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Five Things to Know About Dynamic Bodywork
The “dynamic” in Dynamic Bodywork is more than a catchy adjective in the name—it’s a vital part of the studio’s mission. Owner and massage therapist Joe Treanor views wellness as a dynamic state that requires a working relationship between many parts. Through continuing analyses, therapeutic massages, and structural integration techniques, Joe works toward changing the body’s habits rather than merely comforting it. Read on the learn more about Treanor and his goals for sustainable results:
Joe’s treatments are structured by science and different schools of treatment… After extensive training, Joe Treanor worked in the spa, sports, and medical fields. As a result, he was introduced to a range of diverse physical conditions and treatments. Today, he draws from that real-world experience to adapt an array of clinical methods to each client’s unique condition, utilizing the likes of structural analysis, pain management, and integrative bodywork.
…but they’re fueled by his experiences. In 2002 Treanor was involved in a life-threatening car accident. When he introduced bodywork into his recovery, he achieved results that the surgeons and physicians said were impossible. The experience taught him that massage was more than just an indulgence, but a vital part of recovery.
You will be introduced to your own body. Structural analyses are one of the beginning steps to treatments, and give clients a chance to learn about the subtle structural and postural imbalances in their body. Therapists then develop a treatment plan to address those imbalances.
Your doctor, coach, and chiropractor might thank you. Joe Treanor records the results of his analyses and monitors the progress in order to develop and adjust his treatments. But he’s not the jealous type. In fact, he encourages clients to bring the results to their doctors, personal trainers, coaches, and whoever else plays a role in their physical health. That way, a client’s own bodily blueprint can inform every facet of his or her physical and medical well-being.
It may just teach an old body new tricks. Treatments such as integrative, deep-tissue, and myscofascial massages allow the therapist to zero in on problem areas and ease soreness and chronic pain. Structural bodywork and integration, on the other hand, is where things really take off. Those treatments work to retrain postures, misalignments, and physical holds that result from learned or subconscious patterns. These treatments touch on physical, emotional, and subconscious patterns in order to retrain the body and produce sustained results.