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What is the Seekers Method?

The Seekers Method is a simple but revolutionary approach to finding and releasing tension in your body.  Using movement, breath, touch and awareness, this simple method will allow you to target the restrictions in fascia that are unique to your body.   It is easy to understand and learn, requires no equipment, and can be done anywhere, anytime.  With regular practice, you will learn to feel release, and this will give you improvements you can really feel – in strength, balance and coordination, energy and well-being.  Movement becomes smoother and more fluid with every breath.

The Seekers Method is focused not on individual muscles but on the long chains of fascia that connect muscle groups along planes of movement. These myofascial planes are closely linked to the acupuncture meridians that were described thousands of years ago in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The method targets restrictions in fascia, also called blockages, which can sometimes occur after injuries, infections or trauma.  These can persist for many years, often without causing symptoms.

With the right training and consistent practice, you will learn to feel these blockages as areas of altered sensation. Using light touch along myofascial planes during movement, you will learn to focus your awareness on these blockages, which automatically triggers changes in your nerves and muscles of that area that promote release. This release is something you can really feel, creating obvious changes in your breath and the rhythm of your movement.

This simple, powerful approach was developed by combining principles from traditional healing and modern medicine.  While there are many ways to release blockages, it seems that the unique combination of movement, breath, touch and awareness are what make this approach so effective.  No matter who you are or what your current level of performance is, the Seekers Method will help you reach a new level of wellness and performance.

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History

Dr. Richard Nahas is a medical doctor who has had a lifelong passion for peak performance.  He graduated from the University of Toronto and worked as an ER physician until a two-year sabbatical spent studying traditional medicine while backpacking around the world.

He practiced integrative medicine with a focus on pain management, using an approach that combines drugs, injections, natural health products, acupuncture, manual therapy, mind-body techniques, nutrition and exercise to treat patients who have failed conventional treatment.  He published textbook chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and national treatment guidelines.  He participated in international clinical trials and has been an invited speaker at medical conferences worldwide.

Tyler Prieur is an entrepreneur, personal trainer and former athlete with a passion for human movement and performance. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Honours Bachelor with Specialization in Human Kinetics degree before starting his own personal training business.

His athletic background was the foundation for his interest in the human body and movement. He mostly played competitive hockey and lacrosse, but there is not a sport he has not played or tried. He understands the importance exercise has on peak performance and also for injury rehabilitation. He has experienced many injuries throughout his athletic career, which was ultimately the reason he did not continue with sports and pursued a career in the human kinetics field.

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From his experience and knowledge of exercise and injuries, he knew there was more to offer in the training industry. After meeting Dr Richard Nahas, there was an instant connection to The Seekers Method, and together, they developed this method to become a part of everyday life.

He practiced the method on himself, clients and performed a 6-month pilot test with a handful of clients, which proved The Seekers Method was safe, effective and had to be shared with other like-minded people. He believes showing and teaching people the method will provide them with results they have been in search of, and also allow professionals in the health and wellness field to learn a new way to help their clients and patients.

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Understanding Blockages

Every injury, including fractures, sprains, infections, concussions and medical and dental procedures, causes tissue damage.  The process of wound repair has been thoroughly studied and it is generally accepted that no wound is ever 100% healed.  Some wounds heal better than others, influenced by factors that include age, nutrition, stress, rest and other illnesses.

Blockages occur as a result of the changes in structure and function that persist after wound healing.  These includes changes in nerves, vessels and connective tissue that affect circulation, drainage, sensation and movement.  These changes are not always obvious, and may not cause symptoms.  But these subtle changes in tissue can affect movement in surprising ways.

The structure of collagen fibers gives it a property called piezoelectricity.  This means that electrical fields make it vibrate, and distortions in collagen fibers create electricity.  This is one of many reasons why some researchers who study fascia now consider it to be a part of the nervous system.  Injuries lead to changes in collagen that alter its behavior in ways that any person can learn to feel.  This means that the subtle changes in nerves that can occur after injuries create changes in tissue vibration that are palpable and real.

