "Latent" trigger points will cause fatigue and weakness to the involved muscle(s); however, they do not cause pain or other symptoms. "Active" trigger points will always produce symptoms. Issues such as dizziness, numbness, vertigo, sinus issues, toothache, chronic dry cough, tinnitus, excess lacrimation, cardiac arrhythmia, muscle weakness, sciatic pain, migraine, temporomandibular joint disorder, heartburn, knee issues, back and shoulder pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hip pain, bladder control issues, painful intercourse, painful menstruation, and carpal tunnel syndrome are very often caused by trigger points. Trigger points can also be very stubborn. They cannot be stretched out in the traditional way we think of stretching. They are typically "squished" out. Well actually, compressed... it's a mini stretch to the TrP itself. This is done with fingertips, thumbs, knobbly tools or whatever else we can get at the TrP with. You may find other methods available to remove them (e.g. injections); but as previously mentioned, this "compression" technique is the most popular and widely used... and in my opinion, the most effective and safest method of treatment. Please note - Generally, you should expect 2 or 3 sessions before you feel a real difference. How quickly you feel an improvement will vary depending on your physical and emotional state, medications that you may be taking, skeletal abnormalities, alcohol or tobacco use, how active or inactive you are and how long you have had the condition that we are treating.
Common Trigger Point Symptoms
Migraine and Headaches
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Low Back Pain
Upper Back Pain
Hip, Buttock, and Groin
Musician and Singer Concerns
Morton's Foot Structure
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain. Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "Kinesio". Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body's own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles, and organs. The first application of Kinesio Taping was for a patient with articular disorders. For the first 10 years, orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Soon thereafter, Kinesio Taping was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players and word quickly spread to other athletes. Today, Kinesio Taping is used by medical practitioners and athletes around the world. The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports' taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an UNDESIRABLE side-effect. Kinesio Tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body. The Cochrane Collaboration defines reflexology as follows: Reflexology is gentle manipulation or pressing on certain parts of the foot to produce an effect elsewhere in the body. There is no consensus among reflexologists on how reflexology is supposed to work; a unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one's Qi.Reflexologists divide the body into ten equal vertical zones, five on the right and five on the left. Reflexologists posit that the blockage of an energy field, invisible life force, or Qi, can prevent healing. Another tenet of reflexology is the belief that practitioners can relieve stress and pain in other parts of the body through the manipulation of the feet. One claimed explanation is that the pressure received in the feet may send signals that 'balance' the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain. Practices resembling reflexology may have existed in previous historical periods. Similar practices have been documented in the histories of China and Egypt. Reflexology was introduced to the United States in 1913 by William H. Fitzgerald , M.D. (1872–1942), an ear, nose and throat specialist, and Edwin F. Bowers. Fitzgerald claimed that applying pressure had an anesthetic effect on other areas of the body. It was modified in the 1930s and 1940s by Eunice D. Ingham (1889–1974), a nurse and physiotherapist. Ingham claimed that the feet and hands were especially sensitive, and mapped the entire body into "reflexes" on the feet, renaming "zone therapy" reflexology. "Modern reflexologists use Ingham's methods, or similar techniques developed by the reflexologist Laura Norman."
Honey Massage - also known as Tibetan or Ukrainian Honey Massage - is an ancient treatment that has been practised in Asia and Eastern European coutnries for hundreds of years. As it is known, unique honey curative properties were used by doctors in ancient Tibet. They guessed not only to take honey inside, but also rub it in skin. So there was a honey massage. Honey – a source of all vitamins Honey contains vitamins (C, В1, В2, РР, etc.) in certain proportions, enzymes, acids, mineral substances, hormones, amino acids, aromatic and bactericidal substances. It is a complex biological product, comprising a complex of valuable biochemical substances, necessary for a person for ability to live, preservation of health and increase in duration of active life. Numerous researches show that on riches of microcells content honey has no equal among phytogenesis products. Honey contains more than 30 various microcells, such as: iron, copper, calcium and potassium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, silver, sodium lithium, phosphorus, sulphur, molybdenum and other microcells (the list can be continued).
