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What in the heck are ELDOA?

E.L.D.O.A. This means in french: Etirement. Longitudinal. Decoaptation. Osteo. Articulaire. The english translation is Osteoarticular Longitudinal Decompression Stretching. They are static, postural positions held for a one minute minimum where the fascial chain is put into tension to target decompression of specific intervertebral spaces.

I have been using this method with my clients for over 20 years. The method was developed by french osteopath Guy Voyer, DO, who trained me in my osteopathic studies for our 6 year training. I learned these techniques directly from him at a time where no one had ever heard of ELDOA, and now these postures are taught in clinics, gyms and studios around the world. Those of you who have had private sessions with me have most likely received a few of these postures as homework.

What are the top 10 benefits of the postures in this method?

1) INJURY RECOVERY AND PREVENTION. These precise techniques aid in both recovery and preventing future injuries. Your body becomes resilient and injury-resistant.  

2) REDUCED JOINT INFLAMMATION AND ARTHROSIS. Inflammation is cleared, easing arthrosis discomfort, promoting joint health and longevity.

3) DELAYED DISC DEGENERATION & INCREASED DISC HYDRATION. By promoting hydration and spinal decompression, ELDOA delays disc degeneration and boosts hydration for healthier, more flexible discs.

4) INCREASED BLOOD FLOW. ELDOA exercises enhance blood flow, improving oxygenation and nutrient delivery to tissues, aiding in recovery.

5) IMPROVED POSTURE & NORMALIZED DISC BULGES. This method corrects posture, reduces disc bulges, and nurtures proper spinal alignment.

6) REDUCED DEGREES OF SCOLIOSIS & INCREASED FLEXIBILITY. Through targeted stretches and exercises, you can reduce scoliosis curvature and enhance overall flexibility.

7) IMPROVED MUSCLE PERFORMANCE AND TONE. There is improved muscle performance, fostering strength and endurance while toning your physique.

8) NORMALIZATION OF VISCERAL FUNCTION & REDUCED STRESS. This method promotes visceral health by giving space to the spinal nerves which manage the physiology of the whole body. This reduces stress on internal organs, leading to improved overall well-being.

9) RELIEF OF CHRONIC AND ACUTE BACK PAIN, NECK AND SHOULDER TENSION. Countless individuals have found relief from chronic back pain, neck tension, and shoulder discomfort through ELDOA.

10) IMPROVED AWARENESS AND OVERALL WELLBEING. ELDOA enhances body awareness by improving proprioception which fosters mindfulness and an overall sense of well-being.

If you are interested in learning more, you can take the course, launching soon here online.



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