We believe that massage is one of the oldest and most effective forms of treatment for many injuries and chronic pain conditions. Not only is massage non-invasive and drug-free, it encourages overall health and general wellness.
Massage is versatile and can be adapted to fit virtually any environment. Either an hour long massage at our clinic for an injury or chronic condition or a post-event sports massage to aid muscle recovery.
We are confident that you will find our service to be not only effective but enjoyable and professional.
Articulatory/mobilizing techniques – techniques primarily for moving and mobilizing a joint;
Soft tissue techniques – this would include all movement massage techniques such as Swedish, sports massage, deep tissue.
Functional techniques – all techniques which do not directly engage a restriction – these might include passive motion, harmonic or rhythmic.
Neuromuscular techniques -Neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure should not vary for ten to thirty seconds.
Traditional massage techniques employ the use of the massage therapist’s hands to compress tissue and push out blood and lymph from an area, allowing the body’s natural ability to pull fresh blood into the space.
By contrast, cupping methods create a negative pressure, or suction, on the skin that pulls up tissue and actively draws blood and other fluids close to the surface.
This pulling action on the body engages the parasympathetic nervous system and induces a deep relaxation.
After the muscle is relaxed through massage therapy, the lactic acid will be released from the muscle, and the muscle should start receiving enough blood and oxygen.
. Vernon in photo with Erik Dalton From the Freedom From Pain Institute founder of Myoskeletal Alignment Technique.