Backhealer SELF CARE Method
Imagine you can inhale over 30 seconds and at the end of the exhale from that one breath your body will be calm and released. Practice our breathing technique and you will be able to do this.
The Backhealer Breathing is a modification of the ancient Yogic practice of Pranayama.
Practice of this technique neutralizes our small brain and allows our big brain to reset the muscular patterns that keep our back and body in pain. This breathing is imperative is you want long term healing in your body.
Continued practice of Backhealer Breathing will create habits of increased blood and energy flows giving you less pain and stress everyday.
Your small brain will reset itself so your body will maintain this new state of relaxation. You will have decreased muscle tightness and reduced toxins in your body.
Your body will be set up for efficient long term healing.
Applying pressure to specific muscles and soft tissues pushes the wastes out of these muscles in to the blood stream. This pressure also sends a signal to the brain which increases flow to the area immediately and over the next 48 hours.
Using balls to pressurize (similar to acupressure) the body in the correct area and in the proper sequence releases muscle tension and inflammation. The body becomes more supple and more flexible.
Directing your Backhealer Breath to the areas of the pressure teaches your brain to form new patterns of muscle tone which you then incorporate into everyday life.
Backhealer’s MASSAGEMOBILZE shows you where and how to place the ball on your body for maximum results.
What is a supple muscle?
It is a muscle that when you push on it, it releases quickly. It is pliable. It is not hard. It is characterized by ease of bending. The muscular pattern has been restored and the newly supple muscle can now be used for exercise.
Once your body has become supple then it is time for stretching and exercise.
Your body will want to revert back to its old movement patterns unless you make new ones. Backhealer’s LENGTHENSTRENGTHEN series is designed to “reprogram” your movement patterns so that you can manage your chronic back and neck dysfunctions.
LENGTHENSTRENGTHEN Group classes practice self myofascial release using the Backhealer ball for the first 20 minutes of the class. You are then led through non-load stretches and exercises on the floor. Your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are softened and lengthened; then re-strengthened to create new neuromuscular patterns.
This progressive movement assures you will reprogram the brain to use new patterns; new patterns that you choose. These new patterns will allow you to be strong and limber. Daily activities may have less pain. You may be able to perform your activities and sports better.
Learn tissue lengthening exercises that support a healthy spine
Learn strengthening exercises that support spine health and strength
I started experiencing severe neck pain, migraines, and even black outs at 7 years old. At the age of 9 my first x-rays revealed that I had the spine of a 90 year old man.
I was born with no discs in my low back, a mid-back scoliosis, and a reverse curve on my neck. My father and sister both had similar cogential defects and both had surgery to fuse their vertebrae; neither surgery was successful in decreasing their pain.
By my early twenties I was unable to walk for long periods of time, and a few years later the headaches became debilitating. I used a pressure-based treatment similar to acupressure (sticking a tool into the painful areas) to relieve my neck pain. I succeeded, and never experienced a headache, migraine, or blackout again.
My low back pain remained and yet so did the experience of the self-directed pressure into my neck a few years earlier. I immersed myself in research and trial of many therapies including chiropractic, all forms of massage, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, weight training , yoga, nutrition, breath work, and energy work. The first day I started to experiment with breathing techniques I felt immediate relaxation of pain and tightness.
Many clients, a great deal of research, and personal experience has provided me with a deep understanding of pain and healing giving birth to the Backhealer.