A gentle approach to healing - NSA
What is NSA?
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a system of improving spine and nervous system function through light touch. Gentle contacts along the neck and tailbone region (where the spinal cord attaches to the bones of the spine) create a stimulus to the brain, achieving greater body awareness. As the brain becomes aware of tension stored within the spine and nervous system, the body begins to develop natural waves of breath and movement that release these patterns of tension. Brain-body communication is improved, which enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Research shows the statistically significant benefits of NSA in relation to enhanced physical, mental, and emotional well-being, healthier lifestyles and greater life enjoyment.
Why Do We Lose Our Health and Wellness In The First Place?
It is through the nervous system that we perceive the world, coordinate all body parts and functions, adapt to stress, and express emotion. When the brain receives more input or information than it is able to process readily, it can perceive this input as overwhelm, or trauma. This can be any type of physical, emotional, or chemical stress. Examples of such stress include heavy lifting, a fall or accidents, the loss of a loved one, relationship problems, medications and other toxins. When this happens, the spinal cord can store the information of our life experience as tension. Our body can experience this tension as muscular spasm, spinal misalignment or distortion, and decreased breathing and movement into that area. This often results in physical symptoms like neck and back pain, stiffness, headaches, altered posture, spinal degeneration, and many other chronic, long term health problems.
Much of what many disciplines seek to correct through massage, manipulation, and therapy can be the result of underlying, unresolved tension stored in the spine and nervous system from the accumulation of stress.
Over time the body develops physical changes to the perceived traumas and stresses throughout our life, resulting in stress physiology and defense posture. This stress physiology and defense posture limits the body's ability to recover. We may function and respond to life as if the stress is still occurring.
How Does NSA Work?
As greater brain/body awareness is achieved through NSA, the body begins to move away from those defensive, adaptive patterns that are no longer needed, thus creating greater ease and flexibility in your spine and in your life. You can learn to connect brain and body even more than ever and release tensions more effectively and easily than ever. You can experience more freedom from past stresses, traumas and programming that may have been blocking your potential for greater health, happiness and well-being.
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