Manual Therapy: Rehabilitation Bodywork Session- This treatment is designed with a more manual and structurally focused approach then a "typical" massage is assumed to be - It involves functional movement assessment, joint mobilization, hands on-techniques to address soft tissue dysfunction, and neuromuscular reeducation. A unique multidisciplinary hands-on approach is utilized to restore structural balance throughout the body, decrease symptoms, increase mobility, activate, lengthen, 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. More specifically, the focus is on the specific areas with the most restriction and addressing the areas that are causing pain. Expanded sessions take the issue a step further, traveling with and through the found restrictions to help relieve the problematic area as well as the associated issues. This type of bodywork approaches the body from superficial to deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, using various techniques to aid in the healing process to relieve areas of the body that are in distress.
Rebalance Studio: Injury Recovery/Rehabilitation Sessions- This is a targeted immediate or on-going therapy session to address and repair movement limitations. Treatments are determined by individual injury but may include some of the following:
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.
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.
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.
compressing the muscles helps blood flow through the body more efficiently and help drain the affected area to promote recovery.
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 allows the NMES machine to create a muscle contraction to recruit more muscle fibers when training; warming up or recovering.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
(TENS) may result in instant and possibly prolonged pain relief. Through the release of endorphins and the control of nerves, It sends relief directly to the site of pain.
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
Heated stones used to work the soft tissue help improve tissue flexibility and relax muscles.
integrates heating, massage, oxygen bubbles, vibration and red light functions to relax your feet by gently massaging and soothing your tired, overworked feet.
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.