Brain And Body Spotting
In 2019 ( find name of study) it was discovered that smooth muscle fibers are embedded in the fascia in our bodies. Fascia in itself is interwoven throughout our entire body and it is what holds us together. It is a fascinating wonder of the human body that we are now able to put science behind. We also know that the function of smooth muscle is to contract and does so involuntarily as opposed to skeletal muscle which we control how and when we can contract and relax. We also know that smooth muscle doesn’t release quickly or as easily as skeletal muscle. So when the thalamus in the brain perceives fear or a potential threat it engages all muscles to pull away from the threat, freeze or flee. When the threat is over our skeletal muscle lets go but the smooth muscle holds tight. So how do we get through letting it know that the threat is over and it can release?
How Does It Work?
The job of our Limbic system is to control instinct and mood. It remembers every threat our body has undergone but it does not
have any concept of time or language. So we can talk to it about pain but it can’t listen. It doesn’t have the ability to comprehend because it’s not designed to. UNTIL… we access it through our brain/bodyspot allowing communication to the subcortex (deep processing) of the brain. Discovered by clinical Psychologist Dr. David Grand back in 2003 we now know that by accessing our Limbic System it rebalances the brain’s information allowing it to be updated, therefore being able to now understand the past from the
So that knee injury you had 5 years ago that is completely healed but still bothering you… your brain is still holding the information that you shouldn’t move that knee because it will cause you pain. That was true at one time but now we need to update that information in the Limbic System so that it understands it doesn’t need that pain to protect you anymore.
Here is a reatlable comment when the Limbic System is stuck between past pain and future fear. “C’mon, you have to get over that, it happened so long ago!” You can try and convince that individual until you are blue in the face but that information won’t go anywhere if it is trapped in a system that doesn’t understand
what was a long time ago due to having no relation to time and space. All it knows is that long ago it caused pain therefore it’s job along with the thalamus is to protect you from letting that happen again, thus creating a future fear and holding that pain in the body. By accessing the Limbic System we are able to
update that information, almost like the hard drive on your computer, and allow your body to let it go.
Who Is Right For Bodyspotting?
Who is an ideal candidate for bodyspotting? Anyone who has pain. It could be from 6 months ago or 20 years ago. If you’re just plain tired of dealing with it, know that you don’t have to. If anyone has ever told you there is no hope, this is your life now and you’re not ready for or willing to accept that answer, you’re an ideal candidate. Of course the sooner this is addressed the quicker the response and fewer the layers we have to work through. Bodyspotting is neuromuscular rehabilitation therefore covered by all insurances.