The Levels of NSA Care: Discover, Transform, Awaken

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The Levels of NSA Care: Discover, Transform, Awaken

Discover, Transform, Awaken… these are the levels of Network Spinal Analysis care, really - the steps in any growth process.  


What does growth and healing look like? It is never in a straight line, let me explain more!


Discover
In order to have growth, change, healing, improvement, etc. we must first have an awareness of the current state of being.  We must be able to take stock of what is working and not working.  We must know what we can tolerate and what we cannot.  In the process of NSA, this is Level 1 of care, or the process of Discover.  In Discovery care, NSA adjustments create awareness for the brain of tension patterns, what neurological patterns are being over or underutilized, what areas of the spine/muscles/tendons/ligaments/nerves are dysfunctional or in a healthy state.  We also work on decreasing tension in the areas that have long been holding tension and increasing blood flow and spinal fluid to these areas for increased healing.  In essence, the brain is reconnecting to a sense of peace and awareness.  NSA adjustments increase awareness by increasing blood flow to the frontal cortex of the brain, allowing us to make new decisions with our increased awareness.  Our body is in a state of deep healing as the adjustments decrease sympathetic nervous system function and increase parasympathetic function. At times, we may need to take the time necessary to refuel, rest, relax, and nourish our bodies to support this level of change.    


Transform and Integrate
As the body moves into a state of greater healing and peace, as well as increased wellbeing and awareness, we then can build up energy for deeper states of change, known as Level 2 of NSA care.  With decreased tension, we now have fuel for change and transformation.  The body moves into a state of reorganizational healing, in which it can take its new level of awareness and information the nervous system learned in Discovery care and start to function in a new way. This can be an uncomfortable time.  On a physical level, the body is learning to function in a new way. It has to integrate new neurological pathways for the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves (even spinal structures are moving and holding tension in new, healthier patterns).  The spine is working towards creating deeper structural changes and must integrate these changes with how you move, how you exercise, how you sit at a desk, how you sleep, how you walk and posture yourself.  While these changes are integrating, you may feel pain in areas that you are not used to feeling pain.  You may feel tension building and feel uncomfortable.  These sensations are there for a purpose: guiding your brain and body to deeper and longer-lasting change.  Muscular tension builds as emotional tension builds, and often guides people to deeper life changes that must be integrated as their body learns to function in a new way.


Awaken
Awaken is a type of blissful state we move in and out of, known as Level 3 of NSA care.  As our body has integrated changes, it reaches different levels of consciousness.  We have new awareness, new patterning, and are able to adapt in ways that may surprise us.  We are in the process of developing a new level of resiliency and adaptability.  Our body is functioning neurologically at a whole new level.  We can access this state of awakening and feel the integrated levels of growth.


I mentioned before that this is NOT a linear process.  We may move in and out of Discovery care, move into Transform care as we integrate change, then move back into Discovery as our bodies work on awareness and healing of new patterns, then back into Transform, maybe straight into Awaken, and then into Discovery care.  On my own personal journey, between being a parent, running a business, seeing clients, and homeschooling my son, I receive mostly Discovery care.  I have access to Transform and Awaken, and those strategies help me heal and integrate information as I navigate life!


What Drs. Scott and I have always loved about NSA care is that your brain and body are developing skills as you move through this process.  Although it will never “forget” strategies or skills, this doesn’t mean everything is perfect all the time!  We will experience stressful times in our lives, we may injure ourselves, we may deal with massive changes in our lives, but we will have the mind/body and NSA-created neurological strategies to help us cope more efficiently, in healthy ways, and keep moving forward with adaptability and resiliency.  Even during difficult times, we have an underlying sense of wellbeing that has been developed and helps us find a sense of peace and home within our own mind/body. NSA adjustments keep the body in a state of healing, peace, growth, and integration - it is a beautiful thing! That is what TRUE HEALING AND GROWTH look like!  

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