"Daniel has 'X-ray' fingers. This can not be learned, it is a gift."
Former Royal Ballet Principal, Covent Garden
Personalised Integrative Therapeutic Body Treatment
The aim of the treatment is to assess each individual’s symptoms and specific needs and treat them accordingly.
Daniel’s approach focuses on treating acute or chronic muscular-skeletal problems and injuries, symptomatic relief from painful, often deep seated muscle tension and the elimination of any associated pain, like nerve impingement or reduced mobility of joints, bringing back functionality and to ease movements.
During his clinical practice in the last 20 years, Daniel has treated many thousands of clients and their symptoms. Using his hands to listen and to treat clients, he has developed his own and unique style of bodywork, an integrative hands-on physical therapy.
Daniel Schwager integrates and carefully combines Shiatsu and sometimes Acupuncture with Western Soft Tissue manipulation from Sports Massage Therapy and Deep Tissue Treatment, as well as Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release Techniques to provide the most effective and tailored treatment.
His training as a Yoga teacher, his years of experience of Pilates and his work with dancers has given Daniel the understanding and knowledge to actively involve clients in learning corrective or self-help exercises, including stretching and strengthening exercise programs from sports rehabilitation, to consolidate the work carried out during treatments. This collaborative approach can speed-up your recovery and rapidly increase body awareness, helping you to feel more in control of your own pain or muscular imbalance.
On a physical level, the treatments open up restricted muscles, restoring functionality to the body’s muscular-skeletal system, bringing back freedom of movements and restoring postural ease and grace.
Treatment prevents minor conditions or niggling injuries from becoming more chronic or more serious and reducing the risk of future injuries.
Treatment releases stress and tension from everyday life, removes energy blockages and stimulates the flow of energy in the body, creating a healing response within the body, which can improve sleep, increase vitality, energy levels and overall well-being.
Feeling more balanced, well, comfortable and lighter in our own body, which we carry around throughout our lives, is invaluable to a good quality of life - a good enough reason to invest in some good quality physical treatments.
A session usually lasts an hour, which includes a short discussion, assessment and treatment and subsequent appointments may be shorter or longer, depending on the condition and the treatment plan.
Depending on your condition, it's chronicity and underlying imbalance as well as the demands you make on your body and the changes you want to make in your body; the work can last from several treatments to several months. Often, treatment can also be used as regular maintenance work over years.
There are more explanations how the treatments work in the FAQ section of the website.