In every person's life, there will be times when injuries, aches and pains occur. Often, doctors will prescribe pain control medication to help you 'ride it out' while the body heals, but this seldom helps the cause of the problem, and may even result in cascading injuries from that one initial problem.
At the Sydney Myofascial Release Centre we use Core Body Therapy, a complete system of bodywork that treats musculoskeletal pain with myofascial release, deep tissue massage, stretching techniques, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy and PEMF Therapy. It is a grounded, scientific, structural approach to the body that also encompasses emotional and spiritual aspects.
I came to Chris for whiplash sustained injuries in my neck, head and shoulder area. After a few treatments I have seen a huge improvement as I can look side ways again and great releases in the whole delicate head,mouth and neck area on a musculoskeletal and fascial level. What I like about Chris's treatments is that it is a full body approach as he tunes in and listens deeply with his hands and his heart at everything that may be affecting the area of pain so other body parts can free up and you can feel yourself slowly letting go on a physical and emotional level as he unravels deep held restrictions, tension and stress patterns.
Core Body Therapy is one of the more affordable injury therapy options available in Sydney today. Conditions successfully treated include:
- Lower back and pelvic pain
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Jaw and neck dysfunction (alignment)
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Poor posture
- Repetitive strain injury
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
Symptoms of TMJ Syndrome include:
Core Body Therapy recognises that for successful treatment and healing of TMJ pain many factors need to be addressed including nutrition, stress reduction and expert treatment of the myofascial and craniosacral systems. Depending on the severity of the condition, clients find significant benefits after only five treatments.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle bodywork practice that employs a light touch to correct and harmonise the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system includes the bones of the head (cranium), the dura mater (the connective tissue surrounding the brain), the spinal dura (the connective tissue surrounding the spinal cord) and the sacrum. These structures house and protect the brain, spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid. The goal of craniosacral therapy is to release and correct restrictions in the craniosacral system, to promote functioning of the central nervous system and flow of the cerebral spinal fluid.
Craniosacral therapy is very effective in the treatment of:
- Lower back and pelvic pain
- Neck pain Headaches/Migraines
- Joint Syndrome
- Teeth grinding post dental procedures
Chris O'Brien holds a Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy and has undertaken extensive training with the Upledger Institute, the premier training institute for craniosacral therapy in the world today.
Deep Tissue Massage
Is a style of massage that releases tension in the deepest muscular layers of the body . These tensions perpetuate pain and stiffness especially in the lower back,hips neck and shoulders. Deep tissue massage offers the same benefits of regular massage such as relaxation but at the same time is extremely therapeutic.
What are the causes of these deeply held tension within the muscles?
Old injuries, poor posture and stress create and continue to perpetuate sore, tense muscles.
What is a Deep Tissue Massage treatment like?
Your therapist combines advanced deep tissue techniques such as trigger point release, myofascial release and remedial massage to expertly release these deep layers of muscular tension, tender points,knots and break down adhesions between muscular layers to bring your muscular system back into balance.
Dramatic reduction in muscular tension and stiffness
Ease of movement
Improved sporting performance
Profound long lasting results
To receive the full benefits of deep tissue massage your therapist will recommend a series of treatments precisely tailored to your individual needs.