Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)

Return to balance

Most children have perfect posture but as you grow your body can stray from its natural alignment and then aches, pains and stresses build up. When this happens you feel more tense and restricted, physically and energetically.

There can be many contributing factors – you may have had a fall or accident, issues arising in pregnancy or childbirth, sporting injuries, wear and tear from your working life, leg length difference, be dealing with stress or simply aware you’re not standing straight and walking tall. Things just don’t feel right in the way you move.

Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) gently releases tension in key joints in the body using a protocol of specific stretches. This allows your body to release restrictions and return to its natural alignment. Your improved posture helps to re-establish balance and bring a sense of ease back into your everyday movements. This also positively affects other systems in your body systems like your digestion, or nervous system. This is because your body is more relaxed so it can work more harmoniously and effectively.


Is KCR for you?

If you live with chronic pain Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) is an excellent way to alleviate or even resolve pain. Many people have reported finding an improvement after just one, or a short series of treatments. Even if you just have some niggly aches or feel awkwardness in the way you’re moving and want to feel free of the restriction, it’s a fantastic treatment and in addressing the whole body, maintenance sessions can stop tension building up again.

Regular comments from clients include: freer joint movements, more energy, greater comfort and looseness in their body, lighter, taller, calmer and importantly diminished pain levels or complete relief of pain and muscle tension. 

KCR is appropriate for joint or back pain and may also be able to relieve insomnia, anxiety, headaches & migraines, IBS and fibromyalgia. Some athletes also use KCR to enhance athletic performance.


Origins of KCR

Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) is a method that has been devised and personally taught by inspiring Scottish Physiotherapist Hugh Gilbert. It is now being taught in Canada, USA, Ireland, Hawaii and beyond. Janet McLellan is an accredited practitioner working at The Carrick Clinic. She has a special interest in women’s health. 

This is what Hugh has to say about his method:

‘Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) seeks to unblock, harmonise and balance the physical body and its energies. Therefore our goal is not simply to focus on correcting or compensating for your physical conditions and circumstances, but also to restore and enhance the free flow of the life force within you. It is a tool which should belong to everyone, and one day will.’ – Hugh Gilbert


What happens in a KCR session?

KCR is a series of stretches carried out while you are lying on the massage table. You will be fully clothed other than shoes. KCR is suitable for any age, including children.

Please contact us for more information.


Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) Prices

Treatment   Time Price
Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) around 1 hour 15 mins £50.00