Neuromuscular therapy is a highly specialized form of manual therapy that corrects pain and dysfunction by treating trigger points, muscle adhesions, and fascial (connective tissue) patterns. These trigger points, adhesions and facial patterns can form due to specific trauma, postural pattern, or series of repetitive movements. Neuromuscular therapy sessions utilize precise treatment of protocols to correct these patterns by releasing type fascia, palpating and decreasing trigger points in tight bands of muscle and releasing areas of stuck muscle in an effective and efficient manner. The primary pain are treated using these protocols. Pressure used during the treatment is based on the client’s pain threshold. –No pain no gain– is not the motto. We ask the client to provide feedback on the sensitivity of trigger points and tissue; if the client’s pain reaches eight on their 1 to 10 pain scale the treatment is too intense. After 7 on the scale, the tissue starts to tighten up and response to the pain which is counterproductive and inappropriate for achieving the client’s goals. Neuromuscular treatments are rarely full body the work is concentrated on the primary and secondary areas of the body that are causing the pain you are experiencing, and limiting range of motion.
Deep tissue massage is usually a full-body treatment with emphasis on a few bothersome areas, with a relaxation of the muscle being the goal.
Sports massage is a manual manipulation of the muscles geared specifically toward helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles and/or hobbies. This kind of therapeutic massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints muscle groups tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups. The conscious focus of sports massage therapy maximizes the benefit of certain massage techniques and further supports physical exertion and activity.
Cupping is a therapeutic process using a glass, ceramic, bamboo, or plastic cup to create suction on the skin. Cupping increases blood circulation on target areas where the cups are placed, relieving muscle tension, promoting cell repair, reducing fascial adhesions, and improving lymphatic flow.
Activated isolated stretching (Mattes method) A scientific stretching method developed by Aaron L. Mattes. It is a manual technique that combines a series of short, controlled stretches with intervals of relaxation, which overrides your muscle’s tendency to contract when stretched tight. If you suffer from neck, back, shoulder, hip, or knee pain or stiffness, active isolated stretching is a safe solution that offers tremendous relief quickly.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) Scar tissue can develop from surgery or overuse. This can limit your nerve conduction and blood flow. It can result in improper function, decreased range of motion and pain. IASTM is a set of handheld instruments we use to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in your soft tissues. This includes your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia.