Rehabilitation Bodywork Session This treatment uses a more manual and structurally focused approach then a "typical" massage. It involves functional movement assessment, joint mobilization, hands on-techniques to address soft tissue dysfunction, and neuromuscular reeducation. This hands-on approach is utilized to restore structural balance throughout the body, decrease pain patterns, increase mobility, and reeducate muscles and movements to restore a pain-free lifestyle. This type of treatment is typically done with little if any lotion and the client is dressed in athletic wear or loose fitting clothing. Sessions are goal specific, designed to treat and address movement limitations and acute discomfort in a specific region or throughout musculoskeletal patterns . Treatments are determined by individual issue and may include a combination of complementary add-ons: see below.
Integrated Massage Therapy now offered with Brianna Alvarez, LMT. A more traditional approach to massage, this work incorporates a conglomeration of techniques to treat a range of issues. Whether your discomfort is from pregnancy, sports, or work, this treatment is designed to promote circulation & healing, and decrease stress in your body and mind.
Recovery Room Wellness Services (30 minutes)
Vibration Foot Massager
30 speed settings to help ease pain in the feet and lower extremities. Soothing heat and vibration stimulates circulation, relaxation, improved movement, and reduction in pain from neuropathy, diabetes, and plantar fasciitis
The figure-8 motion of the machine is similar to the movement of a goldfish. This movement has a marked beneficial effect on the human body. It temporarily relaxes the muscles throughout the body, including the hips, back, neck, and shoulders. It may also improve the flow of energy, as well as relieving restrictions, muscular aches, and pains throughout the body.
Far Infrared heat/BIOMAT
Far infrared waves can penetrate up to three inches deep to generate warmth that can provide immense relief to muscles and internal organs. The gentle heat produced in far infrared heat therapy exerts an analgesic effect and can help reduce or eliminate chronic pains that seniors often experience in various parts of the body. Stiffness in the joints from arthritis can be significantly relieved. Studies show that far infrared heat makes connective tissue more flexible, permits greater joint movement and brings about increased levels of endorphins, which ease pain.
Vibration Mat Full Body
10 invigorating vibrating Massage motors provides soothing vibrating massage to help relief stress, stimulate muscles, relieve tension, and eliminate fatigue. Selective massage modes and zones, 3 Intensities to achieve the best suited for your needs.
Shiatsu back Roller Massage
4 deep kneading massage nodes travel up and down relaxing your entire back. Massage Zones for your choices: Full back,Upper back,Lower back.
Neck & Shoulder Massager With Heat delivers a deep kneading shiatsu massage to soothe and loosen tired, tight muscles, massages hard-to-reach muscles in the neck, back, and between shoulder blades. Selectable soothing heat boosts circulation, and further relaxes neck and shoulders.
Vibration Platform- Vibration plates help restore your body’s repair system, improving circulation and alignment, andhelping you regain muscle tone, find greater balance, strengthen bones, boost metabolism and improve your overall core.
used to introduce controlled microtrauma to the soft tissue area to stimulate a local inflammatory response and healthy blood circulation. This initiates the re-absorption of excessive scar tissue, and the remodeling of the soft tissue structure that was affected is facilitated.
Hydrotherapy (hot &/or cold applications)
Moist heat is used to enhance relaxation, treat chronic injuries and pain, and to help prepare for an activity. Ice is used to decrease swelling, relieve pain, and treat injuries.
Strategically using cupping can increase the blood flow to specific areas that need healing. The increased blood and energy flow will lead to faster healing.
Nerve/ muscle flossing
intermittent compression during either passive or active mobilization. It is both a powerful and effective technique that aims to restore joint range of motion and separate matted down or injured tissue by promoting increased blood flow to restricted areas and swollen joints
uses active movement and reciprocal inhibition to achieve optimal flexibility. Using a 2.0 second stretch has proven to be the key in avoiding reflexive contraction of the antagonistic muscle. Without activating muscle group contraction, restoration of full range of motion and flexibility can be successfully achieved.
relaxes the body, Increases blood and lymphatic circulation, Stimulates nerve receptors, Enhances the range of motion, Encourages healing of atrophied muscles by “waking them up”
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
targets the muscle itself, specifically through the motor nerves. This creates a muscle contraction to recruit more muscle fibers when training; warming up or recovering.
Taping areas that veer away from correct posture can help gently support proper posture. Proper taping also enables weak muscles to function efficiently, reduces pain and fatigue, and protects against cramping, over-extension, and over-contraction.
Parrafin for hands
It acts like a form of heat therapy and can help increase blood flow, relax muscles, and decrease joint stiffness. Paraffin wax can also minimize muscle spasms and inflammation as well as treat sprains.
stimulates the skin receptors while increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage
relieves muscle tension, promotes lymphatic drainage, and increases blood circulation into the 42 muscles you have in your face
Hot or cold stones
Heated or iced stones used to work the soft tissue help improve tissue flexibility and relax muscles.
Wide Variety of Pain Relieving Topicals
Expanded sessions include Corrective Movement strategies for self care. Neuromuscular reeducation will improve your rehabilitation, balance, and ability to practice proper ergonomics. Clients are introduced to self care tools to treat and manage their own pain and improve physical functioning.