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Mechanical Link

Mechanical Link was developed in the 1970s by French osteopath, Paul Chauffour.  Mechanical Link is a gentle manual therapy that encourages the balance of tensions in the fascia system — a complex web of tissue that interconnects and affects all body systems. When unimpeded, the fascia system spreads throughout the body uninterrupted, providing physical stability while also allowing flexibility and mobility.

Picture the fascia network as a spider web. Imagine what happens if one area of the web is pinched or tightened: everything else distorts. The body compensates for physiological or traumatic stress in much the same way — by producing patterns of tension that affect the entire structure.

Mechanical Link therapy is guided by the body’s own wisdom about its unique needs. The work stimulates the body’s self-corrective responses, promoting normal mobility, tissue tone and posture. Mechanical Link brings tension into equilibrium and allows the body to return to optimal functioning, so all its systems can improve — including the immune system.