Kinetic Chain Release

Kinetic Chain Release is a quick and effective protocol, consisting of a series of joint mobilizations and deep stretching. It has a profound effect on the body, which is brought into balance by alleviating problems such as knee pain, hip and joint pain, pelvic disorders, shoulder and neck issues, TMJ and headaches. The energy levels of the body will increase dramatically as it becomes balanced again, which is why it’s been used by athletes of all varieties, from rugby players, swimmers to horse riders to enhance their performance.

Young children benefit too due to their bodies developing in a balanced way, avoiding physical discomforts in later life and also having an effect on potential behavioural problems such as ADD/ADHD/Tourettes.




Kinetic Chain Release was developed by Hugh Gilbert PT, and is set to reduce health care costs by millions of pounds annually as it often has instant and lasting results, which are felt profoundly not only by the receiver but their children and pets such as dogs and horses too who sense changes on a deeper level then alter their own behavior!

The connection between horse and rider is a very complex symbiosis in which both must trust and move as one. Pelvic and leg imbalances will be felt by the horse and may be confusing resulting in perceived difficult behavior and poor direction. I am pretty positive that most riders will have taken a good few falls in their time and taken some hefty knocks to their bottoms. This could very well create the imbalances I have been talking about. Neck and shoulder issues can also be released during the KCR protocol, resulting in better body mechanics of the rider and a greater connection through the reigns etc.

The following video shows the effectiveness of KCR across a broad range of conditions and how it compares to other modalities such as physiotherapy and chiropractic.

KCR Effectiveness .. the Proof

The list below are just SOME of the conditions known  to have lasting relief by KCR.

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Migraine headaches
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic Menstrual Pain
  • Teeth grinding/ clenching
  • Chronic groin strains
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Sprained ankles
  • Recurring hamstring issues
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Chronically tight calf muscles
  • Plantar faciitis
  • Early menopause
  • Chronic back pain
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Behavioural disorders in children
  • Crohns disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring/sleep apnoea
  • Bloating
  • Chronic stress
  • Breathing difficulty
  • RSI (repetitive strain/overuse injury)
  • Substance abuse

Every memory you have ever had is held within your connective tissue or fascial web! Just think about that for a few seconds.Releasing the emotion can be the key for unresolved tissue trauma. Every fall, throw from a horse, negative thought process, stress, childbirth, abusive relationships, dancing injury, car accident etc etc can still be creating restrictions within the body and held deeply within the layers creating tilts and rotations and leg length discrepancies. Even a quarter of an inch can have a knock on effect throughout the entire body.

Webster’s Definition:

“Kinetic Chain Release is a specifically crafted, simple protocol to gently free the human body of it’s physical and energetic blocks to return the body to it’s natural, dynamic, energised, active and lively state.




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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder


Massage and myofascial release can help your symptoms and increase range of motion within the joint. It does this by adressing and releasing any restrictions in the fascia and musculature of the upper back, neck, head and face in particular┬áthe ones which control jaw movement. Working intraorally is also part of the treatment, which is very gentle but very effective in it’s release of tension within chewing muscles.

How do you know you have it in the first place?

Having a diagnosis from your GP or Dentist is one of the first steps then having treatment from a qualified massage therapist who has specific training and experience treating TMJ symptoms will undoubtedly help.

Common symptoms of jaw problems include;

  • Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
  • Worn teeth
  • Trismus (difficuly opening mouth)
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Difficulties speaking
  • Long term (chronic) pain in neck, face, shoulders or upper back
  • Tinnitus
  • Sensitive to light and/or noise
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizzy spells
  • Headache and migraines

So, if you have any of these symptoms and feel you’d benefit from TMJ treatment contact Angela to arrange your massage in Edinburgh.

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