About the Practitioner
Richard Wickes is a licensed massage therapist and trained as a Naturopath and Psychologist professionally. He specialized in Osteopathic techniques, Energy work and Energy Alignment Therapy that combined is called Fascia Therapy. His background further includes certifications in Fascia Therapy oriented in muscular therapy, Fascia neural Therapy, Fascia Digestion Therapy, Fascia Reproduction therapy, Fascia osteopathic therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy and emotional release. Further Richard Wickes is a qualified Craniosacral Therapist, a Yuen method master and practices Myofascial release therapy.
Richard accompanied this work with training and experiences in Tai Chi for 25 years and as a Kung Fu master. This passion for helping others reached their highest possible level and led him run a Kung Fu school as well as wins a Gold Medal in International level in Kung Fu competitions in Asia.
Craniosacral Body Work: Richard Wickes Specialty
Fascia Therapy combines Craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and Myofascial Release therapy. Each of these methods focuses on releasing different layers of tension in the body. The most profound layer is the energy and spirit. Spirit is the source of vitality and health. Thus Richard uses Energy Methods to release these deep blockages as a Kung Fu and Tai Chi master and combines his knowledge with the Yuen Method, Wickes Way, EFT and PsychK. This alignment of body, emotions, energy and spirit can lead the body to a deep health balance.
“The body knows. By listening to the body directly you can be guided to the key areas of tension which will release lines of tension held by the Fascia. This is very successful especially where more logical approaches have failed. This means also being open to the body holding energetic charges like emotions etc, which trump the healing process from beginning.”
Myofascial Release is an alternative medicine therapy to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory says that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.
How does Myofascial Release work?
Myofascial Release is an integrated approach to treat the whole body by using the communicative property of the fascia to tell the therapist where the suffering is coming from. This means listening to the body and its messages.
Fascia therapy is a combination of Craniosacral Osteopathy, Barral Institute post-graduate Osteopathic Visceral Manipulation, and Barral Institute listening Techniques.
What issues is Myofascial Release especially helpful with?
• Post Operation
• Post Trauma
• Unexplainable Joint or Muscle Pain
• Headaches and Migraines
What to expect from a treatment?
The session is divided into three parts: Evaluation, Treatment and Closing.
Evaluation is done in standing, sitting and lying. The hands are on the body and gently evaluating the pressures and tensions of the tissues.
The treatment is done in a position which suits the patient best and the body part being treated. This can be in sitting, lying, on all fours etc.
The closing of the treatment involves reevaluating the body and the tissues as well as activating the neural system to recognize the changes and thus support the speedy reintegration.
When you come to a session you need to wear clothes, which allow access to the whole body. Therefore tight jeans and heavy clothes are not suitable. Yoga clothes or loose fitting clothes are appropriate. Do not come to a treatment immediately after the meal, wait at least 1.5 hour before you have a treatment.
After one treatment my discomfort vanished!I came to Richard with shoulder pain and after one treatment my discomfort vanished! He is patient, compassionate, knowledgeable and gives 200% to his patients. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone suffering from any physical ailment.
Han Ni Choong
Within five minutes, he removed the pain.Even though I did not tell Richard a single thing about my physical problem he picked up on my hip and lower back problem. Within five minutes, he removed the pain from my impinged nerve and released the tension on my hips and lower back with a few simple and painless movements.
Richard is absolutely brilliant.Richard is absolutely brilliant in what he does and is very professional and I can’t recommend him more highly.