Pain can keep you from sleeping, impairs your work and robs you of your joy in life. Great massage therapy and bodywork, combined with good nutrition, stretching and strengthening muscles, and a good night's sleep can get you on the road to recovery and a happy healthy vibrant life!
Chronic Pain and Injury Rehab Treatments
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Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
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, LDT 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.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, reducing headaches and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull, by releasing restrictions in the dural tube, which encases the central nervous system. Developed by John Upledger D.O., this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience, allowing your body to self-correct.
Myofascial Release (MFR)
Fascia is a semi fluid sheath that wraps individual muscle fibers as well as bundles of fibers, whole muscle and groups of muscles.
Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body
Repetitive motion will make the fascia reform and reorganize around that motion, effectively "sticking" you in that movement pattern. Once your alignment changes in one area of your body, it will translate to other areas, causing "compensation." Compensation simply means that muscles and other structures will shift and move out of their optimal plane of motion into an incorrect one, one that can cause pain and dysfunction. ( Just like driving a car with one flat tire, eventually you will need an alignment job nad a new set of brakes. )
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones.
Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Trigger points are localized areas of tenderness that can refer pain to other areas. Working within the client's comfort level, the Therapist applies moderate to strong pressure to trigger points to release chronic painful and restricted muscles. NMT and stretching is a powerful combination to help you get better.
This is a great treatment for headaches, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, TMJ dyfunction (jaw pain and clicking) and whiplash.
The MPS Dolphin Point Stimulator uses a low voltage direct current to treat chronic pain. The Therapist applies the current directly on the skin to a specific series of acupuncture points to relieve pain. It is not a painful treatment, but in areas where you have more tension you may feel a slight pinching feeling.
This is good for chronic pain. There are also treatment series for high blood pressure, hot flashes, insomnia, reducing or increasing appetite, PMS, constipation and many other discomforts.