Aston Patterning is a form of natural health and
healing therapy that aims to promote natural health- it is considered
an alternative and natural treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy
Welcome to Aston
Patterning at Natural Earth
Patterning, developed by dancer, Judith Aston (see photo
left) is an approach that identifies our bodies' natural form and
function. It is a blend of movement education, structural bodywork,
exercise prescription, ergonomics and massage, and can be helpful
to people seeking relief from acute or chronic pain or simply to
improve their posture and movement patterns.
Aston Patterning combines a number of natural health and healing
modalities- massage, movement training, fitness exercises and modification
of daily routines in one's life. An Aston Patterning practioner
will evaluate an individual on overall fitness, range of motion
(including posterial motions like standing, sitting, etc.), and
personal physical history.
with a massage that utilizes a "spiraling" technique,
Aston Patterning relaxes muscles and frees joints that are stiff
without pain. Ideally, this methodical massage permits the body
to restore balance and improves overall posture. The moving training
segment of Aston Patterning is basically a training session that
teaches repetitive drills which bring motion habits into balance
with the individual's personal, body configuration.
The final portion of the Aston Patterning therapy is to employ an
exercise routine that promotes overall fitness. Focusing on improved
muscle tone, joint stamina and flexibility, Aston Patterning is
reinforced with counseling that encourages healthier movement and
posture on a daily basis. Sometimes, environmental modifications,
like providing limb braces, adding cusions to a seat, etc., can
also improve spinal posture and can maintain the body's proper alignment.
Depending on the severity of a problem, Aston Patterning sessions
can last a few months with a set goal in mind. [Each session lasts
approximately one to two hours.] An extension of Rolfing, Aston
Patterning was devised to promote efficient movement, and a harmonic
posture that can relieve stress and improve total well-being.
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