Kinesthetic, Audio, and other Wonders:
Fast-tracking Sensory Integration, Deep Relaxation and Cellular Repair.
Made in Byron Bay with Love
Kylian’s Restorative-Bio Technology range emerged from many years of working with people in the fields of trauma, deep relaxation and nervous system repair. Trauma, chronic stress and high sensitivity can often be accompanied by a disruption in the sensory integration processing function. Stress, illness, hyper-arousal (of the nervous system), and trauma can result in a chronic ‘restlessness’ and impact the ability to relax, unwind and even sleep. In turn this can impact basic biological functions including digestion, hormonal function and cognitive function.
Restorative-Bio Technology products were developed based on studies and clinical practice, demonstrating the positive impact of weight to facilitate the relaxation response. Weight and gentle pressure applied to the body, elicits a feeling of safety – for instant calm. By using these products in your practice, you can create a deep sense of safety in your system – and become more relaxed and peaceful. In turn – this can radically improve the quality and depth of your restorative practice and sleep, and fast-track cellular repair and the recovery from a host of illnesses and conditions.
Sensory Integration is how the brain processes all the sensory input from the surrounding environment. Once our sensory integration processing is fully developed it enables us to concentrate on someone talking to us whilst there is traffic noise outside or whilst we are sitting in an uncomfortable chair or even sitting off balance. It also determines whether we can stay balanced while riding a bicycle as well as how we coordinate watching a soccer ball and then being able to kick it toward a goal.
Disturbances in our ability to process this information can seriously affect how we cope with our day-to-day life. The treatment of Sensory Integration disorders was developed by the Occupational Therapist Jean Ayres. According to Ayres some people have difficulty in sending the information from our senses to our brain and processing this ready for the appropriate responses. As an example, many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a compromised Sensory Integration System, they have difficulty concentrating, relaxing, sitting still or holding focus. They can feel a general physical or psychological restlessness.
We have more senses than Sight, Sound, Taste, Smell, and Touch. In addition to these senses we have Vestibular Sense which is our balance and our sense of how and where we are in space, this sense starts developing already in the womb. Proprioception (Kinesthesia) is our sense of the positions and movement of different parts of our body, this is primarily sensed by our joints and muscles but also must coordinate with the vestibular sense. The Tactile sense comes from our skin surface, mucous membranes and deeper in our muscles. Lastly there is also Visceral Input, which comes from the receptors of our internal organs.
Our Vestibular Sense involves gravity, head movement and balance. In the inner ear there is a complex structure of bones that contain the auditory receptors and two types of vestibular receptors. One type responds to gravity and the other sense changes in direction or speed. These cells are forming just 9 weeks after conception and respond to the mothers movement. This sense is already well developed by the time of birth and influences the ability to integrate information from the other senses.
Our Tactile Sense (or sense of touch) is stimulated by the weight of blankets and sandbags, first by the sensation on the skin and by deeper pressure. This helps to register safety – to give a more secure feeling and better awareness of and connection to our own body.
Proprioception is our ability to sense the position, orientation and movement of the body and its parts, and determines our ability to respond and relate to the environment:
– proprioceptors are like “sensors’ in the joints, muscles, ligaments, inner ear
– if they are not firing properly (disruption) you don’t have/feel the intrinsic support of your system
– by developing proprioception we hone the nervous system – and visa-versa
The Proprioceptive Sense is involved in coordinating how our muscles and joints should react. This is the sense that can coordinate us to kick the soccer ball to the goal, our hand eye coordination. If we are unable to process this sense correctly then the reactions can be clumsy or unbalanced.
This is all the information that comes from our internal organs and blood vessels. The input from these cells help to regulate blood pressure, digestion, breathing and other functions we do without thinking about them. As an example spinning can upset our digestion and when we are in pain we can tend to hold our breath.