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Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
NMT assessments and examinations primarily address:
- Ischemia -tight tissue with reduced blood flow.
- Myofascial Trigger Point- hypersensitive points within muscles that give rise to referred phenomena, including pain.
- Neural Entrapment- pressure on the nerves by muscles and other soft tissues.
- Nerve Compression- pressure on the nerves by osseous and other bone like tissues such as cartilage or discs
- Postural Assessment - assessment of the body as a whole
- Dysfunctional Gait Pattern- manner of movement when walking
with constant consideration for many other perpetuating factors such as : hydration,nutrition,breathing patterns, and psychological stress.
NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions.
Acupressure / Cymatic Therapy
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to be very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia. Similarly to acupressure, cymatic (tuning fork) therapy offers sound frequencies that stimulates the capacity of the human body to heal itself. Tuning forks are used to treat chronic inflammation ,bone calcification, arteritis pains,even bacterial and tumor infections.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.