Registered massage therapists assess and treat physical dysfunction with a wide variety of manual techniques (ie.neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, swedish techniques, hydrotherapy etc.). Appropriate exercise/homecare programs are created for you. Massage therapy has a direct effect on the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent/rehabilitate injuries and improve overall health.
Fascial Manipulation Therapy Fascia is a dense, sheet-like connective tissue that permeates all regions of the body. When it scars and hardens in one area (following injury, chronic mechanical imbalances, inflammation, disease, surgery etc.), it can put tension on adjacent pain sensitive structures as well as on structures in far-away areas, sometimes causing pain symptoms away from the site of injury. Fascial Manipulation is a hands on approach to reducing restrictions on the myofascial tissues. It is renowned for often successfully treating long standing pain problems that have not responded well to other approaches.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) A gentle and effective technique for correcting joint dysfunctions of the spine, ribs, and pelvis. The dysfunction can be a cause of spasm and hypertonicity in the soft tissue, and may be the cause of your chronic pain.
Sports Massage The application of specific and treatment oriented techniques with the intent of enhancing an athlete's performance, preparation and training regime and recovery from the physical and mental demands of training and competition. Sport massage is applied applied appropriate to pre-event, inter-event and post-event needs. It is customized to support the bio-mechanical demands of your sport and personal health history.
Instructional Couples Massage A bonding experience! Give each other the gift of touch and learn basic relaxation techniques with private instruction. Emphasis on proper body mechanics to save your body.
Postural Rebalancing Proper skeletal alignment is necessary for efficient pain free body movement. Progressive muscle balancing exercise sequences help to remind each muscle of its proper function so that it becomes unnecessary to try to control posture deliberately. As pasture and muscle balance improve, pain patterns diminish or disappear while energy levels and physical performance improve.