The Shambhala Clinic

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Athletes & Sportspersons

Notice that the stiffest tree is easily cracked while the bamboo or willow survives while bending with the wind"

-Bruce Lee

“It is my belief that motion is health, stasis results in disease...in Craniosacral therapy, the practitioner continually evaluates the craniosacral systems and all body fascias, searching for areas of compromised mobility...it involves a whole-body evaluation of energy patterns and cysts. Once such abnormal patterns are located, the therapist may eclectically employ any and all techniques that may be useful in re-establishing optimal freedom of motion to any restricted areas that are found...such motion can range from the movement of interstitial fluids and transmembrane ionic and molecular transport, to gross joint motion and even energy flow...” Dr. John Upledger

 

"If you are an athlete wanting to be at the top of your sport,or need relief from chronic pain or recent injury,or find restrictive tissues within your body hampering your swing ,shot, sprint or any motion, then you have come to the right place “ - The Shambhala Clinic

For optimal performance, it is necessary to have structural and energetic balance so that the body can move freely and efficiently, as well as prevent and heal the causes of pain, spasm, inflammation, overuse,  or misuse.

To maximize human performance, treat chronic injuries, and enhance longevity, it is necessary to keep the myofascial system open and free.   Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy should be part of an athlete's or performing artist's maintenance, and recovery program.

CST treatments also free the body to move in a more fluid and efficient way while facilitating deep relaxation, increased vitality, and a profound sense of well-being. Craniosacral therapy is deep healing work for the mind, body, and spirit. By complimenting the body’s natural healing process, CST can also be used as preventative health measure. 

When the body is injured or exposed to prolonged periods of repetitive stress, it begins to solidify and become hard or adhesed and less fluid, causing muscles to tighten up and creating restrictions in the connective tissue(fascia) and decreased mobility.These restrictions impact on smooth fluid movement and can cause pain, muscle tightness, poor posture, breathing difficulties, loss of range of motion, fatigue, neurological problems, inefficient movement patterns, and many other problems.

 Myofascial/cranial/visceral restrictions, trigger-points, and adhesions can create imbalances throughout the body and predispose an athlete/dancer for more serious injuries such has sprains, strains, and herniated disks. 

Whole body assessment is an important part of effective and comprehensive treatment.  It is necessary to use a whole body approach, because we are comprised of complex interrelated systems. Essentially, everything is connected, and life is motion. Restrictions or tightness in any part of the body may potentially affect other parts.  For example, chronic neck pain can be caused by restrictions/tightness in the thorax (chest), pelvis or diaphragm. An old knee injury can cause hip problems.  Restrictions in the sacrum or occiput can result in headaches. Visceral fascial restrictions can cause low back pain.  Scar tissue from an old surgery can cause adhesions resulting in imbalances throughout the rest of the body. The body’s ability to self-correct is diminished when it is overwhelmed by excessive tensions.