A NEW APPROACH TO BODYWORK AND PAIN WHICH INCLUDES
What is MER?
Myofascial Energetic Release (MER) is a method of deep tissue bodywork which targets the Fascia System of the body and combines slow and deep manipulation of tissues with breathwork, assisted stretches, focused micro-movements, joint release and neurological relaxation techniques. Unlike traditional wellness massage MER is not a treatment where the client remains passive and receiving. Instead the clients own system of regulation and healing is activated through guided breathwork, movement and somatic focus. Myofascial Energetic Release is benefical in alleviating chronic pain and increasing mobility, somatic awareness, and the mind-body connection, while also gently addressing somatic expressions of emotional and mental pain stored in the body.
MER is based on a deep respect for the inner reasons of the body and mind, and has an emphasis on empowerment, support, and exploration. A special emphasis is placed on the Mindful presence of the practitioner.
MER is developed by Satyarthi Peloquin
What is FASCIA?
FASCIA and PAIN
A lot of ailments and movements deficiencies which were previously thought to be skeletal/muscular are today known to originate from the fascia or be highly influenced by the state of the Fascia system. Prolonged states of stress can chemically trigger contractions of the fascia system, making Fascia one of the clearest examples of how our state of mind is mirrored in the state of our bodies.
But the Fascia system is also highly changeable, and adapts and remodels itself continuously. And one of the best ways to assist this remoddeling processes is through mechanical stimulation done within a setting of safety and trust
The fascia system is the part of our body most densely packed with neurological receptors, and because of this close-nit relationship with the nervous system the quality of the touch we use when working with these tissues is of vital importance.