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Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT)
One technique we use at Gravity Osteopathy is a unique osteopathic treatment known as Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT). But what is it, and why is it so effective in promoting health and well-being?
What is Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT)?
BLT is a refined osteopathic technique designed to balance tension within your body's ligaments and soft tissues. The theory is rooted in the understanding that the body is a unit, and when one part is out of balance, it can impact the whole system.
The Brainchild of Renowned Osteopaths
The technique of Balanced Ligamentous Tension was developed and perfected by two eminent osteopaths, Dr. William G. Sutherland and Dr. Anne Wales. Their work was based on the principles laid down by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathy.
Dr. Sutherland is best known for his work on cranial osteopathy, while Dr. Wales was a student of Sutherland and later made significant contributions to the development and teaching of the BLT technique.
The Science Behind Balanced Ligamentous Tension
BLT is based on the understanding that our body's ligaments play a crucial role in maintaining balance and stability. They connect bones to other bones, forming joints and providing support. When these ligaments become stressed or injured, it can create tension and imbalance within the body.
BLT targets these areas of tension, utilising the body's inherent ability to self-correct. The osteopath applies gentle forces to guide the body towards a state of balance, promoting healing and reducing pain and discomfort.
What to Expect During a Balanced Ligamentous Tension Treatment
When you come to us for a BLT treatment, we start by conducting a thorough assessment of your health history and current physical condition.
Initial Assessment and Diagnosis
Our osteopath will use their hands to identify areas of restriction or tension within your body. They will assess the state of your ligaments and soft tissues, seeking out imbalances that may be contributing to your discomfort.
The BLT Treatment
During the treatment, our osteopath will apply gentle, precise forces to guide your body back towards a state of balance. This process is typically very calming, and many patients find it deeply relaxing.
The osteopath might hold positions for a period, allowing your body's inherent healing processes to take over. You might not even feel much happening during the treatment – but don't be fooled. These subtle techniques can bring about profound changes within your body.
Experience Balanced Ligamentous Tension
BLT is about treating you as a whole person, identifying and addressing imbalances within your body that might be impacting your entire system. When using BLT we aim to influence the connective tissue that runs through your body, from head to toe. This holistic approach can help with a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to digestive disorders, and from headaches to sleep problems.
We invite you to experience the healing power of Balanced Ligamentous Tension. Whether you're from Narre Warren, Berwick, Cranbourne, Hallam, Hampton Park, Clyde, or Clyde North, our doors are open. Reach out to Gravity Osteopathy today, and let us help you on your journey to optimal health.