Developed in the late '70s by French osteopath Paul Chauffour, Mechanical Link is a gentle manual therapy that encourages the balance of tensions in the fascial system - that complex web of tissue that interconnects and affects all other body systems. It spreads throughout the body uninterrupted, providing physical stability while also allowing flexibility and mobility.

Think of the fascial 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 called lesions that affect the entire structure.

These patterns are intended to relieve pain and disability and protect the body from further stresses. Yet the long-term effects of such compensation can prove debilitating.

Mechanical Link therapy is guided by the body's own wisdom about its unique needs. The work stimulates to 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 ability, so all its systems can improve - including the immune system.

Mechanical Link helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Indigestion
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Orthopedic Problems