Massage is the manipulation of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage therapy may help people relax, relieve stress and pain, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Massage therapy is also remarkably effective when used as part of a preventive care program to prevent injury and promote overall health.I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
Deep Tissue Massage
The techniques of Myofascial Release therapy help to re-organize and lengthen the tight tissue allowing for better movement and health to the tissue.
Myofascial Release was specifically designed to relax the fascia throughout the whole body. And because tension in fascia can effect and cause pain in other areas, your therapist may treat other areas of the body to positively effect your treatment outcome. For example, your Myofascial Release practitioner may work on the hips and low back to help reduce tension in the neck which in turn can cause headaches. This is the benefit of a whole body approach that makes myofascial release such an effective treatment.
Contractile Myofascial Technique
ART combines motions performed by the patient with a hands-on technique that releases the adhesions between tissue layers. This process restores mobility and relative motion to the soft-tissue layers by breaking and releasing restrictive adhesions.
Passive movement of the skeletal joints with the aim of improving synovial fluid circulation and promoting healing, or to increase restricted range of motion.
An active PNF stretch involves contracting the opposing muscle to place the target muscle on stretch. This is followed by an isometric contraction of the target muscle. PNF is utilized to make quick gains in range of motion to help athletes improve performance.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
An osteopathic technique in which the patient's muscles are actively used from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce in order to treat decreased range of motion, muscular hypertonicity, and pain.
Frictions/Deep Friction Massage
Accurately delivered penetrating fingertip pressure that is useful in treating tendonitis, ligament sprains, and scar tissue.
Though the exact mechanism of action is unknown, It has been hypothesised that friction has a local pain diminishing effect and results in better alignment of connective tissue fibrils.