Honey massage: curative properties
Honey massage promotes fast figure correction and proof preservation of result, thanks to strong immunomodulatory and strengthening properties. Unique properties of honey in a combination to massage promote: • to blood circulation improvement in deep layers of skin and muscles, • to fast restoration of muscular tone of muscles, • to skin clarification (also releases skin from slags), • to deducing of slags, • to recovery of hypodermically-fatty cellulose health, • to improvement of internals and tissues nutrition, • to removal of hypostases. • to elimination of cellulite,
Honey massage is equally good both for weight reduction, and for achievement of cosmetic effect in struggle against imperfections of figure. In itself, massage improves supply of muscles and skin with oxygen and nutrients, and honey releases them from slags, restores health of hypodermically-fatty cellulose, cleans hypostases for a long time. Due to all aforesaid skin becomes smooth and elastic, silky, hypodermic consolidations are smoothed, flabbiness, extensions and cellulite are cleaned. General condition of organism and, of course, mood is improved. For preventive maintenance of illnesses Honey massage as treatment and preventive maintenance method is very effective against:
• headaches, • sleep disorders, • intellectual and physical exhaustion, • psychosomatic diseases, • vegeto-vascular dystonia, • infringements of work of internal, • immunity becomes stronger.
What’s a secret?
What underlies this miracle massage? It is based on interaction of skin and biologically active substances, contained in honey, including standard mechanisms of action of other kinds of massage. It is concerned to a reflexotherapy version - an amazing combination of medical action of beer honey and massage. Honey, giving biologically active substances, absorbs toxins and promotes their fast deducing from an organism. Such massage is made for lymph flow increase and skin cleaning.
Honey for massage: organic forest honey or organic acacia honey.
A course of honey massage is calculated for 3-5 sessions. They are arranged every other day, so that skin would have time to have a rest and be restored. Technics of such massage consists of two movements – cave-in of honey and its vacuum exit. In the beginning honey fills in pores, then a masseur “extends” this honey together with metabolism waste. Body is rubbed with honey and massed – massage started on the back. Honey massage on problem zones lasts for 15-20 minutes, about one hour. In the beginning the back are massaged, then honey is washed off, and than only one problem zone will be massaged. After termination of honey massage, honey is washed off by warm water.
Honey massage – is not a wellness massage and not so pleasant procedure.
Honey has been used for thousands of years in beauty and health treatments.
The Breuss Massage is a very gentle Spinal Massage that safely stretches, nourishes, aligns and energizes our back! Rudolf Breuss said that there is no such thing as ‘wear’ if the intervertebral disc but the discs are somewhat ‘degenerated’, and he was convinced that regeneration is possible. Certainly the results achieved with the Breuss Massage suggest that this is quite possible! For basic understanding: Our Spine is like any other living organism, it is in a constant state of ‘stress and relief’, needs nourishment, rest but also the right amount of ‘stress’ in a sense in form of active movements to maintain its strength and function. During the day our Spine and especially our ‘discs’ are stressed and they need to fulfill their duty as shock-absorbers whenever we stand , walk or sit. Because of that the discs are squeezed, some of the liquid within gets out and the discs gets thinner. We are actually a little shorter in the evening compared to the morning after standing up! During sleep the Spine relaxes and stretches out and the discs somewhat can regenerate by ‘sucking’ the liquid they lost during the day back in, almost like a dry sponge placed in water. This mechanism is altered in a negative way when our metabolism is not in a balance or impaired for many different reasons. The Breuss Massage is actively replacing in a sense a whole and healthy full night sleep by stretching the Spine and Using natural Oil in the Process the discs are nourished like the sponge given water. In this relaxed state the Spine also can be safely and painless re-aligned. Healing Techniques further help in the regeneration process and balance the Spinal Energies so Blockages in the Physical as well as in the Psychical and Spiritual Levels are resolved! Time required is only about 25 minutes but can easily be longer if you want.
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