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Integral Chiropractic

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Integral Chiropractic Care

Gretchen uses a gentle approach to your chiropractic care – that is, her adjustments don’t generally include traditional manual treatment, but utilise modern, low force, specific spinal contacts to reduce spinal cord tension patterns.  The result is less pain and tight muscles, better movement, clearer thinking, the ability to function in everyday activities, better relationships, healthier choices, and overall ability to enjoy life! 

Torque Release Technique (TRT)

This uses an instrument called an Integrator, which was designed to produce the same intention of a chiropractic adjustment delivered by hand.  It is precise, specific and gentle – delivering a very quick impulse to the spine or extremities, with the right amount of force to create change in the nervous system by altering the frequency at which the nervous system is communicating at. ‘The torque’ aspect of the TRT adjustment recognises that we are 3 dimensional, and that subluxations occur as such.  This allows specificity when delivering the adjustment with more effectiveness and reliability.  Torque Release Technique has been designed to produce consistent adjustments, that are measurable and standardised across practitioners using this method.  It is backed by considerable research, in both chiropractic and medical journals.  Our clients are often surprised at how such a gentle adjustment can produce such significant results in a short amount of time.


Network Spinal

Whilst similar in some aspects to TRT (above), Network Spinal doesn’t use an instrument to deliver the adjustment, but instead new wellness strategies are created in the nervous system by very precise gentle contacts to the spine and body. As Network Spinal has been developed over the years, the emergence of two unique healing waves in the nervous system has been the hallmark of this advanced chiropractic technique. The ‘breath wave’ that emerges early in care help bring spontaneous release of spinal cord tension patterns, progressing into a deeper, coherent wave over time.  This brings new information to the surface, helping suspend old habituations and create new strategies in the nervous system.  The outcome is a more highly organised system in which old stress patterns can be integrated – it’s literally like rebooting your computer operating system, and getting an upgrade to a newer, better version!

​The unique aspect of Network Spinal is that one can choose how far they wish to develop these health-promoting strategies in their nervous system.  Initial stages of care are about creating safety in a stressed nervous system, where becoming aware of the tension you are holding allows it to be relinquished quickly.  Greater ease and relaxation is experienced, and this in itself can be life-changing.  However, the work is able to go deeper – where stuck patterns holding you back from going forward in life, habitual responses to situations that you can never seem to alter no matter how hard you try, emotional traumas, recurring spinal tension patterns and your own spiritual journey can be integrated and re-organised into new patterns of growth and wellbeing.  Discovering who you are, and who you can be as more connection and awareness to body-mind-spirit are powerful side-effects of Network Spinal.

Integral Energetics

Integral Energetics is a body of knowledge embracing the constitution of the human being across the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual domains, also recognising the relationship between the body, mind and spirit.  The application of this works synergistically with the chiropractic techniques I use – the light contacts to the body are also resourced from the energetic field surrounding our physical bodies to facilitate levels of integration in the nervous system. This produces outcomes that include: physical, emotional and mental flexibility, capacity to adapt easily to change, coherence and presence of strong sense of self, improved energy levels available for life, and a greater internal sense of safety and security.