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bbm alignment massage

“Body re-alignment is not about changing your posture…only you can do that in your everyday life…”

“It is about re-setting your frame and changing your body shape.” Which may then help you with any improved postural work you may wish to practice (Tips & Guidance with this are usually included).

BIP Alignment Massage not only straightens out bodies and improves their general shape, but also has other benefits, in that it often helps to improve efficiency, and body function. Without a doubt it helps to prevent premature body aging and wear & tear.

This treatment is for people who have a sense that their body may be out of alignment and see that their body shape appears to be somewhat mis-shapen or uneven. Maybe you have noticed when viewing a recent photo?

The treatment uses deep tissue massage techniques and gentle rolling joint movements to re-position and balance the whole body or a particular area.

This treatment long term, also has the effect of re-educating the body back to how it looked years ago before bad postural habits set in. Your overall shape will look better, younger, your posture will be able to be much better if you begin to practice better movements and you will usually be left with a feeling of being taller and more evenly balanced as a result!

why re-alignment massage?

Why is Re-Alignment important? Your body is more valuable than your car, and I am sure you can understand the importance of a regular service for your car. The body though, just like a car is itself a vehicle, and just like a car, your body is also subject to wear and tear from the stresses and strains of use.

In terms of its alignment it can be fixed, like tracking and balancing the wheels of a car. We do this in order to avoid undue wear and tear upon the tyres, and it is the same for the body.

The environment, and terrain on which you “drive your body”, and actually how you drive it, is as with a car very important. If you kept crunching the gears, you would not expect them to last very long and neither does the body.

The way something is structured and positioned can also affect the way it functions, or whether or not it functions at all.

We would not expect any other instrument to work very well, if we took it and began twisting, pulling, or squashing it, yet this is exactly what we expect of the body.  As well as making your feel better straighter and moving more freely, it should also look better too.

The effects of an Alignment Therapy session are usually immediate, even if the body has been mis-shapen and off track for years. You will see a marked and immediate difference in the way it looks once it is re-tracked and balanced.

The re-tracking is not a “permanent fix” how can it be? It has many factors to contend with after the treatment…Your life!

Our usually poor postural habits, the way you walk, stand, sit, lie and your transition between these positions, are not easily or immediately broken, or improved. Your work station may not be ideal, your bed may be too hard/too soft, your favorite chair may be a devil in disguise!

These and a host of other factors mean, that just like a car, a maintenance program is needed if you want to keep your body tracked and balanced.

How many treatments?

One treatment will show you what is possible. Four treatments will begin to re-educate your body into a better shape.

As the improved positioning begins to take hold (assuming you are working yourself through good body use to help to protect the session work during your everyday life) then there should be less and less to do on each visit.

Once the body is re-trained and re-tracked a check up every 6 months would be wise, as I say to my clients,

“Your back for instance is a lot more important than your teeth” you can actually manage without your teeth! So why not treat your back and the rest of your body with at least the same degree of care, and have a regular check up plus some maintenance work each year?  


Techniques used in BiP Massages

BBM Massage Treatments use Deep Tissue Massage & Gentle Joint Mobilizations

Please note: Deep tissue massage can sometimes be a little uncomfortable.

This is because it works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue as the title suggests. Pressing deep into an area which is possibly stressed or tense already, is obviously not going to be comfortable sometimes, but with BBM Massage the client can give feedback by indicating how it feels for them.

The deeper muscle tissue is really responsible for holding your body steady and giving it a certain shape, while your phasic or superficial muscles perform various skills or general movements.

BBM deep tissue massage, focuses on these deep postural and body control muscles, leaving the superficial muscle groups to more specific styles such as sports massage or Swedish massage.

BBM deep tissue massage is also used to “Un-Stick” soft tissues to release deeply-held patterns of tension, so that your body can find a new and better shape and therefore look more balanced, upright and youthful.

Gentle Joint Mobilizations

With BBM joint moblizations, nothing is ever forced, or aggressively cracked or crunched, rather, joints are gradually encouraged back towards their rightful place.

are you extremely overweight?

Body re-alignment and even Deep Tissue body work are delicate operations. Free unhindered access is needed to feel with the finger tips, all the individual deep and delicate muscle fibers, connective tissues, tendons and joint positions…

A solid layer of thick fatty tissue makes the operation of Deep tissue Massage and Body re-aligning very difficult.

The therapist cannot tell through the fatty tissue what is taking place at deeper levels of the structures needing treatment.

The results tend to be less dramatic even if possible, and noticeable alignment difference can be difficult to assess, because the shape of the underlying body structure is obscured by the extra weight carried.


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