A favorite among massage enthusiast… the techniques used in deep tissue massage address the muscles and structures closest to the bones. We use a combination of broad firm strokes and Trigger Point Therapy work while the recipient experiences a bittersweet type of pressure and greater relief.
Many of us have nagging kinks, spasms or idiopathic pains that don’t fall into any one quick-fix category… let’s make a plan of attack together.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension and restrictions.
Provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.
Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape is a strong, elastic athletic tape that reduces muscle pain, increases mobility, and enhances athletic performance. Application of the tape provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.
We like to call it rest-the-athlete. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of massage is to relax the entire body allowing the athlete to rest deeply while helping to reduce the risk of overtraining.
A process in which the clinician uses a set of hand held instruments to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves).
The use of therapeutic techniques for the purpose of improving impaired movement, balance, coordination, decreased kinesthetic sense, and impaired proprioception. In some cases it may include the use of Biomechanical Ankle Platform Systems (BAP’s boards) and is used to improve the balance and proprioception in the ankle, knee, and hip after injury or surgery.
Reprograms the nervous system by stimulating proprioceptors, which are the receptors in the joint that communicate information about body position to the brain by way of the motor nervous system via sensory nerves, and employing a series of diagonal contract-relax stretching patterns to assist increase of movement.
Used to stimulate the synthesis of new cells to repair injured tissue, help realign and strengthen connective tissue fibers, lengthen shortened tissue, increase the range of motion of the joints, and balance the strength of muscles crossing the joints to help evenly distribute the pressures moving through the joints.
A pre-participation screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.
A series of full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain to separate pain and dysfunction when possible, and will help identify movement patterns where exercise is indicated or contraindicated. The SFMA navigates the musculoskeletal assessment when pain is present.
DO I NEED TO HAVE AN INJURY TO PERFORM MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY?
No. Our therapists are experts of the musculoskeletal of the body. We excel at identifying movement dysfunctions and imbalances that may be causing a current injury or can lead to future injury. In addition to injury rehabilitation, we provide performance therapy using a combination of hands-ons manual therapy techniques and corrective exercises designed to optimize your body and enhance performance.
DO I NEED TO SEE MY DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THERAPY?
No. You are allowed to see a medical massage practitioner without a referral from a doctor. Many times this saves time and money, and helps you feel better faster. We will recommend you see a physician at times as needed, and can often assist you in getting an appointment fast with a physician within our network. We know all the best doctors in the area and can often get you in to see them much faster than you can on your own.
DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE?
We are an out of network provider, meaning we do not directly accept insurance. However, if you have a health savings account (HSA card) you can call your insurance company and ask them “what are my out of network benefits for manual therapy, massage therapy and personal fitness?” It’s usually a quick call to the number on the back of your card. Many times they may reimburse you for all or some of your therapy services, especially if you have a PPO (instead of an HMO). We’ll give you all the information you need to get reimbursed.The traditional insurance model does not allow us to treat the way we feel is best for you or spend the time with you that you deserve.
This allows us to spend more quality 1-on-1 time with clients and will help you feel better faster. While most PT and Chiropractic clinics see you 3x a week with many other patients at the same time, we usually see you 1-2x a week. You tend to need less visits, and in the long run may end up spending less with us than a traditional rehabilitation practice when you consider your deductible, co-pay, and extra visits needed.