This treatment works to analyze and treat specific pain areas by looking at the root cause of the pain, not just the symptomatology. Clinical massage often follows a treatment plan, which may include strengthening and stretching to achieve an ultimate goal of living without pain.
Clinical massage can alleviate sciatica, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, and much more.
Deep Tissue Massage
After gently warming the superficial layers of tissue, the body is prepared to receive a deeper, more detailed massage. Focusing on these deeper layers can resolve chronic and acute pain by releasing tension to help realign the body’s structure. Other techniques that may be included in this session would be trigger point therapy, neuromuscular release, myofascial release, attachment point therapy, and active or passive stretching.
Spinal Reflex Therapy
Using an assessment protocol and thermal scanner we identify the compromised area of the spine. Attachment point therapy, which is gentle static pressure applied to the musculotendinous junction (MTJ), is then used to address specific tight bands of tissue throughout the pelvis, back, and neck. The client will experience an instant decrease in pain and will become relaxed. The protocol may take 30-45 minutes and is usually followed by a massage treatment. SRT follows a specific research based treatment plan. For the best results clients should receive treatments at least once per week if not twice in the acute phase. The treatment plan may last 4-8 weeks depending on the severity of the case. For more information on SRT please visit srtcert.org
This extremely powerful technique is applied with feather light pressure to eliminate fluid buildup (edema) in the tissue. LDT can be integrated into any massage session. Following scientifically charted pathways, LDT can benefit every system, organ and muscle in the body.
This technique has strict contraindications. Please inform your therapist if you are or have recently been ill in ANY way.
This technique is often used to "warm up" the tissue before a deeper massage, but has many benefits as a stand-alone treatment. Without using creams or lotions, the superficial layers of tissue are gently stretched to release adhesions (areas where the tissue has become stuck together). 90% of the body’s pain receptors are situated in the fascial layer. Therefore, myofascial release has amazing pain relief benefits.
Using varying amounts of pressure, areas of scar tissue and trigger points are identified and released to balance muscle tone in the affected area. This restores circulation allowing the flow of healing nutrients to the injury site, which decreases pain and increases range of motion.
This kind of massage can be performed before or after a sporting event or activity to increase performance and decrease the risk of injury. It is also highly beneficial post-event to significantly reduce tenderness and decrease recovery time by flushing acid and toxins produced by muscle activity from the tissue. Techniques may include compression, cross fiber friction, range of motion work, and facilitated stretching.