GENTLE RELEASE THERAPY
TIME TO LET IT GO
A wonderfully gentle therapy that could almost be considered a mixture of Reiki and Acupuncture (without the needles), which combined with additional techniques creates a synergy that allows the body to release.
Release? Release what? well, I often find in the first session a lifetime of stress being held in the body, that the client didn't even realise was there. I actually created Gentle Release therapy using my energy skills to find areas that need attention and knowing when it's time to move to the next area or technique. I now offer training to become a practitioner and offer self care workshops.
Gentle Release Therapy uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Theory to understand what's going on in the body. For example the Liver is a key organ in TCM it helps the flow of Qi (Energy) around the body, the Liver is linked to Ligaments and Tendons, so muscular tension may well be connected to the Liver. The emotions connected to the Liver are anger and frustration...imagine someone really angry and all those ligaments and tendons becoming so tight in their body they look like they might explode! The Liver is also linked with the time 1am to 3am, so if you find yourself waking at these times and not able to get back to sleep for a while, you and your Liver may appreciate some help. Gentle Release Therapy uses techniques to support and release not only the Liver energy but also the other key organs in TCM. We also have extremely gentle emotional release techniques that we can use if there is an issue in particular that's causing you stress.
In addition to the TCM work with the abdominal organs we also incorporate cranial release regularly into treatments which involves an extremely light touch which can allow the body to release on another level. I also have techniques that release the endocrine (hormone system) and lymphatic system that can be used as required. All treatments are tailored to deal with what your body needs to release at that moment in time.
After treatments clients often feel lighter in both the head and abdomen and will very often be so relaxed they go and take a much needed nap, or be so energised they get loads of work done that they have been struggling with for ages!
The advertising standards agency is very rigid in what we can say about the efficacy of complementary therapies, eventually we hope to do some clinical trials. However we can say that the treatments help with relaxation, and helping relaxation helps stress. How many health problems are caused or exacerbated by stress....too many to list! If you are wondering if Gentle Release Therapy may help you please feel free to give us a call.
Helen is the founder of Gentle Release Therapy and has been training students in the UK and Ireland. As a practitioner I am facilitating getting your own body flowing back into balance, it's not what I do as such, your body is allowing the release, we are just giving time and space for that to happen. This means you can even use Gentle Release techniques to treat yourself as part of a regular self care routine, or you may use them to help your children or family. To learn some of these techniques come to one of our retreats or even consider becoming a Gentle Release Practitioner! When there are deeper things to release it is worth seeing a practitioner, it's very hard to be objective when working on yourself, and in many of us we have it ingrained that 'we are fine' when actually we are very much not and could benefit from a little help.
Some people benefit from coming for regular sessions, some clients just come every now and again when they feel they need it.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Gentle Release Therapy, is a fully clothed therapy and you would normally lie comfortably on your back on the treatment couch, I have an 's' shape couch so the angles can all be adjusted to get you super comfy. Once super comfy I get you super snuggly with lovely blankets (if you wish)! I also treat clients whilst in their wheelchairs and this is fine too. Then you can just lie back and relax, sometimes conversation is useful to help the release, but if you want you can just fall asleep.
Try to take it easy following the treatment, don't have too much planned in. Space for a nap or time to relax would be perfect especially after your first session, which may be quite intense.