Massage Therapy >>>>
Myofascial release, active and passive release technique, sports massage and medical massage are just a few of our treatment options!
More often than not, the soft tissue (muscle, tendon or ligament) component of an injury or chronic condition is overlooked or under appreciated. Whether there has been a traumatic injury or a slow growing condition due to overuse, abuse, the normal aging process, or post surgical pain/swelling, the soft tissues go through their own degenerative changes and must be treated specifically. Damage to these tissues can result in adhesions, trigger points, muscle cell inhibition, weakness, ligament laxity, reduced blood & lymphatic circulation, and compensatory changes in the regional and remote structures. Myofascial release, transverse friction massage, nimmo trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, sports massage, etc. in conjunction with other procedures help improve circulation and reduce pain.
A gentle, hands-on technique which restores equilibrium and releases restrictions and discomfort in the body’s myofascial system. (Fascia is tissue that covers each of the muscles in the body). Myofascial Release Therapy helps relieve pain associated with headaches, whiplash, lumbosacral pain, TMJ, post-traumatic stress disorders, birth trauma and structural imbalances, stress and anxiety, muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression, insomnia, myofascial pain, sports injuries, scar tissue and movement to the soft tissue of the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a systematic manual application of pressure directed toward the deeper layers of muscle and fascia, as compared to Swedish or relaxation massage which are more superficial. There are many types of deep tissue massage. They all break up adhesions and fascial restrictions thus decreasing pain and increasing range of motion and ease of movement.
Sports massage is form of deep tissue and myofascial massage often focused on a specific area of concern and typically used on athletes or active patients. Like deep tissue massage, it's focused on breaking up fascial restrictions and adhesions as well as increasing healing and thus decreasing pain and increasing range of motion and ease of movement.
Manual lymphatic drainage techniques use light pressure and touch that stimulates the lymphatic system to transport cellular wastes for elimination. These techniques are useful in assisting the body in ridding itself of toxins. It is also helpful as a therapy for lymphedema conditions, post-operative trauma, upper respiratory and sinus infection.
Massage promotes blood and lymphatic flow, relieves tension, stimulates nerves, and stretches and loosens muscles.
Massage therapy works well in conjunction with Chiropractic Medicine.