Debbie Sergent, LMT, PBP
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The Emmett Technique
The EMMETT Technique is a light touch form of therapy which involves light pressure at specific points on the body. It is used to address pain and discomfort, improve body movement, restoring a positive emotional state, which generally improves the quality of life. The EMMETT Technique is based on the understanding of the body's response to light touch, which accesses the nervous system via the brain, influencing muscles and tendons. Often, the points accessed have memory and emotional attachments, which may also be released.
Fast and accurate assessments of imbalances in the body are an impressive feature of this technique, allowing the practitioner to tailor the treatment according to the specific needs of each client. The Emmett technique is often referred to as the "chameleon technique to bodywork" due to it's adaptable and individualized nature of application as the body changes.
AMT - Applied Myoskeletal Technique
Applied Myoskeletal Soft-Tissue Therapy allows the practitioner to quickly evaluate and apply gentle corrections to many physical dysfunctions such as Pelvic Tilt, Unilateral and Bilateral pelvic rotations, symphysis pubis dysfunction, vertebral rotations, sacral and leg length discrepancies and deviations as an initial part of any treatment.
This technique, like Bowenwork and the Emmett Technique is adaptable to the needs of each client as the session progresses. The practitioner is assessing the body throughout each session and is applying the most effective technique for the dysfunction.
IOS - Importance of Symmetry
IOS is another great system of assessment to quickly determine where the main issue of dysfunction coming from. Then I use Bowen or Emmett Therapy to treat.
BOWENWORK is a system of touch which initiates a series of responses in the body through the stimulation of the nervous, musculoskeletal, and fascial systems and it's energetic pathways. Practitioners perform a sequence of small movements on specific points on the body interspersed with rest periods. The gentle Bowenwork moves stimulate the nerve endings, which overlie both muscles and acupoints.
The body's response to this stimulation, which begins during the rest period, includes a balancing the autonomic nervous system and changes the musculoskeletal system in the direction of increased symmetry. These effects, in turn, remove blockages to the free flow of energy throughout the body. From the point of view of complementary health care, when the body's nervous and energetic and physical systems are in balance, the body is better able to return to a state of wellness and ease.
Bowenwork activates the innate healing mechanisms within the body, so that given time, the autonomic nervous system will self-regulate and the body will heal to the extent it is able.
Scar Tissue Release
The effects of scar tissue on the body can not be underestimated in its possible effect on myofascial pain and/or dysfunction. The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to physical trauma as a result of surgery, cuts, or by accidental means.
Collagen, a natural substance produced by the body is laid down to repair the wound. Purposefully, a thick fibrous mass is created which can hinder proper circulation, congests lymph flow and can even impact the range of motion. Since scar tissue is fibrous and non elastic, it can create a mechanical "pull" on many fascial membranes effecting muscles, organs and glands. Scar tissue can create a bio-mechanical restriction.
Additionally, surgery, accidents and injuries often sever delicate nerve tissue resulting in nerve damage to the surrounding area as well.
The effects of scars can be far-reaching due to the emotional impact from any number of traumatic events related to the scar, including Caesarian Sections, surgeries, accidents, and even war wounds.
When the physical attributes of a scar and surrounding tissue are changed, often there can be a positive change in the emotional aspects as well.
Welcome to Tranquility Bowenwork and combined muscle therapies!
After ten years into my massage career, which I loved, I knew there had to be a more effective way to help my clients with relief from pain and dysfunction and begin to move to a state of more overall well-being and ease. Enter Bowenwork! I was introduced to Bowenwork by a friend who treated me the first day of a bad cold! How could a body therapy help with a cold? A day later, I had gone from miserable to 100% better! I was SOLD on Bowenwork and mastered this gentle but powerful modality! While studying Bowenwork, my own wrist, elbow and back pain from years of massage were gone!
I completed Bowenwork training in 2009 and am a registered Bowenwork Practitioner with the American Association of Bowenwork, as well as the Bowenwork Academy of Australia, having completed the Advanced Procedure levels 1 & 2.
It was exciting that such light touch could stimulate profound healing at a deeper level than massage. As I studied Bowenwork, other similar light touch therapies came to my attention. I was intrigued by the Emmett Technique, another profoundly gentle and effective therapy, developed by Ross Emmett. After 3 years of training, I'm now certified in this wonderful technique!
I am currently a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
My goal is to provide each client with gentle, effective healthcare in a safe and serene environment Sessions not only include relaxing hands-on treatments but health education and suggestions for improving overall wellness.
I'm grateful to have a thriving practice based on referrals from satisfied clients.
combined muscle therapies
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