All sessions are focused around neutralizing tension and helping individuals learn how to use their body in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Thus, almost anyone can benefit from Aston-Patterning. Some specific applications are detailed below.
Those who are recovering from physical injuries Aston-Patterning® can assist in the release of general muscle tension as well as scar tissue, through a combination of hands-on bodywork coupled with movement coaching and specific exercises, during which the client learns how to utilize specific movement designs to release muscular tension from the inside-out. The system's holistic approach also emphasizes awareness of the effects of specific injuries on tension and movement patterns (e.g: walking) in the rest of the body, and strives to neutralize the compensatory muscular tension patterns while also educating the individual on how to more easily negotiate their movement around the injury until it is completely healed.
Office workers Working at a desk for hours on end can put a lot of stress on the body, from the lower back all the way up to the shoulders, neck, arms and even the eyes. An Aston-Patterning session can address these stresses not only through massage, but by teaching clients movement exercises to do during their workday, as well as by enhancing the ergonomics of their workstation.
Athletes Aston-Patterning's assessment of posture, muscle tension, and movement, combined with hands-on bodywork and movement coaching, can improve sports performance by addressing the causes of muscular and movement imbalance while assisting athletes in determining their optimal alignment and most efficient body movement patterns for the sport.
Musicians Uniting Aston-Patterning's strengths in body usage analysis with movement coaching and ergonomic adjustments, musicians are coached into their optimal alignment for musical performance. This is achieved by teaching musicians specific exercises to help expand their body awareness and enable them to make more conscious use of their body during performance.
People who spend a lot of time driving Car seats can impose considerable tension on the body. In a very focused session, the driver's posture is assessed both in and out of the car, and different options, from adjustments to the seat itself to the inclusion of Aston® Line seat wedges, are explored, which help achieve the end goal of a less stressful and more balanced seated posture.
Anyone who is interested in living in a more relaxed and responsive body Aston-Patterning serves as a powerful tool for expanding your body awareness. Not only a method for decreasing body stress in the short-term, Aston-Patterning is an education tool that helps you to determine your optimal alignment (posture), move in a way that is less stressful to your body, and make more conscious choices about your body usage for any given situation or activity.