Massage Treatments for pain relief and increased range of motion can be of lighter pressure as well as deep tissue. Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress.
If you have chronic pain, or very limited movement in a joint you may want to come see our Massage Therapist’s that have certification in adhesion release. We will always work within your comfort level to promote your health and wellness.
A specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones to massage or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly which is why it can be used as a relaxation or a therapeutic Massage treatment.
Very beneficial for stress relief, TMJ Symptoms, headaches and sinusitis. TMJ treatments will sometimes be applied intra orally (the therapist wears gloves of course) if the client is ok with this otherwise the therapist will adjust and treat the fascial musculature around the TMJ. It will also aid in increased circulation to the area being massaged. The jaw and neck are very closely related, and dysfunction in one of these areas often leads to dysfunction in the other.
A safe and natural way to relieve aches during pregnancy as long as it is not a high risk pregnancy. In this case your therapist will always have your doctor communicate with you if a massage is safe. Medication, High blood pressure and other complications during pregnancy: Your Massage Therapist always needs to know of any changes happening during your pregnancy, even if you think the change is not significant.
Carrying a baby inside you changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find you've got an aching lower back.
A trained prenatal massage therapist knows where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. (She'll also know which areas and techniques to avoid.) Still, it's important to communicate with her and tell her where you need attention. Let her know right away if anything during the massage – including you're positioning – is causing you any discomfort. Positioning during the massage will be side-lying with several pillows to make you comfortable.
For younger children: Besides it being good touch and relaxing it soothes babies stomach and helps them sleep better. For older children it helps during growth periods while their muscles develop.
A heat therapy treatment for people with arthritis or other rheumatic diseases. The heat helps increase blood flow and relax the muscles, which can help relieve caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. In Massage Therapy paraffin wax is also used to soften hardened skin as it increases the skin's elasticity, allowing for increased movement and mobility. It is applied by dipping the hands/feet into moderately heated wax. Rings and other jewelry should always be removed for this treatment.
Rapid NeuroFascial Reset, is a new soft tissue, movement based therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in releasing tension and restrictions within muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Over Used Muscles and repetitive strains:
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
1. Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
2. Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
3. Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia). Each of these factors can cause your body to produce scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is a treatment like?
Every session is actually a combination of examination and treatment to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
RAPID sessions may be uncomfortable during the movement phase of the treatment. This occurs as the neurological system is being stimulated to restore normal function.
The RAPID provider may ask you to bring a tank top and shorts along.
Why choose RAPID?
Many clients choose RAPID because of the rapid response to treatment. This helps active individuals return to their regular activities quickly
Some of the conditions that can be quickly resolved with RAPID ART include:
carpal tunnel syndrome
tennis/ golfers elbow - any tendinitis conditions really
bunions and arthritic joints