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Application of Treatment

The client sits in a comfortable chair with one foot on the lap of the therapist. The therapist sits on a stool with wheels. The therapy is applied to the feet of the client with thumbs, knuckles and fingernails depending on the area and the size of the trigger points.

The foot is treated from four inches above the ankles down, top, bottom and sides of the feet. All areas are treated every time so the body can correct the areas needing attention known or unbeknownst to the client or therapist. The body intelligence is always trying to balance bodily function (known as homeostasis), but when trauma, injury, illness, drugs, surgery, or other influences interfere, it needs help.

If the client feels no more than the pressure of the therapist’s hand, that part of the body reflected in the foot needs no correction. If discomfort is felt, this is an area that needs correction. The more discomfort, the greater the need for treatment. The correction may be completed in one treatment if occurrence is recent. If not, the client may need more therapy to reach correction. When no discomfort is felt, the correction is complete until life creates something else.

The discomfort represents an acute issue (more recent) where the body is still regulating but maybe not efficiently. In a chronic condition, the body has begun to let regulation slide, so to speak, and with continued treatment the discomfort becomes more noticeable. This means that the body again is taking over regulation and the situation becomes acute, which is a good thing.

The discomfort is the indicator or signal for the treatment. The brain processes it in the sensory and motor areas. The information from the organs or tissue is sent to the hypothalamus by sensory nerves, where the corrections are made and returned by the motor nerves. This is the action of the autonomic nervous system. The hypothalamus has the information for optimal function.