License No. MT005142
Massage plays an important role to take athletes to the next level.  We use a  combination of techniques which include Postural Analysis, Neuromuscular  Therapy, Myofasial Release, and rehab.  I don’t need to tell you how much  symmetry plays a vital role for aesthetics if you’re  a bodybuilder, figure/fitness competitor; on the athletic side it also plays an  important role for gaining speed, strength, agility and flexibility with less  injury!
In Postural Analysis the client stands facing various directions. This  test is done without shoes to eliminate any postural corrections made by the  shoes. We look for any asymmetries (e.g., shoulder depression, elevation, head  tilt, and/or knock knees) of the subject’s anterior (front), lateral (side), and  posterior (back) aspects of the body.  This gives us the foundation of the  treatment plan.
Neuromuscular Therapy is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve  pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons  and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy  individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement,  function and thought) to the body very slowly. Injury, trauma, postural  distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. It is therefore necessary to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain  normal function and overall health.
Neuromuscular Therapy will help improve:
  • Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch
  • Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body
  • Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
  • Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the   movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes
  • Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system   resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad   mechanics in a golf swing of tennis stroke, computer keyboarding)

 

Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides  sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore  motion. Fascia is  very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve,  artery and vein as well as all of our internal organs including the heart,  lungs, brain and spinal cord. It is actually one structure that exists from head  to foot without interruption.  Fascia also plays an important role in the  support of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. These  structures would not be able to provide the stability without the constant pull  of the fascial system.  It has the ability to stretch and move without  restriction. When we experience physical trauma, scarring, or inflammation,  however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a  source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, whiplash,  surgery or just habitual poor posture over time and repetitive stress injuries  has a cumulative effect. The changes they cause in the fascial system influence  comfort and the functioning of our body. The fascia can exert excessive pressure  producing pain or restriction of motion. They affect our flexibility and  stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and  strain.
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each client  as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments  during which we use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement  therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and  movement, through the enhancement of strength, flexibility, and postural and  movement awareness.
 

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