Core Balancing

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This is an entire hour focussed on the trunk of the body. It begins with massage of the muscles and fascia of the low back and sacral area. Then treatment of the sides of the body (from latissimus dorsi to iliotibial band) works to lift the rib cage off the pelvis, and provide more freedom of movement for the head of the femur (thigh bone). It concludes with abdominal massage - an external, non invasive manipulation that addresses abdominal muscles and fascia as well as the position and health of internal organs.

This work can involve freeing fascial restrictions in the rib cage, pelvic crest and within the abdominal cavity and guiding the abdominal and hip flexor muscles into lengthening. Remember that the abdominal muscles work in conjunction with the back muscles to help keep the spine erect. Any weakness in them can lead to chronic back ache, as the muscles of the back get overstressed from taking on the majority of the gravitational load. With abdominal massage, the posture opens up, and given how frequently muscles such as the psoas have become short and tight in our chair-addicted lifestyle, this kind of work can have profound effects.

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In addition, this form of massage supports the circulation and functioning of the organs located in the abdominal pelvic cavity. It stimulates the functioning of the intestines and promotes the process of digestion and excretion. As the body ages, internal organs may begin to prolapse as a result of the constant downward force of gravity. This form of abdominal work gently scoops and lifts, easing congestion and swelling, supporting the transitions of aging.

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