HOW DOES THE MIND AND MUSCLE COOPERATION METHOD WORK? 

Muscles that are stressed or injured can cause the brain to switch off the connection between them to minimise further harm. After the muscles have healed, the connection does not always reactivate and the muscle will remain under used. This can overwork surrounding muscles and cause tightness and pain. Massaging the overworked muscles offers temporary relief but does not return function to the under used muscle, so the pain returns.

The Mind and Muscle Cooperation Method tests muscles and trains the connection between the muscle and the brain to switch on.  Attempting to exercise the muscle before establishing the mind and muscle connection will be ineffective and can cause further strain to the surrounding muscles. Once reconnected, the muscle (in most cases) will continue to be used naturally without any extra conscious thought.

Specially prescribed exercises help the muscle to grow and become stronger, and proper function will improve with daily use. This will also reduce the pressure on the surrounding muscles as they are no longer carrying the load of the under used muscle.

The Mind and Muscle Cooperation Method is very gentle and safe and no more than light pressure is required.

Bringing the focus of the mind to your muscles and rediscovering lost abilities is a unique and rewarding experience!

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Increasing pulling power with the muscle that links the arm to the back.

WHO IS ESSENTIAL STRENGTH?

 

Meet our founder and practitioner Bridget Tomlin

 

Bridget is passionate about helping people improve their muscle performance and function, and reduce pain. Over her career, she has developed a simpler way of getting the most out of the muscles, and in doing so, has pioneered the Mind and Muscle Cooperation Method.

Bridget has been working in the field for over 30 years. She first came across the rapid benefits of direct muscle testing while studying kinesiology in 1989. She has since explored the many different methods of muscle activation, from specific spot massage to the more alternative meridians and holding points on the head. Having practiced as both a personal trainer and kinesiologist, Bridget has combined the best of both worlds and is pleased to pass on the benefits to you.

Bridget's qualifications include:

  • Bachelor Science Physiology/Food Science

  • Diploma of Fitness

  • Certificate IV in Personal Training

  • Government Accredited Trainer

  • Member of the Australian Kinesiology Association

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"I could do side planks on one side much easier than the other side. Bridget was able to identify which muscle needed mind to muscle work, making the right hand side planks immediately easier. She has identified this problem in another exercises.

 I call her my muscle guru."

Julia, July 2018