Q: Why do I experience pain?
A: Through a variety of activities or just our lifestyle in general, the body gets ‘out of balance’. Often what starts out as a small problem, builds up over time and before you know it a chronic pain condition has surfaced and stayed or an acute injury happens out of nowhere.
By fixing the imbalance you invariably fix the original cause of the problem and so the pain is often gone for good. The full body, deep tissue, incredibly effective SLM bodywork techniques are one way you can safely achieve this.
Q: I have a disc problem can you help me?
A: Discs are pulled out of place by muscles so the best way to correct it is by releasing the muscles.
Q: Why won’t working where I feel pain provide a long term solution?
A: Where you feel pain is rarely the cause of the problem. For example a neck or shoulder problem may be due to your hips being out of balance. A groin problem may be the result of tight leg muscles. All your muscles are connected to each other so the best way to get lasting relief is to treat the whole body and correct all the imbalances found there. If you don’t do this problems resurface at a later date somewhere in your body.
Q: I don’t have any pain is SLM suitable for me?
A: Absolutely. SLM will correct any imbalances in your body before they cause you any problems and restore length and function to all muscles in your body. You will feel lighter and relaxed and sleep better. Its the perfect stress buster!
Q: Will stretching help my pain?
A: Surprisingly no. Although the standard advice is to stretch research has shown that it does not provide any long term benefits. This is because stretching does not unblock a tight muscle all it does is weaken the attachments of the muscle to the joints which is the weakest point. Some temporary relief is felt but the problem will resurface at some point maybe even years later.
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Q: How is SLM different from other massage or other therapies?
A: Other therapies such as remedial massage relaxes the muscles. Physio and chiro etc work on specific areas but do not rebalance the whole body. You may feel good afterwards and you may get temporary relief of your problem but it hasn’t fixed anything. SLM is different as the whole body is rebalanced. The muscles are released not just relaxed and muscles that are not functioning will be fired up. You will feel the difference after one treatment.
Q: I have injured myself how quickly should I come for a treatment?
A: As soon as possible. When you sustain an injury the tissues get traumatized. The quicker the trauma is removed and the imbalance that caused the injury in the first place is corrected the quicker your body will heal. If there are substantial cuts or grazes it may be necessary to wait until they have healed but often they can be worked around.
Q: Nothing has been able to heIp me so far, is there any point trying SLM?
A: Absolutely. SLM is very different from any other bodywork in that it rebalances the whole body fixing the causes of pain and does not just focus on the site of pain.
Q: Do I use ice or heat on a new injury?
A: Ice is the usual advice to stop bleeding but it traumatises the tissues so heat is better. If there is a lot of bleeding use ice for a maximum of 10 minutes once only and call for advice.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: This will depend on the nature of your problem, how long you have had it and how fit and healthy you are. Most people feel better after one treatment but a series of treatments is often needed to retrain the muscles and provide lasting relief. Once your body is balanced then a monthly maintenance treatment is recommended to keep your body that way.