Review: Full Guided Practice #2 The Core

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  1. Dajana Rotta

    Hello Pao, at min. 37.16, start the action of compressing the leg toward the hip.
    This make me think to a general question: is there a logical sequence to follow during the practice of the massage? A general order to follow? I also notice that, as in yoga, the technique of: position and counterposition is used. I wonder, in this case you worked on the right leg, in extension out of the pelvis, for a long time externally and internally in cotroaction, in this case you feel the need to incorporate internally bringing the leg towards its natural position and perhaps even more internally. Why is this need felt? I wonder is it just a condition similar to the counterposition, or does it have to do with giving back to the muscle and bone memory the feeling of peace, of home, after an intense work out of the comfort zone?
    I ask because this feeling is particularly pleasant for me. I have not yet been able to experience it in the leg, but by self-massaging my toes, where the compression technique is found, I experience a feeling of calm in the joint.

    1. Hi Dajana… in this case I am compressing the femur bone into the acetabulum of the iliac, and after a few second of compaction I can let go and traction (this is the osteopathic concept of Compaction – Decompaction. It is similar to the idea of a counterpose… but more specific for joints and for therapy. It is quite common to have bones that are compacted and they should actually be free to separate and dissociate. One of the best things we can do with two bones that have become one and that are compacted… is to offer a bit more compaction. That way the body realises the lack of freedom and once we let go of the extra compaction, fluids can come back in, and hopefully the two bones have a better ability to be free from each other 🙂

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