Expected Physical Outcomes
The significant changes provided by Karl Cousins will ensure that all of the joints are lined up and working as effective shock absorbers, thus helping to limit the inevitable long term structural deterioration that results from the compressive and overuse effects from our daily work & training.
Inflammation and repair
On a microscopic level, the very nature of my work introduces a form of destruction (inflammation) to make way for renovation (repair). Many have not realised, but a little bit of inflammation is actually good for the body. Here is why: As your injured body part is being manipulated, enzymes & proteins leak in to your blood stream thereby setting off a powerful chain reaction of inflammation. Consequently, white blood cells are drawn to the scene of damage the way sharks respond to blood in the water from miles around. The WBC become tantamount to the wrecking crew these are the guys you called in to renovate your house. They bring in sledge hammers, crow bars, wheelbarrows & dumpsters who tear down the old plaster and rip the walls apart to take your house back to its healthy foundation.
Once the demolition is done the WBC are removed and the chemical mediators of cytokines, prostaglandins, & macrophages takeover and set the stage for repair. This is where the plumber, the electrician, & the maser carpenter come in. New pipes, new wires & new walls go in where needed. The old stuff that’s worth saving is preserved, and the infrastructure and detail work is polished & sanded back to its original state. (Crowley & Lodge 2004 Younger Next Year)
The process of inflammation and repair are inextricably joined together in an automatic cycle that enables us to adapt to the varied stresses that are imposed upon our bodies. This usually takes place approximately 24-48 hours after the treatment has been completed. Invariably the client will generally experience tenderness/soreness that will gradually decrease and make way for a less painful, lighter & more mobile body part. General movement will be more efficient and more responsive. This is the true nature of structural integration.
With body manipulation your connective tissues are healthier and have more appropriate levels of tone, fluids will flow more easily, nerve impulses will be conducted Moore smoothly, thus helping to create a more effective motor response. Overall, one should notice less random movement patterns, as our structural integrity will move not as a collection of unorganised body parts, but as a cohesive harmonious unit that is able to withstand the stresses that bombard us on a daily basis.
If you are interested in improving the level of structural balance in your body, enhancing your performance, and an overall profound resolution to pain relief, we invite you to contact us. We provide you with an accurate assessment of your structural balance and discuss with you the impact it will have on your long term mobility.