Structural Energetic Therapy® (SET) is a specific set of techniques applied to protocols that have been developed to release old structural patterns in order to rehabilitate and support a new balanced postural alignment. Unlike the ten-session model for body restructuring, SET is based on the needs of the client, beginning with releasing the structural imbalance responsible for the primary area of discomfort.
For example: in a whiplash injury, the treatment starts with releasing the musculature, myofascial patterns, adhesions and inflammation in the cervical area. After the pain is reduced, and the cervical structural alignment is improved, then anyimbalances in the pelvic and/or thoracic regions need to be released so that the improved alignment of the neck is supported. When this is accomplished, the whole structure supports balance and function.
In other ten-session restructuring therapies, only the surface myofascial layers of the entire structure are released on the first visit. Subsequent sessions treat the deeper layers. In SET, all levels are addressed in the first session. The massage therapist incorporates the Cranial/Structural Core Distortion Releases to initiate the unwinding of the holding patterns within the body, and then continues with the soft tissue work moving from superficial to deep as the tissues release and unwind.
This provides pain relief and an initial balancing in the first session! You really can feel better!
CONDITIONS HELPED BY SET:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Neck, Back, Shoulder Pain
- Herniated / bulging discs
- Surgical Scars and Adhesions
- Nerve Entrapments
- Joint Flexibility
- Strains and Muscle Pulls
- Trigger Finger
- Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and much more!
Therapists for the Brandon SET Center :
Heather Honey Smith, BS, LMT, SET, CHF (MA36852) has been a licensed massage therapist since 2002, and graduated from SET in November, 2004. A native Floridian, she lives in Valrico with her cats, Onyx, Aggie and Galena. Prior to opening her Structural Energetic Therapy® Center, she taught in massage schools and was the Advanced Massage Therapy Program Director for a local private college. She has assisted Don McCann in SET workshops and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelors degree in Alternative Medicine from Everglades University! Heather has also completed the Advanced Emotional Energy Release Therapy training and is one of an elite group of SET Therapists who are certified for cranial / structural work on children ages 7 & older.
To learn more about SET visit Founder Don McCann's Website at www.StructuralEnergeticTherapy.com
DON McCANN, MA, LMHC, LMT, CSETT developed Structural Energetic Therapy over 30 years, and is a Structural Energetic Therapist, Certified Postural Integrator, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH0705), Licensed Massage Therapist (MA0003267), past FSMTA Executive President, Certified Reichian Release Therapist, has expertise in N.I.C.S. Craniosacral Therapy, Bioenergetic Therapy, Rebirthing, Gestalt Therapy, and Hypnosis.
He has lectured and instructed at Universities, National and State Conventions, and Health Shows, teaches an intensive training in Structural Energetic Therapy (SET), twelve workshops, produced three video tapes, authored A Treatment Manual for Structural Massage Therapy, Relief From Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain- Quick Release Technique, Relief From, Neck, and Shoulder Pain, Relief from Carpal Tunnel Pain and Other Nerve Entrapment Syndromes, Relief from Back Pain & Associated Conditions of the Lower Extremities. He is a past staff therapist for Tampa Bay Rowdies.