Neuromuscular Therapy – During the last several decades, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. NMT is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes such as, low back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, tendinitis, and many others. The practitioner utilizes a combination of massage, fascial manipulation and stretching to facilitate the release of Ischemia, Trigger Points, Nerve Entrapment, Compression and Postural Distortions. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and bio-mechanics (movement) and it releases endorphins, the body's own natural pain killers.
A Trigger Point - this term was coined by Dr. Janet Travell to describe a clinical finding with the following characteristics:
- Pain related to a discrete, irritable point in skeletal muscle or fascia, not caused by acute local trauma, inflammation, degeneration, neoplasm or infection.
- The painful point can be felt as a tumor or band in the muscle, and a twitch response can be elicited on stimulation of the trigger point.
- Palpation of the trigger point reproduces the patient's complaint of pain, and the pain radiates in a distribution typical of the specific muscle harboring the trigger point.
- The pain cannot be explained by findings on neurological examination.
Trigger Point Therapy-
Massage of the trigger point flushes the tissue and helps the trigger points contracted muscle fibers begin to release. In dealing directly with the trigger point, massage is the safest, most natural and most effective form of pain therapy. With trigger point massage, myofascial pain can usually be eliminated within 3 to 10 days. Even long standing chronic conditions can be significantly improved in as little as 6 weeks.
Deep Tissue/Clinical Massage – a full body massage, which focuses on tight muscles and areas of restricted motion, utilizing deep pressure, movement palpation and stretching. Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
Relaxation Massage – a full body massage with gentle pressure, utilizing scented oils in a relaxing atmosphere. Great for releasing tension throughout the entire body and mind.
Prenatal - tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies to aid in circulation and relaxation for the new mom.
Access Bars - there are 32 points on your head which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily release anything that doesn't allow you to receive? These points contain all the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, emotions, and considerations that you have stored in any lifetime. This is an opportunity for you to let go of everything! Access Bars has assisted thousands of people to change many aspects of
their body and their life including sleep, health and weight, money, sex and
relationships, anxiety, stress and so much more. At worst you will feel like
you have just had a phenomenal massage. At best your whole life can change into
something greater with total ease.
Reiki - is a non-physical healing energy made up of life force energy that is guided by the Higher Intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy. This is a functional definition as it closely parallels the experience of those who practice Reiki in that Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of its own flowing where it is needed in the client and creating the healing conditions necessary for the individuals needs. It cannot be guided by the mind, therefore it is not limited by the experience or ability of the practitioner.
Vinyasa Yoga - Also known as Flow Yoga, focuses on connecting yoga postures with the breath, (inhaling on the contraction and exhaling on the expansion). Vinyasa Yoga is often practiced to music allowing practitioners to release their inner dialog and move into a more meditative place. Yoga stretches and strengthens the body, mind and spirit.