The Poyet Method is the result of the works and research of the French Physiotherapist and Osteopath Maurice-Raymond Poyet. This method is born from the osteopathy, and it rests on the foundations of the Primary Respiratory Movement of the Craniosacral Therapy.
The Primary Respiratory Mechanism or PRM is an involuntary rhythmic movement of expansion / contraction that originates in the skull. This movement is due to the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid in its tour along the bone marrow, from the skull to the sacrum. It is transmitted through the fascia and the muscle chains to all the systems and body parts. It has its own physiological rhythmic activity, and it is independent from the vascular and pulmonary respiratory movements.
The PRM is perceptible through a manual monitoring throughout the whole body, and it can be modified in case of an imbalance of its structure or function through subtle manipulations. This move is perceived as a soft and subtle movement.
The objective of the Poyet Method is to restore the harmonious movement of the different structures that conforms the body, returning through a treatment the suitable physiological mobility of each system. This method works primarily on the musculoskeletal system but it also works on the visceral one.
The Poyet Method, like osteopathy, is based on three basic principles:
–The body has ability to self-regulate: through our intervention, we issue a movement to the body that activates a self-healing process.
–The body is a unit. The body works as a biological unit and both diagnosis and treatment have a global and comprehensive character.
–Relation between structure and function: an injury to its structure affects its function and viceversa.
This method has unique characteristics that differentiate it from classical osteopathy.
– The smoothness and accuracy of diagnostic and therapeutic gestures
Both for the diagnosis and correction, we will use a light pressure equivalent “to the weight of a butterfly that sits on top of a flower.” This makes it a less invasive therapy.
– Cranial Somatotopy
The mobility of the body bones and joints is reflected in specific areas of the skull, and it is called Somatotopy. The diagnosis on these allows a precise, global and fast view of the movement of the different structures.
– Sacred Keyboard
The points of treatment of muscle chains, organs and anatomical areas are in the sacrum.