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The most common, immediate effects that can be felt from a B³ session are:
When the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue are released it allows the myofascia to re-set. This can give a huge feeling of relief to the client as well as increased blood flow and sensation to the affected area.
Immediate pain relief is the primary effect of a B³ session. This may be mechanically linked to pressure and tension release from touch sensitive structures, receptors and nerves. The straightening of a distorted posture may also offer relief. Muscle spasm and tension can be instantly released to help restore muscle tone. Side effects may include
Most clients get relief within three to five B³ sessions, or at least find a shift in their symptoms. If you cannot achieve relief by using B³ techniques, the origin of pain may be due to something other than neuromuscular or myofascial conditions. Your practitioner will refer you to a medical specialist in order to get a clear diagnosis. X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tests can identify conditions that may cause pain such as: joint damage, torn tendons or ligaments, or stress fractures.
The duration of a B³ session will vary per client. Typically, a session can last between 30-60 minutes.
If pain, injury and stress have been chronic, then it may take a series of sessions to progressively release layers of blocked myofascia and reduce nerve compression. Chronic tension is often only reset when deeper stabilising muscles are eventually reset. It makes sense that an immediate release of chronic tension may be too big a change and dramatic for the body to find a new equilibrium. For this reason the body releases long term stress in phases.Physical changes are often accompanied by emotional shifts with signs including moodiness, tearfulness and heightened emotions during the phase of physical release.In chronic pain conditions, the healing becomes a process of release and adaptation, not necessarily an instant occurrence.Nerves reach level of threshold that is called firing point. If a nerve is constantly under pressure it can reach irritability and firing point. B³ facilitates the release of myofascial pressure and therefore reduces nerve irritation below firing point. At this time of healing it is crucial to reduce activities and challenges that might flare the nerve up again. Once the firing point has been reset the nerve is less likely to flare up again.
The B³ technique is gentle hands-on, soft tissue technique. Clients who report pain in any body part with any of the following symptoms are referred to a doctor to rule out serious conditions:
B³ is not a massage. Clients remain fully clothed and may be treated in a pace-down, face-up, sideline or standing position. In terms of muscle strain release you may experience relief similar to that of a deep tissue massage.