When I was preparing to teach my first Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) Workshop, I was thrilled. Given the opportunity to spread what I built a lot of my knowledge and practice on, as a fan, I wanted to be able to provide at least 10 concrete things that I could quickly use to help spread Erik's Dalton's great work. They are in no particular order. Here are the first two, and I will be presenting the others in the future.
10 Things I love about Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques #5 and 6.
Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques' ingenuity and creativeness have kept me in the business of being a bodywork practitioner for 27 years. Two important reasons are first that it is a predictive tool based on displayed patterns and second, once you know what pattern you are going after, it provides many tools enhance your client's mobility and well being.
Libert Myoskeletal Massage utilizes one of the best vibrating platform system on the market, the Noblerex K1, to provide the substantial benefits of whole body vibration technology (WBV). The K1 is the only vibrating platform to utilize a Triangle Oscillating System. This motion stimulates rhythmic contractions of muscles and muscle groups to maintain balance and equilibrium.
The joint by joint approach to the body is attributed to Gray Cook and Mike Boyle. It is a systematic way of looking at the body as it moves and how the joints act and react in a relative way to each other.
Physics, tensegrity and movement mechanics
One of the most fundamental forces that human beings are subjected to is gravity. Gravity is defined as the natural force of attraction exerted by a celestial body, such as the Earth, upon objects at or near its surface, tending to draw them toward the center of the body. It is the mutual attraction between two bodies that have mass. According to Einsteinís theory of general relativity, gravity is created by the curvature of space. However, the mass of a human is not significant enough to create any significant curvature of space. Any curvature created by a personís mass is outweighed by the curvature created by the Earthís mass. The series of developmental steps that humans go through as they progress from lying on their backs to standing on two feet is constantly driven by this massive pull on their bodies through the surface of the earth. That process in our early growth is our fundamental core training and stabilization.
Libert Myoskeletal Massage combines massage therapy and restorative exercise to treat and prevent injuries, as well as improve your physical performance.