What is Hendrickson Method?
Hendrickson Method is an advanced system of massage and manual therapy that combines a remarkable new method of massage called wave mobilization® with joint mobilization and muscle energy technique. It is profoundly relaxing to receive, effortless to perform, and an efficient and effective way to treat acute and chronic pain while promoting optimum health.
Therapy that improves function, rather than just relieving symptoms
Hendrickson Method is unique in that it simultaneously treats joints, the nervous system, and soft tissue, providing long-term benefits far beyond what can be realized through conventional massage. Hendrickson Method is suitable for most orthopedic conditions, including low back and neck pain, hip degeneration, and rotator cuff injuries. It goes beyond just temporarily alleviating symptoms to help the body achieve optimum function.
Rehabilitating and relaxing
Hendrickson Method combines the rehabilitative benefits of manual therapy with the relaxing effects of massage. Everyone from infants to the elderly can enjoy a gentle session that provides pain-relief and functional rehabilitation. This effective therapy is a pleasure to receive and can be done while clients are fully clothed and without the use of oil.
Massage strokes based on natural rhythms
At the heart of Hendrickson Method is a new massage stroke called wave mobilisation®, which was developed by Dr. Hendrickson and refined over the course of his thirty years of clinical practice. Based on essential Tai Chi principles of energy healing, these strokes are performed in gentle, rhythmic oscillations that mimic the energetic flow of ocean waves.
Healing for both client and therapist
By working with the internal energy healing system that forms the foundation of Tai Chi, this method allows a departure from the physical demands of traditional massage and manual therapy techniques. Hendrickson Method therapists learn to stay relaxed and supple, allowing energy to move through them with minimal muscular effort. Wave mobilisation® is akin to a “moving meditation” and leads to a process of “letting go” for the therapist. Letting energy move through you creates an energetic opening and personal transformation. Most of our students report profound positive changes in their daily lives due to learning and practicing Hendrickson Method.
About Sue Bennett
Sue Bennett is a physiotherapist with over 32 years of clinical practice and training.
Sue specialises in a whole-body approach to wellbeing, helping all varieties of needs, especially those who suffer from ‘unsolvable’ long-term injuries and chronic pain. In the UK’s only Hendrickson Method, her treatments combine precise soft-tissue techniques with exceptional anatomy and physical movement knowledge for recovery.
As a Pilates teacher, Sue’s unique understanding of physiotherapy and recovery gives you the tools to complete your journey to wellness post-treatment. Read more.
Hendrickson Method in Chapel Allerton
You can book a therapy slot with Sue Bennett on Thursday at the studio.