Counterstrain Treatment Plan

What is the most beautiful aspect of the healing process? That most of it is within your control! But this does not mean you cannot benefit from expert guidance. On the contrary, a qualified health expert, like a fully-trained Counterstrainer, can help you figure out not only the steps of your treatment plan, but also…

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Why I Chose Counterstrain

(Watch video first!) That suffocating feeling we experience when our best efforts are not enough. It disrupts our sleep and gets our minds immersed in myriad fretful thoughts as we keep searching for answers. That feeling, my friends, is frustration. But frustration is not necessarily bad. Frustration is what makes us realize that the answers…

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How Will I Feel After Counterstrain Therapy?

Those who have experienced Counterstrain know how gentle but powerful it is. But in this group, there are those who also know that, despite its gentleness, Counterstrain can produce some significant post-treatment effects. For those who experience them, the effects usually last 24 hours. Occasionally, some will feel them for 48 to 72 hours, but…

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Counterstrain Practice Sessions – What Makes a Good Candidate?

The first reply to my email request for volunteers was almost instantaneous. Me! Me! Pick me! it read. The second one arrived shortly after. It expressed similar sentiments in a more formal tone. I’ll be more than happy to let you practice on me, it read. Then the third, and the fourth, and the fifth.…

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Strain-Counterstrain – What Conditions Does It Treat?

(Watch Video First) Counterstrain continues growing in popularity. Every year, dozens of therapists complete the rigorous Counterstrain Academy training and go on to successfully address from simple to baffling painful conditions. The essence of Counterstrain resides in the mastery and understanding of the multiple systems of the body and their interactions. It is not a…

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Exercise as a Component of Healing – Target the Muscles, Miss the Big Picture

(Watch Video First. Turn Captions (CC) On) “What in the world are you talking about?” I get asked when I point out that we should consider the deep layers whenever we prescribe exercise. Confusion ensues when I inform that I’m not referring to the smaller or unusual muscles (like the pyramidalis) but rather, the deep…

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Exercise as a Component of Healing – Is It Relevant?

(Watch Video First) Exercise could enhance our healing, or it could hinder it. How do we determine which is which, then? In the previous installment, we discussed intention or goal, and how it’s primordial in the exercise program design. But we also mentioned that, often, even well designed exercise programs flop. How is this possible?…

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