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A Common Sense Approach to Real Ease

ConTact C.A.R.E is a Martial Arts based discipline focusing in 'The Nature of Stillness'. It was created by Dale Speedy (6th Dan Blackbelt Kiaido-Ryu) and Kym Summers in Ngatea, New Zealand.

We recognise that the skeleton defends itself automatically when impacted by surprise, causing the skeleton to go into sensory shock. The bone spiral contracts at the impact site, becoming a hard, immobile, and heavy bone. The body must then compensate to maintain balance, causing your 'felt' pain, tension, stiffness, and immobile joints. We call this workload.

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ConTact C.A.R.E is

Simple

We release flinchlocks within the bone that are the cause of your injury and pain. Your body knows what to do next.

Self Evident

The results speak for themselves. This is a hands on practice, the best thing to do is try it out!

Sensible

Sense-able. Releasing flicklocks brings the senses back to life. Where you are now is the sum of all accidents, injuries, and actions. Your body remembers.

Safe

First and foremost, we move away from pain. This treatment does not hurt, you will be treated in your most comfortable position at all times, whether that be standing, sitting, or lying down.

What you can expect

To be observed.  We are trained to notice imbalances in posture, gait, and symmetry within the skeleton.

To be listened to. We note important time lines surrounding your injury, whether it was a physical or emotional event. Nothing is a coincidence.

To be kept comfortable and safe. There is no pain involved. You may feel some aggravation and 'tweaks' for 24-48 hours, however these will subside.

Results depend on the individual and the injury. It can take 2-4 days to feel the full affects of one treatment. Resolution of an injury may take 1-5 treatments.

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  • What is the philosophy of ConTact C.A.R.E?
    We believe that the skeleton has its own self-defense system which automatically engages when the bone is impacted by a 'surprise' (eg - a stumped toe, getting blind-sided in rugby, car accidents, tripping over the tree root, rolling your ankle on uneven terrain, slipping on icy ground and falling hard onto your tail bone etc).
  • Why does the 'surprise' matter during an injury?
    When we are surprised or shocked our sensory core becomes engaged and our breath becomes trapped. When this happens, the individuals balance and center of gravity shifts to accommodate for the impact to bone. The bone's periosteum and fascia (connective tissue sheath) spiral contracts around the impact site creating a flinch lock - this area becomes very heavy, filled with pressure, and the bone actually physically hardens. Our body then counterbalances this resulting in one's felt pain and changes to our structure.
  • What do you mean by "changes to structure"?!
    You may see this in how someone walks or sits down 'lop-sided', your friends face being quite asymmetrical after years of rugby or martial arts, having one leg slightly longer than the other, changes to range of motion that you can feel during certain gym movements, or, someone sustaining an ankle injury first, but then complaining of back pain weeks later due to limping and change of flexibility/mobility of the ankle. Structure governs function. If your structure is compromised, your skeleton's general function will be hindered and lead to injury.
  • Do I have to be injured to benefit from ConTact C.A.R.E?
    Short answer is: No! Everyone will benefit from ConTact C.A.R.E and leave feeling lighter, more aligned, have better movement in their joints, and feel more relaxed. It is important to note that flinch locks (pressure trapped in bone) do not leave the bone unless it is fractured or broken. That means every head knock, rolled ankle, scrape, or impact you have had since childbirth is still residing in your skeleton. Our body is like an 'onion', we are the sum of all previous injuries had since childbirth and they can 'stack' on top of each other. ConTact C.A.R.E practitioners are trained to locate and release these older injuries that are still affecting your skeleton, muscle, and the nervous system.
  • What will it feel like?
    When a 'release' happens, you may feel blood following back to the area, the fascia unwinding, or relaxation and throbbing in other areas of the body. This modality is completely pain free. It is a hand on experience, but it will only feel like gentle pressure point work. You will be encouraged throughout the session to improve your general comfort where you can sit up, roll over, or stand up to get yourself into a more comfortable position. Some people also treat this session as a power nap!
  • What sort of conditions do you work with?
    I work with concussion recovery, whiplash, mountain biking and snow sport injuries, headaches and migraines, back, neck, wrist, and knee pain, athletic performance and skill enhancement, emotional shock, breathing disorders, depression, mobility and flexibility issues, or, other aches and pains that just 'won't go away', despite regular massage, physio, or chiro work.
Testimonials 
I have suffered from unexplained body aches every day that at times were affecting my everyday life. I have tried CBD oils, strong pain meds, been to a chiropractor, physiotherapist and an acupuncturist and nothing helped! I was told abut Contact Care and smiled it off.. One day I decided enough was enough and was prepared to try anything for pain relief. I contacted Zoe and after the first session had pain relief. After the third (and final session) I now sleep better and go through most days without any pain at all! I was treated with kindness, professionalism and genuine care.
I highly recommend Zoe and have even gifted a session to my son to address his concerns.
Robyn Saint Laurent 
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