What is SLM Bodywork?
SLM bodywork is best defined as a manipulation of the body's soft tissue using a unique combination of acupressure and massage techniques that put length and energy back into the muscles and balance the body, allowing it to function normally. It takes a holistic approach to healing by looking at areas such as diet, exercise and lifestyle as a way of making the body more receptive to the bodywork techniques and cope better with a lifestyle so that injury doesn’t occur in the first place.
What are the benefits of SLM Bodywork?
Generally the most obvious benefit is the fast and long lasting relief from pain, especially chronic pain that has been in the body for a number of months or even years. After a treatment, which is usually one hour in length and works on the whole body in each session, a person feels very light, balanced and energised.
A person who gets this treatment regularly, say weekly or fortnightly, will be very unlikely to injure themselves or suffer from acute pain in the first place because the accumulation of stress in an area, that usually precipitates pain or injury, is removed before it has a chance to build up to a significant level.
Long-term recipients of this form of body work report better health and wellbeing and less pain and discomfort generally.
And how exactly is this therapy done?
The SLM practitioner continually moves around the body using unique massage techniques to search out problem muscles that may be causing imbalances or pain. They are treated deeply in brief intervals so that by the end of a treatment the condition of those muscles has been improved dramatically but in such a way as not to overwork and injure them. Any excess pain felt by the patient or resistance from the muscles is treated with diet, supplements and or exercises depending on the body and lifestyle of the person being treated.
Many of the exercises given include self-treatment techniques that help speed up the results in the stubborn areas.
A skilled practitioner can often tell what is needed from how the body feels but in difficult cases other testing is used to confirm problems that need attention. This includes such things as:
- Live blood analysis
- Hair analysis
Who invented SLM Bodywork?
SLM Bodywork was developed by Steve Lockhart in the late '80s from his original training under John Guttenbeil. Steve has worked to refine and develop the techniques over the past 17 years and has now put together a comprehensive training program with the goal of providing others with an easier and more effective method for giving fast, long lasting relief from chronic pain in the body.
Where can I find out more information?
Steve's first book, THE BAD BACK BOOK is now an ebook and is free to anyone who is interested in finding out more about how pain develops in the body and how SLM Bodywork goes about taking it away. To get a copy of the book visit http://www.backpain.com.au