What We Have TO Offer ~
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually. Target tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints and other connective tissue. There are a variety of massage techniques and modalities that we incorporate into the practice:
Trigger Point Release (TPR); is an application of slowly increasing , non-painful pressure over a trigger point until the barrier of tissue resistance is encountered, contact is maintained until the tissue barrier releases.
Myofascial Release (MFR); a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Edgework; a form of manual therapy that allows for release of deep muscle spasms and trigger points without pain and with the patient being in control of the depth and pace.
Active Release Therapy (ART); a non-invasive treatment system precisely engineered to locate and quickly resolve soft-tissue disorders through firing and relaxing targeted muscles.
General Swedish Massage (GSM); joint mobilization, compression, rocking, tendon strumming, tapotement; for reducing tension, improving circulation and increasing relaxation of muscles.
Therapeutic Exercise Programs; may include stretching, strengthening, hydrotherapy, lifestyle choices for self care management.
Kinetic Massage; Kinetic massage is an active massage technique that incorporates both joint movements and advanced massage strokes.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Continuous research is informing us that there are enormous benefits to be gained from regular massage therapy. From treating chronic diseases and physical injuries, to alleviating the stress of our fast-paced lifestyle, massage therapy can help.
Some of the Physical Benefits of Massage Include:
- Relief of Pain, Stiffness & Discomfort
- Increased Mobility & Function
- Improved Circulation
- Promoting Relaxation
- Reducing Stress
Some of the Psychological Benefits of Massage Include:
- Decreased Anxiety
- Enhanced Sleep Quality
- Higher Energy
- Reduced Fatigue
- Improve Concentration