I work with aches, pains and discomfort; back problems including scoliosis and excess curves; unequal legs & sciatica; headaches, migraine & neck problems - in fact most physical body problems. (And, by the way, there is no proof that it works - I have to say that under UK law.)
In August 2011, I went to Bhopal for 3 months to work with two clinics, Sambhavna and Chingari, supporting adult and child survivors and victims of the 1984 gas leak disaster. I kept a diary of events, thoughts and musings which I turned into a book to support the work of the Bhopal Medical Appeal (BMA) and the two clinics.
I returned to Bhopal in November 2013 and stayed there until late April 2014, working at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic until the begining of March and the in the Chingari Rehabilitation Centre for children with disability until mid May. I then returned, somewhat to my own surprise, in October 2014 for just a couple of months to work in Chingari again.
You can read more about this work on the 'Bhopal Book' tab above and in the 'Ian's Blog' pages, also above.
This disaster has not ended for the people who live there, neither for those survivors living at the time nor for child victims born in subsequent years. It didn't end when the media and us lost interest. It has been a lesson for the chemical process industry, but a lesson largely not learned.
In the UK I am happy to visit your organisation or club to talk about the remaining situation in Bhopal and why it matters to us today, even 30 years later, and is worth remembering and recalling.
(After receiving a letter from a branch of Rotary in UK, the Bhopal Medical Appeal wrote to me: "Just to let you know that we have received a donation of £150 from Rotary Club of Wolverhampton St Georges after a talk you gave there. They described your talk as inspirational.")
FOR THE HARD OF HEARING OR THOSE WHO PREFER TO READ, THERE IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO BELOW:
Hi; My name is Ian Jarvis and I’d like to tell you a little about Spineworks b
efore you have a look around.
Your body - right now - is the sum history of everything that’s ever happened to you in your life: all those knocks, bumps, accidents, injuries, illnesses, surgery – and, yes, emotional upsets, too. In Spineworks, when we work on your body we’re working on that history in a really profound way.
The muscle and other soft tissue in your body makes up about 75% of your body weight, and burns more energy than everything else put together. If your muscle is in spasm then not only is it using more energy than it needs to but it's also affecting everything you do and can influence your health in various ways such as tightening across the joints, squeezing on those blood vessels and pressing on nerves.
So,if we’re to resolve your pain and problems - first we have to release that tight muscle! And in Spineworks that is exactly what we do using a variety of gentle techniques which includes skeletal alignment.
If you’re a bodywork practitioner already, then learning Spineworks will undoubtedly add another dimension to your work. You can attend one of my courses or you even organise one locally yourself (if you do that, then you’ll get a discount or a free place). You may even find you’d like to become a teacher of Spineworks yourself.
But whether you’re a therapist looking to increase your skills or what you're in need of is a powerful and effective remedial treatment, contact me for more information. You’ll find my details on the Contacts page and I’ll look forward to talking with you.