The Wilson Method uses Movement Re-Education, Kinesiology and Breath Therapy to reduce pain.
So much pain that is mis-diagnosed as "that's just life" or "aging" is actually not either, and is at least 70% under our control. In order to deal with the rigors of life, we are unconsciously gripping, tightening and holding our breath. We are using more muscles to move than is required, using up more energy than we need to. We are abandoning our core and therefore over-using our extremities in ways they were not designed to be used. To a great degree, the manner in which we are moving is causing us pain.
The Wilson Method can help.
The Unconscious Valsalva Maneuer (UVM) is the body’s physiological reaction to stress and/or trauma. It is an back-of-the-brain, sympathetic nervous system process, designed to protect our vulnerable torso against attack.
And protect us it does.
The UVM begins in the upper Rectus Abdominis muscle (our "Panic Button"), then (through the lightning-fast communications network known as fascia) spreads throughout the torso, recruiting the pectorals, sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, mastoid, lattissimus dorsi, amoung others.
The UVM is a brilliant mechanism designed to help protect ourselves from physical and/or emotional attacks. The problem is, in an effort to help us “never feel like that again” the brain keeps triggering the UVM, days, months and often years after the threat has passed. In these cases the person is using up energy by over-utilizing muscle groups to simply live; eventually energy drops, fascia becomes dry, muscles get rigid, and pain increases.
Therefore the UVM, when utilized over decades, speeds up the aging process, lowers immune system function and therefore can lead to what is being diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia as well as generalized body pain, vocal isssues, acid reflux, asthma, COPD, sensitivities and allergies that are often put down to the process of aging.
David works with people from 18-90 suffering from “unexplained pain”, exhaustion, shortness of breath and mobility issues.
Happily, this same method of movement re-education also works for performing artists wishing to move with more flow, keep their voice strong and free during choreography, and dancers who wish to move with more ease and power.