Ayurvedic Yoga Massage - Scoliosis A Client Case part 2
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage first session (21.04.14) with client A. Sorry I am a bit slow with my blog update. Visually, the curve of the lumbar vertebrae was obvious. The muscular tension on the left side was prominent as well as the upper back and shoulder.
During the deep tissue massage on these areas, client A can feel the pain so I only applied pressure as far as she can take. I always engaged client A whenever I have to apply deeper pressure on areas of muscular tension.
After deep tissue massage we continued onto the passive stretches. Stretches will allow tendons and ligaments become more flexible and supple. Tendons connect muscle to bone which allows us to move while ligaments connect bone to bone which help with joints stability. The stretches will be done progressively. Theoretically, it should give Clien'ts A body a buffer in times of physical stress and hopefully allow her to move pain free.
The first stretch was the child's pose. Client A's back was archy - there was about 8 inches gap between her abdomen and thigh. My goal is to close the gap over time. During stretches I am very cautious how far I should take it. Ligaments are elastic but if stretched beyond a certain point, it can become overstretched and can compromised the integrity of the joints. Of course, I wouldn't want that to happen. So, there's a lot of 'feeling and sensing' on my side as well as engaging client A.
At this stage, I worked mostly on her back and less on the legs for now. At the end of the session, Client A's comment was "I certainly felt I was worked on. I haven't felt stretched that much in all my life". To be continued....