BODHISYNC Manual Therapy was created at the onset of the new millennium by combining various manual therapies from around the world in order to provide the present-day clinician with new ideas, philosophies and techniques that will help a variety of patient populations. Bodhisync will also aid in the preservation of the therapist’s mind, body and spirit throughout the use of knowledge, technique and challenge.
After traveling to many countries throughout the world and extensively studying the art of bodywork, Dr. Weiss has devised his own method of manual therapy that incorporates, Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Tibetan Yoga, Chi Gong, Jiu-Jitsu and Tuina along with traditional western Physical Therapy and Osteopathic techniques. In this system, the body is broken up into three main parts. The spine, the extremities, and the head/neck. This method allows the therapist to learn from an anatomical standpoint not a pathology based treatment method. Each technique is devised so the clinician uses the least amount of energy needed albeit developing the correct applied force. Freedom of the hands for assessment and or mobilization is always advised. The touch starts light and eventually gets deeper. The skin and fascia are addressed before diving deeper to the muscle fibers, tendons and joint. The movement one develops while performing Bodhisync is said to look like you are performing Tai-Chi. This style of bodywork will open your mind to ideas on stretching, massage, mobilization, breathing, biomechanics, exercise and how to apply them to any treatment session. Dr. Weiss uses his five pillars as the foundation to understanding oneself and the patient, client or athlete you are working with.
Another crucial part to the fourth pillar of Bodhisync is creating space in the body. The philosophy is trying to counter-act some of gravitational forces on the body. The human body is being compressed and shortened every day. The earth is pulling us down naturally. It’s a medical fact that as we age we lose height and get slightly shorter. Look at some of the elderly population you see walking around. We must strive to elongate our bodies and the therapy applied during this method employs maneuvers in a host of positions to create space in the body and joints. When the joints surfaces do not rub we can minimize arthritis and when movement is maintained especially movement combined with soft tissue therapies, the body stays healthy, unstuck and rejuvenated.