What is SET?

Structural Energetic Therapy® (SET) is a full body therapy that produces maximum rehabilitation of physical conditions causing pain and builds physical performance potential to its maximum. SET is the integration of Cranial/Structural techniques with specialized soft tissue protocols designed to work together to release the primary core (spiral) distortion, and the distortions of sub-patterns, with the ultimate goal of restoring balance, strength and function in the body long term.

Structural imbalances are responsible for most of our painful symptoms throughout the body, and can cause varying degrees of limitations and dysfunctions. The core (spiral) distortion that is present from development in the fetus causes a rotation in the pelvis, a structural weight bearing weakness at the base of the spine causing exaggerated curvatures in the spine (scoliosis), and other compensations, weaknesses, and strain patterns in the body. Accidents, illness, stress, emotional challenges, injuries, and other life activities cause the body to collapse further into this distortion resulting in pain and dysfunction.

The combined techniques of Structural Energetic Therapy® address the area of your pain first, and then bring the rest of your body into balance to support those changes. These techniques include kinesiology and muscle testing, postural analysis, Cranial/Structural techniques, directed myofascial unwinding, emotional energy release, acupressure, scar tissue and adhesion release, deep tissue therapy and other therapeutic bodywork techniques..


What is the Core Distortion?

The Core Distortion is twisting in the structure of the body spiraling down from the cranium, through the spine, and into the pelvis and sacrum. This twist shows up in an anterior/posterior rotation of the iliums and tipped sacrum producing the lack of weight bearing support for the spine.  The entire structure of the body is affected causing musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain.  This core distortion has been documented in our development as young as a 16 week old fetus. Everyone is born with this.

In the Core Distortion 50% of your muscles are operating at approximately 50% strength and function – proven with functional and applied kinesiology.

Cranial/Structural Core Distortion Releases of Structural Energetic Therapy® release the core distortion – the cause of 90% of imbalance, dysfunction, and pain.  Once fully released usually in one treatment the core distortion will not return!  The soft tissue restrictions holding the distortion can’t reform the same way again!  The old soft tissue restrictions holding the distortion start unwinding and reforming new balanced supported holding patterns!


Don McCann, the creator of Structural Energetic Therapy®, explains the Core Distortion and it’s effects on the body.

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