Therapeutic Massage

 

NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system is a sophisticated bodywork modality that can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitative technique for chronic or sudden onset low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, and other injuries.  24635-w225h148

Utilizing Manual Muscle Testing (MMT), to access the Motor Control Center (MCC) in the brain, the therapist finds dysfunctional relationships and patterns between muscles, and is able to find those which may be compensating and creating movement dysfunction, poor range of motion, and eventually pain.  This method allows the therappist to get to the root of the problem by finding the structures that are actually causing the pain, not just looking at the area that is painful.

This requires client participation and a serious look at history, movement, structural and postural causation, with a focus on finding the true cause.

Orthopedic Assessment and Massage addresses painful orthopedic conditions of the soft tissue.  The therapist utilizes active range of motion (AROM), passive range of motion (PROM), and manual resistive tests (MRT) to determine which muscles and structures are involved.  A plan is created specifically for the client to work on the presenting condition.  Using different massage techniques, the therapist works on muscles and soft tissue to restore mobility and function.  The client also participates using self care and exercises to strengthen the weakened muscles and stretches to release the tight muscles.

Swedish Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.  This technique is meant to assess the tissues and to help warm them up and prepare them for deeper work.

This type of massage uses lubricant such as lotions, creams or oils to give the therapist the ability to glide over the skin.  Swedish massage is a very comforting treatment and very relaxing for those looking for relaxation.

The benefits are numerous and may include:

     * Promoting relaxation and reducing stress and tension

     * Improving the circulatory and lymphatic systems

     * Helping to free up restricted fascia, tissue of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and lubricating joints

Deep tissue massage focuses on treating the deeper layers of muscle and fascia in the body.  Deep tissue work can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable to the client, but should NOT be painful.  Treatment sessions require excellent communication between the massage therapist and the client to work within the comfort level of the client to address the issues in the tissues.

Sessions should not be uncomfortable or painful as too much pressure or discomfort can trigger the “flight or fight” response, causing the muscles to tense up and counteract the intentions of the treatment.

Benefits of deep tissue massage may include:

* Helps to break the pain-spasm-pain cycle

    * Assists to break up chronic pain holding patterns

    * Helps to relieve and aid in the breakdown of “stuck” tissue, or “knots” aka adhesions

    * Brings pliability and flexibility back to the muscles and joints

    * Increases Range of Motion

    * Decreases pain

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