Elsie Dyck RMT CMRP


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.