during and after your treatment
During a Structural Decompression™ treatment the practitioner uses a hand-held tool that applies deep rhythmic, oscillating percussion to specific soft tissue zones (mainly muscle and fascia near bony structures). Contractures in each zone are systematically released, beginning with the hip-sacral-coccygeal area, proceeding up alongside the spine, all the way up to the Atlas (the first/ topmost cervical vertebra.) The release of the Atlas is often the most profound for people, unless they have significant hip/sciatica issues. After the entire hip/spine/neck complex has been freed up, some energetic and harmonizing work is performed to further lock in the stability f the treatment. An average treatment lasts about 2.5 hours.
Most people find the majority of the experience relaxing and even meditative at times, but there are always areas of tenderness and vulnerability. The practitioner of Structural Decompression™ is trained to always begin gently with each new positioning of the tool so that if an injured, tender or vulnerable spot is encountered, the practitioner can work with lighter pressure until it is safe to proceed. It is the norm that when an area of tenderness is encountered, a little light pressure with incremental building of intensity can usually eliminate the tenderness. Because of this ease in adaptability, the technique is safe and effective for children and elderly, as well as for the feeble and the strong.
The increased freedom in the neck hips and spine often comes with a mild sense of euphoria, albeit with some soreness. The soreness in many improves every day; in others, depending on how much toxin was locked in the tissues and their ability to process that toxin, there can be lingering soreness for some time.