Trigger Points in the Myofascial are an extremely common cause of pain. When pressed on, trigger points can be quite painful, causing a shortening of the muscle fibers, leading to a special property called referred pain. Referred pain means that a trigger point in one muscle can affect or create pain in another area. For example, a shoulder trigger point can refer pain up the side of the neck leading to a headache.
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them creates real benefits for the person’s health.
For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder. When a reflexologist uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it may affect bladder functioning.
Based on osteopathic principles, the focus of Ortho-Bionomy® sessions is to facilitate the body’s natural self-healing and self-regulating responses. The Practitioner works with the body from a listening perspective. To elicit these responses, the Practitioner takes care to support the comfort and ease of movement within the client by gently exaggerating the structural, fluid, soft tissue, and/or energetic imbalances to stimulate the body’s self-regulating mechanisms. This work is very safe, even for those people who are highly sensitive or have limitations due to age, illness, or pain.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a type of bodywork that focuses on muscles, ligaments, and tendons which are known as the “soft tissues of the body”. NMT has been around for over 100 years and has science-based foundational guidelines backed by clinical studies. NMT is becoming much more popular, and doctors are recommending this type of massage even more than chiropractic care.
Neuromuscular therapy is the application of varying levels of focused pressure on muscles in spasms and surrounding areas. The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure of the muscle can relax and the pain may be alleviated.
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is sometimes also referred to as craniosacral therapy. It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column.
CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.
Myofascial Release is a type of physical therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.”
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.
The Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques® (MAT) system brings together the most advanced therapeutic strategies to relieve and ultimately correct patterns in the body that lead to pain and deterioration. With MAT therapy, clients can be free from pain, avoiding invasive surgery or toxic pain medications.
Thai massage uses gentle pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body. This is an ancient healing practice that originated in India. It dates back to around 2,500–7,000 years ago.
The technique that Thai massage practitioners use is very different from what people in the West may be accustomed to. Unlike Swedish or shiatsu massage techniques, in which a person passively lies on a bed, the client lies on the floor and participates more actively in the massage.
A Swedish massage is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But the benefits of Swedish massage go beyond relaxation. It can help increase the level of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation and flexibility.
Shiatsu Massage is an alternative technique that involves manual pressure applied to specific points on the body in an attempt to relieve tension and pain. According to the Japanese healing treatment, Shiatsu (meaning finger pressure) massage uses thumbs, fingers, elbows, and knees to concentrate pressure at certain energy pathways in the body called meridians.
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscles and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Lypossage™ is a non-invasive, manual contouring treatment that derives from complex physical therapy techniques (CPT), deep lymphatic drainage, deep myofascial release protocols and other therapeutic massage techniques. It works to improve muscle tone, lymphatic drainage, and circulation. Lypossage™ decongests tissue and cleanses the stalled lymphatic fluid that can create bumps and bulges and it breaks up adhesions under the skin that contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
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Ashiatsu massage is a deep tissue compression massage. We know deep tissue massage has long been effective in pain reduction. It manipulates the deeper layers of soft tissue. So, it relieves muscle tension. It does this by loosening tight muscles. In particular, it increases the circulation that flushes out inflammation that causes pain. The compressive strokes of Ashiatsu loosen adhesions. And it releases the connective tissues. Adhesions and tight connective tissues create much of our discomfort. Alignments go back into place.