Areas of Practice
Soft tissue Joint Mobilazation
Mobilization is a hands-on manual therapy designed to restore joint movement, power, and range of motion. The therapist gently coaxes joint motion by passive movement within or to the limit of a joint's normal range of motion. The therapist's movement of the joint is very precise and is limited by the amount of joint play, which may be less than 1/8th of an inch.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
Synergetic® myofascial therapy™
SMT is a combination of myofascial techniques and movement education that affects posture and function of the body to restore it to it’s natural state of alignment and balance. This is accomplished by lengthening, restoring, and reorganizing the fascia, which is the connective tissue matrix of the human body that surrounds muscle, bones, and internal organs, giving them strength and shape. The goal is to combine soft tissue manipulation and client movements to restore the body to its natural state of alignment and balance. SMT has proven to be effective for many with chronic muscular pain, chronic muscle injuries, limited flexibility and range of motion and fibromyalgia.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) trigger point therapy. Trigger point therapy is sometimes regarded as one of a group of treatment aproaches called neuromuscular therapy or NMT.
A client’s posture provides a great deal of information regarding the natural state of their tissues. Through postural analysis, it is possible to determine which areas of the body are under more strain than others, and which muscle groups are causing this strain.