In accomplishing our daily activities, we mostly rely on habitual ways of getting things done. Without realising it, we are hard-wiring movement patterns into our bodies. Some of these are beneficial while others lead to aches and pains over time, some of them even result in serious strain and injury.
While the Lyno Method is a whole body approach, its main focus is on the fascia (connective tissue). The premise is that over- and under-use of the body causes connective tissue to become lengthened or shortened in different areas, literally pulling the body into a certain shape. Even if the distortion is limited to a small part, the totality of the body is affected. So the functionality is reduced as we adapt to less mobility, adopt compensatory behaviours and manage misalignment with tension. Eventually even the muscular and skeletal systems comply, and as the underlying collagen (protein fibres) hardens, the total structure is moulded to fit the body’s posture and usage tendencies.
Instead of fascia as a living, dynamic, highly sensory, supportive sheath, it has become an inflexible, tough, matted casing. This contributes to chronic conditions with symptoms of varying degrees of discomfort, stiffness, inflammation, pain, weakness, and recurring injuries.
The objective of the Lyno Method is to restore neutral and balanced movement in a fully functional body. The process for achieving this is described below:
A discussion on the client’s main concerns, how these developed, current and past activities, medical history. Future movement and strength goals are also reviewed. The Lyno Method is effective for all stages of life and levels of fitness – from high-performance to sedentary people.
Comprehensive functional and mobility tests are performed, which present a clear picture of where the limitations are, what is most likely to be contributing to those and, therefore, what releases are required. The tests are repeated in each session so progress can be tracked.
This is a hands-on method as the practitioner and the client work together to mobilise the tissues. The combined movement of the practitioner’s hands in the opposite direction of the client’s muscle contraction activates the hyaluronic acid within the fascia. This fluid facilitates a gliding motion between the layers of tissues, including the muscles, joints and organs. As circulation returns, the healthy qualities of the fascia are reinstated, such as: resilience, tone, suppleness, flexibility, elasticity.
New approaches to living in and working with one’s body are recommended. These may include what to give more attention to, changes to negative movement and postural habits, different practises to encourage lasting change, exercises to supplement the healing that has been initiated.
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