Beautiful Lillies

               Tranquil Moments                 Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 
710 W Main Suite I
Blue Springs, MO 

Body Memory Recall


Body Memory Recall (BMR)
A healthy, vital body is one that is free of the past. Old injuries, emotions, and fears are often stored within the body causing stress, tension, and restriction within the tissues. BMR (Body Memory Recall) is a form of holistic bodywork that integrates gentle forms of touch, pressure, and stretch to release old body memories and their associated body tensions. BMR significantly improves your health and function. For many, BMR has proven to be pivotal for creating lasting change.

What is BMR?
BMR consists of manual therapy, therapeutic dialogue, movement re-education, and exercise training, all of which collectively support the complete recall, release, resolution and thus transformation of body memory. Typical BMR treatment consists of the following three steps:

An Interview. The practitioner asks the client for medical history dating back to birth and including previous health conditions, trauma, stress and particularly challenging experiences (e.g., a breach birth, pneumonia, broken bones, car accidents, abuse, loss of a family member or spouse, surgery). The practitioner also asks the client for a list of current health conditions as well as goals for treatment.

A Postural Evaluation. The interview is followed by an evaluation of the client's posture. The practitioner looks for tension that is pulling the body out of its ideal alignment and identifies epicenters of tension located along the midline of the body. Imagine if you scrunched the center of a tablecloth. You would notice the tension created at the center of the cloth extending to all four corners. Epicenters of tension have a similar effect on the body.

Manual Therapy. Using the information gathered in the interview and postural evaluation, the practitioner places his hands on the body, relying on kinesthetic sensitivity to feel the location and gradual release of protective tensions and body armor. The practitioner then uses an appropriate combination of multiple techniques, including Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Unwinding to treat specific systems of the body. Myofascial Release, for example, treats the muscular and connective-tissue system; Cranial Sacral Therapy treats the central nervous system; Visceral Manipulation treats the body's organs; and Unwinding treats the body as a whole, including the human energy field.

After a BMR Treatment
After a BMR treatment, the practitioner will reevaluate and note improvements in the client's posture, alignment and range of motion. He will also provide the client the opportunity to share about the treatment experience, ask questions, and discuss the next steps.

Frequency of Treatment
The frequency of a BMR treatment is customized by the practitioner to meet the client's unique needs. Each customized therapy plan is based on the client's current health conditions, treatment goals, and initial response to BMR.

To achieve new levels of health and vitality, BMR might be recommended once a week for several consecutive weeks. Chronic or challenging conditions, on the other hand, respond best to intensive treatment, which can entail one to two treatments per day for five to ten days. Such intensive treatment may also provide the most effective and efficient results for patients who have never experienced the release of body memory, as it often accumulates over a lifetime.

Self-Care and Referrals
Recommendations for self-care, in the form of nutrition, exercise, and affirmations are incorporated in the BMR approach. Referral to other healthcare professionals (e.g., chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, nutritionists, and medical physicians) is also necessary at times to fulfill the unique medical and transformational needs of each person.