Connective Tissue Release
Welcome to the LOKTE™ Method. This highly effective Connective Tissue Release is a systematic approach to deep myofascial stretching. This modality can improve range of motion while relieving the source of pain (often times in one appointment). This technique is a great addition to an established coaching or bodywork practice or a new approach to treating clients within a recovery/athletic setting.
The LOKTE™ Method will help to increase the effectiveness of your work, decrease the duration of your sessions, prolong the relief experience for your client while providing stability and comfort for you as the practitioner. This technique has been life changing for many of my clients and life affirming to me as a practitioner. I’m thrilled to introduce LOKTE™ Method into the minds and practices of people around the world. – Ashley O’Connell
LOKTE™ Method | TECHNIQUE
The LOKTE™ Method focuses on loosening adhesions in the connective tissue, at the source of restriction or dysfunction, to restore mobility and eliminate pain. In a healthy working system the layers and sheaths of fascia slide against each other effortlessly throughout the entire body. In a state of dysfunction fascial layers can adhere to each other because of dehydrated tissue, injury, trauma, overuse, underuse or age. Movement is restricted and usually continues to degrade without intervention.
In this unique approach, the LOKTE™ practitioner uses carefully controlled weight to anchor affected areas with the sole of their foot. The weight of the foot is used to isolate the dysfunctional tissue. This allows the practitioner to begin to work through the restrictions resulting in a change in the fascial matrix. Intelligent tissue anchoring ensures the focus remains on the tight areas, preventing the more flexible areas of the myofascia from absorbing the resulting stretch.
The client provides slow, directed movement at an adjacent joint to release the “stuck” tissue, loosening the restrictions at a comfortable pace, with complete control over the process. Once the adhesions are broken, the tissue is able to rehydrate, removing the source of inflammation and pain. This type of direct release tends to offer immediate change providing more profound and lasting relief for clients in a short period of time.