I just completed a 3 day intensive on Neural Manipulation (NM). Specifically this class focused on Neuromeningeal Manipulation. This is fancy talk for working with the central nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and various membranes surrounding the system. I can not tell you how profound this work is. For me it is the missing piece of the puzzle that allows for the resolution of injury, chronic pain and dysfunction and the random symptoms we all have that never seem to go away.
So what is Neural Manipulation exactly? Jean-Pierre Barral who developed this amazing work describes it best:
“Neural” refers to the nervous system of the body, which includes the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. This delicate system acts as a communication highway throughout the body, and when it is not operating properly, pain and loss of function can result. Neural Manipulation, or NM, identifies local nerve restrictions and fixation while examining their effects on the rest of the body. The application of the gentle NM techniques re-establishes communication in the body, and improves its ability to adapt and restore itself to optimal health.
Optimal health relies on a harmonious relationship between the different systems of the body – such as the nerves/nervous system, organs and their support tissues, and other structures. When nerve fixation occurs in one location, the body is forced to compensate elsewhere. This disharmony creates wider spread restriction, abnormal points of tension, and chronic irritation that over time can add up to functional and structural problems – musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary, respiratory and digestive, to name a few.
An NM therapist identifies specific nerve fixations and their global impacts on the body. Through application of the gentle and specific NM techniques, the patient’s body becomes less bound by dysfunctional patterns allowing it to achieve a better state of optimal health.
Conditions treated with Neural Manipulation:
Lower Back Pain and Sciatica, Headaches and Migraines, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Digestive Disorders, Post-operative Scar Tissue Pain, Swallowing Dysfunctions, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Whiplash Injuries, Lumbar and Cervical Stenosis, Herniated Disc, TMJ, Injury To Head Face and Brain.
If you would like to know more about how this work can benefit you please contact me. I am more than happy to give a short consultation and answer questions over the phone.
As always – Be Well!