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      After years of clinical trial and error, The Kistner Method (to restore proprioception and stability) has come into being. It is a cutting-edge modality that targets the nervous system.
      The Kistner Method begins with a whole body neural screen using neuro- proprioceptive muscle testing to identify any inhibited muscles and instabilities. It is very gentle, non-invasive, and painless. Once inhibited muscles and areas of instability are identified, communication is restored by gently moving the skin over key muscle attachment sites around the feet. The feet are key to our overall stability. 
      Here's a brief overview of how our nervous system works. Our brain receives signals from receptors in the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and skin, telling us where we are in space and how we are moving. This is known as proprioception. These signals converge in the cerebellum of the brain. The cerebellum attempts to merge these signals into a cohesive map that the rest of the brain can understand. This information is sent to the motor control center in the cortex, where all movement is elicited and coordinated. The quality of our movement is equal to the quality of the information that is received.
      Stress, trauma, overuse and underuse may cause a low level of inflammation that inhibits the communication between the muscles and the brain. Because of this inhibition, the muscles are unable to contract completely in their shortened positions, resulting in an instability around a joint. As a response, the protective mechanism of the nervous system will tighten other areas to compensate for this instability, and if not addressed pain may occur over time.
     
Our feet are our foundation and are the first thing to register force when we walk. If the joints in our feet are not stable or the muscles in our feet are not biomechanically sound, abnormal force will ascend up the body creating torques around the joints of the knee, hip and spine. An overloading of the muscles can occur. Walking is the primary movement we do which causes the most load up through the body, and over time a series of instabilities and compensations may occur. These compensations form a pattern that mimic the back force transmission system. This system is a series of connected muscle slings that start at the foot, go up the leg to the hip, cross over to the opposite side of the body at the pelvis, go up the spine to the shoulder and neck and end at the TMJ. It represents how the ground reaction force enters through the foot, and how it is absorbed and dissipated up through the body during normal gait. It is critical that the foot be stable and functioning correctly for this process to occur optimally.
     What you wear on your feet will also have an influence on how well your body will function and move. If your shoes make your feet unstable and don’t allow for proper functioning they create instabilities up through the body. The shoes you wear the most need to be brought in and tested, especially shoes you exercise in (ski boots, golf shoes, running shoes, etc.). Several sessions may be helpful to reinforce proper proprioceptive input and stability.       
$165 an hour
  
The Kistner Method
  1. Lymphatic Therapy
    This a a gentle Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage to stimulate the lymphatic system. It relieves swelling, lymphedema, post-mastectomy lymphedema, toxic tissue and encourages healing, immune function, weight loss and cellulite reduction. Also specialzing in breast tissue cleansing, the most proactive thing you can do to maintain breast health. $165 an hour
  2. Massage Therapy
    With a combined 65 years of massage experience, our customized full-body massage is easily one of the best in Aspen. For stress or injury relief, massage alleviates most muscle tightness from over-exertion on the ski slopes to the stresses of daily living. Increase circulation, delete tension, improve sleep, promote relaxation, boost mental health and wellness. $165 an hour
  3. ZERONA® Laser Hot Stones
    Reveal your true shape with non-invasive, non-surgical cold laser therapy. If you've tried diet and exercise but still have fat and inches you just can't lose, it's time for ZERONA. Remove excess fat with no side effects. Reduce inches from waist, hip and thighs. No recovery time needed.i ZERONA s the only clinically proven and FDA approved body contouring treatment that promises absolutely zero pain and zero downtime.
  4. ENDERMOLOGIE®
    The secret to a slimmer body plus heightened lymphatic and cardiovascular function lies with ENDERMOLOGIE®. You've done everything to lose those unsightly fat bulges but that stubborn fat just won't budge. Now it will. ENDERMOLOGIE® is a non-surgical solution for stubborn fat, cellulite and loose sagging skin. Excellent for exercise recovery and general tissue cleansing. $165 or series of 3 for $450

Lymphatic &
Massage Therapy

Body Contouring
Cranial Sacral Therapy
      Cranial sacral therapy is a gentle but powerful modality that has proven beneficial for a variety of conditions including headache and migraine, chronic pain conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-surgery pain, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ), hip and neck pain, sinus conditions and pressure, earaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults and colic in children, and anxiety and depression in adults, as well as hyperactivity in children.
$165 an hour
      At the Kistner Institute​ we utilize The Lebowitz Method of Applied Kinesiology to Correct Chronic Health Problems. This method is highly effective in identifying and correcting the causes of dysbiosis (gastrointestinal imbalance).
       Through a specific process of muscle testing using applied kinesiology, microbial imbalances are detected and treated. This is followed by a thorough exploration of nutritional and supplemental sensitivities and deficiencies, concluded by a desensitization process. It's simple and it works! 
$165 an hour
Detox and Nutrition
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