Trauma Release Management2018-09-26T16:58:00+00:00

Trauma Release Management

Trauma can be both physical such as a car accident (see MVA and Whiplash), personal injury, natural disaster or serious harm. Experiences of prolonged psychological, emotional child or spousal abuse, domestic or social violence are also recognised as trauma. Chronic stress or repeated daily stress due to work, family, social expectations, etc, must also be considered, as it will also result in tension patterns in the body.

When we experience  ‘trauma’, our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism is stimulated. When this occurs, deep muscle contractions occur in our body in order to protect our body from harm. Unfortunately, we often struggle to relax these deep muscle contractions once the stressful/traumatic situation is removed, which can lead to chronic muscular tension, and potentially predisposing us to physical pain and/or injury.

Best response to trauma – let it tremor

The normal physiological response once a ‘traumatic situation’ is over is shaking out the deep muscular tension. This shaking/tremoring is evoked by our central nervous system as a means to relax our body, and return its normal state.  Unfortunately, in the Western World, we are taught to try and calm these tremors as soon as they start occurring; whether it be in the form of one person calming another person after an accident by means of giving them a pat or hug (whilst they are tremoring), or by virtually trying to consciously override our body’s tremoring response, in order to match social norms. By blocking these tremors from occurring, we don’t allow our body to release the deep muscular tension, and our body stores it, adding to our chronic stress cycle, thereby adding further chronic muscular tension.

Effective Treatment of Trauma

“Firstly, we manage Trauma by applying soft tissue techniques to regulate the nervous system and pair that with Trauma Release Exercises.” Dr. Shermain Wong

Trauma release exercises (TRE) are designed to stimulate and encourage the release of the stored deep muscular tension from within our body, through tremoring. At Jurmaine Health, we provide a set of exercises that you can do, including stretching exercises, loading/building up charge exercises, and the final tremoring exercise, in order to try and relax the nervous system, and restore the body to its normal relaxed state. These exercises are taught to be self-regulated, and safe to do at home, on a regular basis, as no matter how hard we try, we are always exposed to some form of stress.

Trauma Release Management

Trauma can be both physical such as a car accident (see MVA and Whiplash), personal injury, natural disaster or serious harm. Experiences of prolonged psychological, emotional child or spousal abuse, domestic or social violence are also recognised as trauma. Chronic stress or repeated daily stress due to work, family, social expectations, etc, must also be considered, as it will also result in tension patterns in the body.

When we experience  ‘trauma’, our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism is stimulated. When this occurs, deep muscle contractions occur in our body in order to protect our body from harm. Unfortunately, we often struggle to relax these deep muscle contractions once the stressful/traumatic situation is removed, which can lead to chronic muscular tension, and potentially predisposing us to physical pain and/or injury.

Best response to trauma – let it tremor

The normal physiological response once a ‘traumatic situation’ is over is shaking out the deep muscular tension. This shaking/tremoring is evoked by our central nervous system as a means to relax our body, and return its normal state.  Unfortunately, in the Western World, we are taught to try and calm these tremors as soon as they start occurring; whether it be in the form of one person calming another person after an accident by means of giving them a pat or hug (whilst they are tremoring), or by virtually trying to consciously override our body’s tremoring response, in order to match social norms. By blocking these tremors from occurring, we don’t allow our body to release the deep muscular tension, and our body stores it, adding to our chronic stress cycle, thereby adding further chronic muscular tension.

Effective Treatment of Trauma

“Firstly, we manage Trauma by applying soft tissue techniques to regulate the nervous system and pair that with Trauma Release Exercises.” Dr. Shermain Wong

Trauma release exercises (TRE) are designed to stimulate and encourage the release of the stored deep muscular tension from within our body, through tremoring. At Jurmaine Health, we provide a set of exercises that you can do, including stretching exercises, loading/building up charge exercises, and the final tremoring exercise, in order to try and relax the nervous system, and restore the body to its normal relaxed state. These exercises are taught to be self-regulated, and safe to do at home, on a regular basis, as no matter how hard we try, we are always exposed to some form of stress.

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