Manual therapy techniques that gently unwind injury and compensation patterns to alleviate pain and restore alignment and mobility.
Biosynchronistics® is a series of manual therapy techniques that work to help bring the body back into balance and ease chronic and acute pain. It was developed by Cheryl Wilbur, PT, and Carol Tschirpke, PT, of Quality Physical Therapy in Sturbridge, MA, in the mid-1980s in response to a lack of whole body treatment approaches for pain and dysfunction.
Biosynchronistics® works through unwinding the compensation patterns caught in the fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue that wraps around everything in the body to help offer support and stability but also to help tissues, organs, muscles all glide on each. When the fascia gets stuck or overly tightened, it inhibits normal movement patterns and leads to pain and dysfunction.
The treatment is to restore equilibrium to your body through the fascial system and ultimately decrease pain, improve mobility, and increase your tolerance for activity. This is achieved by looking at the whole body and the entirety of forces or impacts that the body has had to compensate for over one's lifetime, including specific injuries, overuse, everyday tasks, etc.
Biosynchronistics® is done with the client wearing comfortable clothing as different positions (sitting, standing, lying down) will be utilized.
This works best to initially have sessions more frequently to work through the layers and get to a balanced point, and then tune-up as needed.
"I went to see Karen based on a recommendation from a friend when I was literally on the floor due to back pain. Karen responded to me right away, and was very flexible with fitting me into her schedule. After an hour I was able to move again and left with several tips regarding my posture (the root cause).
Following her advice, and continuing to work with her, I have gotten taller (seriously, I got back a half an inch), and have unraveled several other issues. One surprise after my first appointment was the knee pain I had lived with for years was gone. I didn’t even mention it, but Karen worked found it.
I was not familiar with biosynchronistics before this, but I would highly recommend it over traditional massage for getting or keeping your body healthy and functioning." C. Weigold
"My son is a young competitive cyclist who suffered from back pain for nearly a year. We had reached out to several professionals in the cycling community who were unable to help. Karen was recommended to us from a fellow cyclist. After one visit, she not only determined the cause of the pain, but taught stretching exercises to alleviate it and help prevent future injury. Karen is attentive and gentle in her therapeutic massage. She listens to her clients and works with them to strengthen and heal. I highly recommend Body Sage Massage Therapy.
Thank you again for all you have done. In Owen’s words, it’s a “game changer”." K. Goguen