What is the Perrin Technique?
The Perrin Technique was developed as a result of a chance discovery during the clinical practice of a Manchester osteopath, Dr Raymond Perrin.
Raymond Perrin’s research at the University of Salford in conjunction with the university of Manchester, coupled with the hundreds of successful clinical case studies and the latest findings in neurophysiology, has provided string evidence that CFS/ME involves a disturbance of the drainage of toxins from the brain and muscles. These poisons often enter the body in the form of viruses, bacteria and other microbes, parasitic infections or due to environmental toxins such as pesticides.
However many toxins are simply an overproduction of chemicals naturally found in the body to help the immune system with fighting infections, inflammation and stress. Constant physical and emotional stress can lead to this type of overproduction. The excess of some toxins in the brain and spinal chord should drain into the lymph vessels and be broken down by the body’s lymphatic system and liver. CFS/ME patients have a reverse drainage that leads to toxins building up in the nervous system causing the dysfunction of different parts of the brain and spinal chord. This explains the many different symptoms complained of by CFS/ME patients.
What happens in the initial consultation?
You will first fill out a questionnaire detailing your main medical history. You will then have a comprehensive consultation with Marsha Forbes. During the session, Marsha will spend time explaining CFS/ME and the reasons for the technique plus take a detailed medical case history. This will be followed by an examination of your spine, abdomen, head and the lymphatic tissue.
In the case of a diagnosis, the patient will be given a score out of 10, with 10/10 being perfectly healthy.
What happens in the treatment session?
The treatment aims at manually stimulating the drainage of the offending toxins from the central nervous system with gentle stroking towards both collar bones where the lymph drains into larger veins eventually reaching the liver. Here, the poisons are finally rendered harmless. Gentle manual treatment to the cranium and spine with relaxation of the surrounding muscles together with specific lymphatic drainage techniques eventually improve the health and function of the body as a whole.