One important aspect of “Jean Therapy” is to look at the whole structure of your body: it’s alignment when standing still and when moving. Below is an explanation of what can happen if just one muscle or a group of muscles are not working together as they should.
How a weak or under-energised muscle can upset the whole body
If you have a weak muscle in your left hip, the muscles of the right hip will have to work harder to keep the body balanced. And the extra tension of muscles in the right hip will affect the rest of the right leg.
This puts a strain on the foot, and with the foot in a different position strain will be placed on other sets of muscles.
This in turn changes overall posture and can affect the positions of your internal organs. Your body needs to have clear communication and circulation between all it’s organs. Imbalances can effect this communication and circulation, in turn, influencing how they work and changing the chemicals they produce.
Hence, the chemical and psychological balance of your body is changed, impacting on everything from your individual cells to your overall mood.
As your body and mind are affected, you think, feel and perceive events differently and consequently you assume a posture corresponding to those changes.
This new posture may result in additional tension and imbalance amongst the muscles, which again affect your overall well being, and can increase pain levels, decrease mobility, and increase anxiety or stress. It effectively can become a ‘downward spiral’ as cause and effect work together by layering upon each successive layer and worsening the situation.
Here you can see the imbalance in this woman’s posture. Look at the forward lean of her body.
She has been suffering with cramps in her feet and calves for over 10 years – at times severe. She has also had on-going health issues with tiredness and erratic blood sugar.
This person loves to run and also likes to use running for stress release. But she has found running to painful so she came to Jean for help.
It’s important for her health to get her body “back into balance”
The Benefits of Intervention
Without intervention, the above cycle can be difficult for the sufferer to break on their own.
It is easy to mistake the symptoms and effects as being the actual problem itself. However, the problem is often more deeply concealed. Tracing the symptoms back to their cause/s and treating the problem at its root involves a thorough understanding of how conditions manifest themselves and what treatment is most effective.
With the correct diagnosis and therapy, the cause of the problems (and not just the symptoms) can often be effectively treated.