The massage and bodywork performed in this practice is more accurately described as manual therapy as many clinical and therapuetic techniques are used to treat acute and chronic muscle and soft tissue strain patterns and posture issues due to improper muscle balance.
Acute and chronic muscle and soft tissue strain patterns can be caused by many sources, but common causes are stress, trauma, injury, poor posture, and repetitive activities.
The goals of manual therapy include assisting in the rehabilitation and prevention of muscle and soft tissue dysfunction. The basis for use of any and all of the techniques used in manual therapy is an accurate assessment of posture and gait and the documentation and charting of the results from session to session. The benefits of this approach results in:
Identifying sources of improper muscle balance and tone.
Restoring functional range of motion and flexibility.
Improving Symmetry in muscle and soft tissues and restoring bio-mechanical “whole body” balance.
Evaluating and improving gait (walking patterns).
Client self care recommendations stress management, strength and endurance programs.
Many manual therapy and energetic techniques are available as tools to accomplish the above. A partial list include:
Posturology Assessment and Charting (Also available with high quality Professional Report for separate fee, which can be givien to other health care providers to support other therapies).
Integrated Neurosomatic Therapy
Deep tissue Massage Techniques
External Hot and Cold Applications
Near Infrared Light Therapy
Essential Oil & Herbal topical applications.