Integrative Orthopedic Massage
Integrative Orthopedic Massage is a highly specific form of bodywork, used to treat acute and chronic pain due to particular muscular-skeletal disorders. By combining Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Massage, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique and an understanding of Body Mechanics, we have created a form or highly effective bodywork to achieve lasting relief. This approach to massage focuses on problem areas, and therefore does not include a full body massage. The massage therapist, using his understanding of body mechanics and muscular alignment, does a complete postural assessment to ascertain the points of pain as well as the overall muscular imbalances that contribute to the pain. Integrative Orthopedic Massage alleviates both muscular and nerve pain, heals joints and muscles, increases range of motion, releases scar tissue, and most importantly, brings a person’s body back into healthy alignment. This type of massage is especially helpful for individuals that have sustained physical injury, people with jobs that involve repetitive movement and postural distortion (desk work), and clients involved with a lot of physical activity (such as athletes).
NeuroKinetic Therapy is a cutting edge approach to healing thats yields fast, long-lasting relief from painful muscular and joint conditions that have not responded to other modalities. NKT® gets to the source of muscle pain and movement dysfunctions resulting from traumatic injury, over use, repetitive stress and postural misalignments. Through manual muscle testing, NKT uncovers painful compensation patterns (dysfunctional relationships between muscles and joints) and corrects them by changing the brain’s neural pathways to get the right muscles doing the right job. NKT® uses strategy, not force to achieve lasting results. David Weinstock, one of the principle founders of this manual therapy, describes it as “quick, cost effective treatment for permanent injury rehabilitation. It can bring almost instant results and is very effective in correcting misalignment and poor posture, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic performance.”
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage is deep, slow bodywork that focuses on a full-body session, and is not necessarily performed to address a specific complaint. The therapist uses both deep compression and stripping of muscles to focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. This type of massage relieves deep-seated stress in the muscular and nervous system, increases blood and oxygen flow in both the superficial and deep musculature, and creates an overall feeling of well-being. Our associates’ have an understanding of orthopedic issues, and if appropriate, they may suggest further Integrative Orthopedic Massage.