The use of sustained pressure into fascial (connective tissue) restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The fascia is the most superficial layer of tissue and when it adheres to the deeper layer of muscle beneath it, pain syndromes can often result. Little to no use of oil is common during this technique.
Releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas; the focus is on deeper layers of muscle. A highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions and past lingering injuries.
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. NMT stabilizes low level of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.
The practitioner works off a physician's prescription to address specific injuries, pathologies and rehabilitation. A variety of techniques may be used during the treatment, but focus is on the specific areas of the body related to the medical diagnosis; it is an adjunct to medical treatment.
Maintenance, event and rehabilitative massage for the athletic performer. Enhances performance, prevents injury, reduces pain and swelling, and bridges the gap to optimal performance. Aids in the removal of lactic acid from the tissue to promote more flexibility and function of the muscle.
Concentrated finger pressure to trigger points (painful irritated areas of muscle) to break the cycles of spasm and pain. The effects are lasting and profoundly transformative. Proper breathing through the pain will often facilitate the release and return the muscle fiber back to its' normal state.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.