WHAT IS MATRIX REPATTERNING
Matrix Repatterning is a clinically proven, gentle, hands-on treatment that precisely locates and treats the injury at the SOURCE of the problem, eliminating discomforting symptoms. The non-invasive treatment ‘works from the inside out’, restoring and correcting imbalances at the cellular level, deep in the structure of the body. When obstructions are cleared at the cellular level, the body’s natural healing mechanisms become unblocked and are then able to perform efficiently.
The most common way primary restrictions (points of injury) are created, is when a force enters the body (ie. car accidents, sporting injuries, falls, repetitive actions...) and is absorbed in dense tissues. These restrictions create patterns of tension that develop into symptoms (ie. decreased range of motion in joints, tension, pain), disrupting and hindering normal daily activities and lifestyles.
- symptoms may not always be felt at the point of injury due to the tension patterns in the body created by the injury.
- Once a primary restriction (site of injury) is cleared, only if you re-injure the area will you require more treatment.
- Matrix Repatterning is covered by Extended Health Plans that provide coverage for Registered Massage Therapy.
HOW IT WORKS
Over time, especially as adults, we collect a history of injuries in our bodies. The body is very adaptable and therefore makes adjustments with each of these injuries in order to continue functioning. However, injuries do not just disappear, they become layers of tension in the body.
As the body's tensions build, these layered patterns of tension can manifest as physical symptoms ie. pain, tension, decreased mobility in joint(s). Often times, the symptoms show in remote areas to the injuries. A symptom can be remote to an injury due to the continuous fabric in the body known as the extracellular matrix. This matrix allows patterns of tension to manifest the symptom in areas distant from the actual injury
The extracellular matrix interconnects each of the bodies parts to one another. Nothing in the body is isolated, it is all connected. Locating a site of injury (aka. primary restriction) and treating that site, relieves a layer of tension that contributes to the symptom. This relief is the process of unlayering the levels of injury. As one layer is relieved an older one may be exposed. Old symptoms may arise when the unravelling of layers exposes the underlying tensions. These new symptoms are revealing the next layer to be treated. As the tensions of the body are consecutively relieved, the body’s pain and restriction decrease and the mobility, stability and range of motions increase.
WHO BENEFITS FROM A TREATMENT
Anyone that has sustained a fall, an impact, an accident or repetitive strain to the body can benefit from a Matrix Repatterning treatment. It is beneficial for all age groups. MR normalizes tissue and therefore can do no harm.
Due to Matrix Repatterning's ability to normalize tissue, it can be very beneficial in aiding with the healing process of an acute injury. Chronic symptoms will take more time to unravel the contributing layers of tension. Symptoms of a chronic nature tend to be more complex as they are usually an accumulation of injuries and possible lifestyle choices (biochemical, emotional...) that indirectly contribute to the mechanics of the body.
WHEN TO SEEK CARE
Symptoms are the bodies messengers that are communicating that something is out of balance and needs attention.
Pain is merely a messenger. Symptoms, such as pain and decreased ranges of motion in joints indicate function has changed and needs attention.
WHAT DOES MATRIX REPATTERNING TREAT?
Common Conditions Treated by MR (to name a few):
TMJ (jaw tension, pain)
Post-dental work re-alignment
tinnitus (ear noise)
neck/back/knee/hip pain and/or tension
As well as physical traumas caused by:
impact injuries from falls, car crashes, sports, and repetitive strain injuries.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A TREATMENT
The Initial appointment is 90 minutes. The client will go through an interview/assessment with the practitioner, that reviews the health history of the client, a detailed assessment (postural imbalances, tonicity of soft tissue, stability and range of motion of major joints, reflex/neurological tests and a scan of the full body to assess for the sites of injury). The assessment findings will identify the various areas that require treatment and how these areas relate to your symptoms (approx. 30 minutes). The Initial assessment is then followed by a treatment. The treatment portion of the first appointment will be the remaining time of the 90 minutes (approx. 50-60 min.).
The actual treatment is very gentle and hands-on. Specific vectors of primary restriction (sites of injury) are tested and then treated by using gentle pressure to release restricted tissue. The release can facilitate the restoration of muscle tone, flexibility, joint mobility and optimal biomechanical function.
A standard appointment is 60 minutes. This appointment will consist of a brief 3-4 minute scan of the body followed by the treatment. Re-scanning the body will reveal and confirm the appointments' treatment priorities.
After a treatment (what you should do and what to expect)
Be sure to drink plenty of water over the next 24 hours (approx. 2L or 8 x 8oz glasses.). You want to flush out and re-hydrate areas that were once restricted.
Be easy on yourself for 48 hours. This means no physical, strenuous activity. Your body needs time to adjust to the new structural positioning.
You may experience new symptoms, that are possibly old symptoms arising as the next layers are revealed.
These new symptoms are not to be alarmed by, take notice of them, and realize that the treatment is having an effect.
You may also experience fatigue and/or flu-like symptoms ie. nausea,
again these are symptoms associated with the body realigning and the immune system waking up
- symptoms similar to detoxification.
The effects of the treatment can be felt immediately and/or up to a couple of days after the treatment.
Be aware of these changes for the next treatment (possibly jotting them down in a notepad or in your
calendar) as you will be asked at your next appointment.
Please print and fill out the Matrix Repatterning Health History Form and bring it to your first appointment
What to wear?
It is best to wear loose and comfortable clothing at your appointment ie. sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, T-shirt, loose fitting top.
Also, please refrain from wearing an underwire bra, (sport bras are a good substitute). The wire interferes with the bodys' natural, electrical signal.