FUNCTIONAL MASSAGE AND BODY WORK
These sessions use a combination of the following techniques:
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is achieved when the massage therapist uses deep pressure to lengthen hypertonic (tight) muscle tissue and release trigger points where muscles are likely to be locked, both of which are frequent factors in chronic and severe pain.
Myofascial Release relieves pain and restores flexibility by stretching and releasing holding patterns that exist between the fascia (connective tissue) and the skin, muscle, and bone. Injuries, stress, inflammation, and poor posture can cause fascial restriction and tightness. Myofascial Release is often used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring ports injuries, and scoliosis. Client participation is essential.
Stretching Techniques. A variety of stretching methods are used to treat a localized problem and/or improve range of motion and flexibility. This is highly effective for individuals with chronic and acute soft tissue injuries. It is sometimes uncomfortable but can be highly effective in a short period of time.
Trigger Point Therapy. A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
Rehabilitation Massage takes place following an injury, illness or surgical treatment. It involves techniques of therapeutic massage and includes expert assessment of progress and communication with physicians and insurance companies.
Sports Massage is beneficial prior to, or following a sporting event. It also benefits those recovering from a sports-related injury. Sports massage promotes circulation and healthy lymph flow. It is good for people experiencing chronic pain, and can restore mobility to injured muscles or tissue. Sports massage is not limited to athletes and is beneficial for anyone with an active lifestyle. These sessions often include stretching and movement assessment and correction.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Functional and specific training that includes:
- Massage and Body Work
- Core Strengthening
- Movement Education
- Sport Specific Drills
All of these are tailored to meet each persons need.
Functional Movement and Flexibility
Assessment and screening of current level of motion. This is done with a hands on approach and specific exercises. We will try to allow for a full, functional range of motion in all joints and muscles. Improving daily life and performance!
Injury Prevention and Return
We do individual screenings that include proprioceptive and movement patterns and deficits. As well as strength and flexibility levels. This allows us to design a program specific for you, to eliminate those deficits and return to play more quickly and safely.
Nutrition, Diet and Supplements
We can provide you with information and help to create a diet specific to your goals. A plan that will meet your nutritional needs and help you to reach your optimal levels of function.