Bringing New Innovations To The Massage Therapy & Bodywork Profession
Kyle C. Wright’s Method of
Clinical Massage Therapy &
Advanced Structural Bodywork
A Message from Kyle C. Wright, LMBT
Founder of the Wright Centers in Asheville & Charlotte NC
Fonder of the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork &
Founder of the Florida School of Advanced Bodywork
The Wright Centers are healthcare facilities devoted to the on-going clinical research of soft tissue pain, muscular imbalances, joint restrictions and the relationship of gravity and posture.
What We Do: In a Nutshell
Clinical Massage Therapy and Advanced Structural Bodywork address muscular imbalances and skeletal deviations such as twists, tilts and rotations of the pelvis, spine and shoulder girdle, in turn causing pain & dysfunction.
The Objective Of This Work is to provide a NON-Painful approach to relieving a Client’s pain and dysfunction by DE-compressing and balancing their musculo-skeletal structure.
In MORE Than A Nutshell …
Bodywork As A Meditative Experience
One of our objectives is to teach students how to quiet their minds while quieting their hands. Students learn the importance of effective communication when teaching clients the art of how to receive bodywork.
NO Pain, MORE Gain & the Parasympathetic Nerve System
Consciously applied and consciously received bodywork allow clients to fall into a deep, parasympathetic, relaxing state, reducing accumulated C.E.M.&.N.T. or Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension & Stress.
Deep work with a non-painful approach positively affects the central nervous system. Our No Pain = More Gain approach stimulates the client’s parasympathetic response so the client can “let go” of their deeper levels of chronic muscle tension, often stored deep in their neuromuscular memory.
“Seeing” More Deeply Into the Structure & Posture
Most therapists practicing today believe in what they “see” on the surface while viewing a client’s posture is what is “real” going on deeper in the structure. The surface contours of the body very often give the exact opposite “information” as to what the bones are actually doing.
More often, than not, and to many the eye, more common approaches to postural analysis lead therapists to see many false illusions as to what is really going on structurally.
In comparison, our approach to Structural Assessment gives students more concrete evidence as to what the spine and bone & joint structure is actually doing in relationship to the pelvis and gravity.
For example, many clients appearing to have a so-called “swayback” — incorrectly referred defined as an “anterior tilted pelvis” with “excess lordosis” (forward curve of the lumbar spine). Yet the majority of people, in fact, do NOT have an excessively anterior tilted pelvis and excess lordosis. In fact, we see most people in modern society as having the exact opposite structural imbalances as commonly assumed: a posterior pelvic tilt with loss of lumbar curve.
“Swayback” is a slang term that in the 1950s became more associated with LOSS of lumbar curve and increased kyphosis with a neutral or posterior tilted pelvis. Yet imprecise methods of postural evaluation led to confusion of it’s meaning.
In many cases, what people think they see visually is often the opposite as to often what’s going on structurally below the skin. Discovering how to “see” below the skin is what we focus on.
Gravity and the Downward Collapsed, Stooped
Posture Postural Collapse & Distortion
The compensatory reactors in the posterior torso (gluteals, back and neck) are often “hyper-tonused” (tensed up) or “electrically charged” and under the constant downward pull of gravity. This adaptively downward spiral literally compresses the body into a Downward Collapsed, “Stooped” Posture, very often with one side shorter than the other, leading to left / right imbalances as well (such as a high hip).
The chronology of events following from long-term muscular imbalances, poor posture and gravity playing upon the structure boggles the minds of many. Muscular imbalances and the accumulation of C.E.M.&.N.T. often store up in over-lengthened yet hyper-tense muscles opposing the over-shortened muscles. And often, “where the pain is — it ain’t.”
Many pain sufferers have had their backs aggressively dug into using physical strength and force to no avail or only temporary results, and much of the time feeling weaker and sometimes in more pain after they were treated.
Aggressive Work is NOT Necessary
Many of these aggressive treatments such as deep stripping, cross-fiber friction and foam rolling do very little in comparison to slow, steady, sinking, static compressions into the bellies of the muscles.
Muscle bellies are the only element in the human body with a physiological ability to significantly exert force or relax and shorten or lengthen, everything else being comparatively static. Our seminars are geared toward the slower, steadily, sinking, non-painful work to the over-shortened, chronically tense muscles — not necessarily where the client feels their pain.
The bottom line is, localized (treating where it hurts) and excessively aggressive work, can very often cause more harm than good.
We’ve Trained Over 12,000 Students
For over two decades I’ve had the privilege of being a part of one of the fastest growing professions in health care: massage therapy.
In 1990 I started my first clinical massage therapy school in Jacksonville, Florida, eventually evolving into five schools throughout the southeast. The well-planned curriculum enabled students to graduate with skills making them employable and able to meet the fast growing demand for clinically trained massage therapists.
When I graduated from massage therapy school and started my first class with six high quality and dedicated students, I never imagined witnessing over 12,000 students graduating from my schools with the same level of determination I had.
In the 30 years since starting my first practice and massage school in Jacksonville, I’ve had the good fortune and freedom to experiment with new and innovative approaches to soft-tissue therapy. It is not always easy — and often even risky — to be an early adapter of new ideas and techniques.
This is especially true when the ideas go against common understandings and practices of the day. At the time, these common practices included much of what I had previously been taught by leaders in the field. Yet, the innovative and much different approach and techniques my own schools have been teaching for nearly 20 years are steadily working their way into acceptance by mainstream massage educators and practitioners.
One-On-One with KYLE C. WRIGHT
Kyle C. Wright, LMBT, NCTMB, offers 1, 2 and 3 hour private bodywork sessions for those seeking pain relief. Kyle’s approach to massage and bodywork is to eliminate muscular imbalances and postural distortions often causing chronic musculoskeletal pain and joint restrictions.
Deviations in leg lengths, distortions in the pelvis, functional scoliosis, and disc related problems all have a soft tissue component addressed within each bodywork session. Plantar fasciitis, knee, hip, back, and neck pain as well as rotator cuff injuries usually stem from muscular imbalances caused by one group or groups of muscles “locking short” while the opposing muscles are “locking long.”
If such muscular imbalance is left untreated, it often leads to chronic pain. Injuries very often result from repetitive motion, muscular overload and poor posture. Kyle specializes in restoring postural/structural integrity and long-term, chronic pain relief.
To look further into your situation and what might be causing your pain and schedule an appointment with him and his staff, give Kyle a call. Kyle takes one session at a time and is a goal oriented bodywork therapist that gets results.
The Wright Center in Fairview, NC
12 Minutes from Downtown Asheville
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