Far better than a coffee break, on-site massage brings the massage to you, even at your workplace. Ten-to-fifteen minute seated massage is provided while the recipient remains fully clothed.
- Increases productivity
- Improves moral
- Decreases absenteeism due to stress related illness such as headaches, backaches and muscle tension.
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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a very specialized form of manual therapy. A therapist trained in NMT is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. The Neuromuscular Therapist also is educated in kinesiology and biomechanics and how to work in a clinical or medical environment.
By definition, Neuromuscular Therapy is the utilization of static pressure on specific Myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. It is therefore necessary to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.
Neuromuscular Therapy will be used to address five elements that cause pain:
1. Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch
2. Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body
3. Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
4. Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes
5. Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in a golf swing of tennis stroke, computer keyboarding)
Deep Tissue Massage
Craniosacral - Cranio refers to the cranium, which is the bony part of the head. Sacral refers to the bony bottom of the spine called the sacrum. In the 1900s Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician, discovered cranio movement. In the 1970s Dr. John Upledger, an osteopathic doctor, helped to further Sutherland's discovery as both an evaluative tool and a corrective one. Craniosacral therapy is a light touch manipulation of the head and bottom of the spine to restore optimal cerebrospinal fluid movement. It can be especially useful in treating headaches, eye and ear problems, jaw problems, whiplash and back pain.
Craniosacral therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.
According to Dr. John Upledger, Craniosacral therapy is ideally suited for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, headaches, chronic middle ear infection, pain, and general health maintenance. It is recommended for autism, fibromyalgia, heart disease, osteoarthritis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinus infections, and gastroenteritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach or small intestine). It is also used with other therapies to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, back pain, and menstrual irregularity. In addition, other Craniosacral practitioners have reported benefits for eye dysfunction, dyslexia, depression, motor coordination difficulties, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), hyperactivity, colic, asthma in babies, floppy baby syndrome, whiplash, cerebral palsy, certain birth defects, and other central nervous system disorders.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
Why get a Deep Tissue Massage?
It feels good and it is beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
What is the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia.
The purpose is to "unstick" the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
Active Isolated Stretching: This stretching modality incorporates a process called reciprocal inhibition to stretch the muscle as well as increase kinesthetic awareness of the body.
Benefits of stretching
Most aerobic and strength training programs inherently cause your muscles to contract and flex. That's why regular stretching is a powerful part of any exercise program. Consider this:
- -Stretching increases flexibility. Flexible muscles can improve your daily performance. Tasks such as lifting packages, bending to tie your shoes or hurrying to catch a bus become easier and less tiring.
- -Stretching improves range of motion of your joints. Good range of motion keeps you in better balance, which will help keep you mobile and less prone to falls ? and the related injuries ? especially as you age.
- -Stretching improves circulation. Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles. Improved circulation can speed recovery after muscle injuries.
- -Stretching can relieve stress. Stretching relaxes the tense muscles that often accompany stress.
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
Purpose of Sports Massage
The main purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. The massage will help prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Sports massage can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage has many benefits. In addition to feeling good, sports massage reduces the heart rate and blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, reduces muscle tension, improves flexibility, and relieves pain. Each sport and athletic event uses muscle groups in a different way.
Sports Massage can also include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time.
Like other forms of massage, prenatal massage is designed to relax tense muscles, ease pain, and improve circulation and mobility. Unlike other forms of massage, however, it's tailored specifically to ease the discomfort you may feel as your body changes with pregnancy.
Research shows that prenatal massage can reduce the level of stress hormones in the body. Other studies suggest that massage can decrease symptoms of depression, relieve the lower back pain that often accompanies pregnancy, and improve labor outcomes.
That's good for you and your baby.
MFR is a full-body, hands on, very specialized manual therapy that releases the fascial system- a three dimensional web that connects and surrounds every muscle, organ, cell, and system in your body.
MFR helps to remove the straight-jacket effect from your body by releasing restricted fascia. Treatment is based on taking a look at and treating your entire body, helping to restore balance. By releasing the fascial restrictions throughout your body, MFR will decrease the crushing force, therefore decreasing pain and increasing function, blood flow, nutrition, and overall health- down to the cellular level.
Do you want to find out more about reflexology? Are you looking for a safe natural therapy that promotes well being and good health? Do you enjoy foot massage? Are you suffering from stress or chronic pains?
Modern day living is creating stress and tension which can cause many complaints. In fact medical research show that more than 75% of all health problems can be linked directly to stress. Here are some conditions which can benefit from reflexology therapy:
• blood circulation: varicous veins, hemorroids, high blood pressure
• digestive system: stomach upsets, stomach bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diarrhea, ulcers
• nervous system: sleep disorder, depression, lack of concentration or energy, memory loss
• articulations: muscular aches and pains, arthritis, sciatica
• general: weight gain, skin problems, asthma, migraine, acceleration of ageing process.
Reflexology - good health through foot massage
Reflexology promotes relaxation and well being. This ancient therapy is known to promote the body's own healing powers. It is suitable for any age groups, from babies to seniors. Reflexology is more than a foot massage; it's a natural healing therapy which is highly effective in dealing with many complaints.
Reflexology is based on the principle that the foot, divided in reflex zones, is a mirror image of the body. Each reflex zone corresponds to a part of the body. Specific manipulation and pressure of these zones reduces and eliminates blockages in corresponding glands, organs and other parts of the body.
Thanks to reflexology, you have at your feet a natural healing therapy to get you back on your feet on the road to good health.
Some benefits of reflexology
• improves blood circulation and activates lymph drainage
• assists in elimination of toxins
• strengthens the immune system and harmonises vital functions
• enables a deep state of relaxation and wellbeing
• Decreases stress and tension
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