These are blockages, areas where irritable nerves and altered collagen fibers can restrict the freedom of movement in long chains of fascia.  Every person has a unique set of blockages that reflects the history of their lives.  A complete injury history allows a trainer to predict where a client may have blockages, but they will only reveal themselves during movement.  This is the basis for the Seekers Method.

Blockages have been described in many of the world’s healing traditions, with the most well-known being Traditional Chinese Medicine.  While they are completely unknown to modern medicine, they are based on principles that are simple, obvious and easy to feel.  Treating blockages has the potential to transform healthcare, and we developed the Seekers Method to share this big idea with the world.

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FAQ

What is fascia?

It is a connective tissue throughout the body that holds every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, organ and bone in their place. Fascia is made up of collagen fibers and represent small, medium and long planes, similar to those of the acupuncture meridians that were discovered thousands of years ago in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

What is a blockage?

Blockages represent the changes in structure and function that persist after wound healing. This includes changes in nerves and vessels that affect circulation and lymphatic drainage, pain and sensation, skin and muscle tone. These changes are not usually obvious, and may not cause symptoms. But these subtle changes in tissue structure and function can affect movement in surprising ways.

Recent discoveries about the piezoelectric nature of collagen make it necessary to include fascia as a part of the nervous system. The electrical waves produced by nerves create vibrations in tissue that any person can learn to feel. This means that the subtle changes in nerves that can occur after injuries create changes in tissue vibration that are palpable and real.

These are blockages, and they are the chains that bind the body in motion. Every person has a unique set of blockages that reflects the history of their lives. A complete injury history allows a trainer to predict where a client may have blockages, but they will only reveal themselves during movement. This is the basis for the Seekers Method Workout. How do I get a blockage?

Every physical injury, including ankle sprains, animal bites, tonsil infections, concussions and major dental and medical procedures, causes tissue damage. The process of wound repair has been thoroughly studied and it is generally accepted that no wound is ever 100% healed. Some wounds heal better than others, influenced by factors that include age, nutrition, stress, rest and other illnesses.

Is this method easy to learn?

Yes.

Based on science, using movement, breath and awareness, this simple method allows you to experience major improvements in your strength, energy and well-being. Movement becomes smoother and more fluid with each repetition, and you will feel better in an immediate and obvious way.

With the right training and consistent practice, you can learn to feel these blockages as areas of altered sensation. Using light touch along myofascial planes during movement, you can bring your awareness to these blockages, triggering release. This creates obvious changes in the breath that create the rhythm of movement that guides the exercise.

Who is Dr Nahas?

Dr. Richard Nahas is a medical doctor who has had a lifelong passion for peak performance. He graduated from the University of Toronto and worked as an ER physician until a two-year sabbatical spent studying traditional medicine while backpacking around the world.

He practiced integrative medicine with a focus on pain management, using an approach that combines drugs, injections, natural health products, acupuncture, manual therapy, mind-body techniques, nutrition and exercise to treat patients who have failed conventional treatment. He published textbook chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and national treatment guidelines. He participated in international clinical trials and has been an invited speaker at medical conferences worldwide.

His career path shifted when he discovered blockages and other aspects of healing that are unknown to modern medicine. The Seekers Method was originally developed as a treatment system that healthcare providers could use to treat chronic disease. Limited by the restrictions imposed by regulatory bodies and the skepticism of the medical establishment, he developed the Seekers Method Workout as a tool to empower unregulated providers to help athletes and regular people achieve peak performance.

How do you know it works?

After a six-month period of pilot testing with Tyler Prieur (Seekers Method Workout Trainer) and a handful of clients, it became clear that the Seekers Method Workout is teachable, simple, safe and very effective. In fact, he was pleased and surprised when it became clear that it was more effective than any of the other approaches to treating blockages he had used before.

How are the results measured?

They will be measured by using the BEAM (Bringing Evidence to Alternative Medicine) app, which will lead to statistical feedback to prove the results are effective, lasting and life-changing.

Do I have to be a trainer to do this?

No.

We will provide you with enough information so you can learn the method on your own and you will be able to practice it by yourself in any capacity. We will have ongoing updates to further your knowledge to ensure you can experience the best results possible. We have ongoing support for any questions or help you may need too.

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