Clinical Massage therapy is a highly specialized health care modality that focused on both the evaluation and the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction through manual manipulation. The purpose of clinical massage therapy is to develop, maintain, rehabilitate, and augment the physical function of the massage patient.
The benefits of clinical massage are:
Promotion of the healing process
Improvement in circulation
Enhancement in joint and muscle function
Just to name a few:
Muscle pain and spasms
Chronic Back and Neck pain
Poor Posture and reduced flexibility
Myo-fascial Release is used to evaluate and treat restrictions within the body's connective tissues, or fascia, through the application of gentle traction, pressure and positioning. Fascia, like muscle, can become shortened and develop adhesions between layers creating tension and pain. Myo-fascial Release techniques allow increased flexibility and mobility to the muscles, fascia and surrounding structures.
The purpose is to open up restrictions in your body, break down scar-tissue, relax the muscle and fascia, and restore good posture.
What causes the damage and traumatization to fascia that warrants treatment:
Lack of stretching such as prolonged sitting or standing (computer use)
Emotional / psychological stress
Repetitive motion, such as keyboard use
Injury, trauma, surgeries
A Trigger Point is a hyper-irritable spot within a taut band of fibers, innervated with nerves, that creates a referral of pain when you press into it.
What’s the benefit of releasing trigger points?
Muscles tension releases, allows for increased circulation and muscle/joint mobility.