In a Network Care session (called an entrainment) you lay fully clothed and your practitioner uses precise and gentle contacts on specific areas of your body. The treatment is not uncomfortable, yet body sensations can be surprising.
The entrainment works with the plasticity of your nervous system; that is the ability of your nervous system to develop new, more effecient pathways and neurological habits.
The gentle contacts made during a session increase your body’s capacity for self-observation and self-regulation. Each visit your body learns – discovering something new, waking up certain areas, unwinding others and creating new pathways. Given an option, the body will always choose the more efficient, effective way to be and we start to see the body reorganise itself. Each subsequent visit builds on the previous.
Over time two coordinated patterns of movement develop, these are known as the Network Waves and are part of the body’s self-regulating and reorganising process. The first is the Breath Wave. This integrates the work that your body does through the session – just as breath is integral to stretching, yoga, tai chi etc. Research has shown that without awareness of the breath wave, changes are less sustainable and less profound. The second wave, known as the Network Wave, is unique to Network Care and has been studied by physicists and mathematicians since 1987 and labelled as a phenomenon of a Central Pattern Generator. CPG’s are internally generated biological rhythms.
It is this resonance within the body that allows the body to reorganise itself, utilising existing tension as fuel for spinal re-organisation. This wave can feel like fluid undulating through the spine, a vibration or a resonance of energy that is predictable and unique to each person, much like a fingerprint. Once your body has learned the basic strategies of connecting, releasing, and reorganising, your body remembers them for its lifetime. Results may be noticed within just a few short visits, but a longer term commitment to this care will create deeper fundamental and sustainable change