Integrative Bodywork is a combination of soft tissue techniques aimed at getting quicker and longer lasting results. While Massage Therapy is an excellent complement to most treatment plans, we will always refer you to the right professionals to receive diagnosis and the appropriate treatments when necessary.
We treat the soft tissue impairments related to following conditions:
- Cervical Strain
- Range of Motion Limitations
- Sprains and Sports Injuries
- Low Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ Disorders
Myofascial release is a deep tissue approach for manipulating the connective tissue. Releasing of myofascial adhesions allows for a deeper and more effective massage. Specific stretching techniques help to balance the tone and length of the myofascial system and optimize the body’s structural alignment. This therapy often includes the use of cupping therapy which produces the effects of much deeper work without the pain.
Neuromuscular therapy involves releasing “trigger points” which are areas of little or no circulation (ischemia) and an excess build up of toxins such as lactic acid. These areas of adhesion can entrap nerves and cause radiating pain. Neuromuscular therapy will involve working the entire muscle and insertions for a much longer lasting result. This will release the sustained contraction of the muscle and toxins within
FAKTR, pronounced “factor,” stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation. FAKTR is a form of IASTM, or instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation. We utilize non-porous surgical stainless steel FAKTR tools in order to manipulate soft tissue with clinical accuracy in order to improve skin, musculature, and connective tissue health.
From sprains and strains to connective tissue injuries, post-surgical scars, edema and bruising
FAKTR is often used in conjunction with other bodywork to treat strains, sprains, surgical scaring, swelling, and bruising. Ligaments may be loosened to give a better range of mobility in wrists, elbows, and hamstrings, and help prevent injury in patients ranging from the athletic to those with average activity levels.
Medi Cupping and Vacutherapies
Our Lymphatic system is the body’s drainage and filtration system. Vacuum therapy lifts and separates the layers of the skin and underlying tissue to enable movement of stagnant congestion trapped within the tissues. Massage Cupping and vacuum therapy draws inflammation out from deep in those tissues to be released. This increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin will bring nourishment and allow for metabolized waste to be carried away via the lymph. Conditions of chronic and acute pain can be relieved with minimal discomfort and tense muscles softened quickly and easily. Massage Cupping is also effective to release restrictions in fascia and scar tissue, such as plantar fasciitis.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders or Dysfunction, known as TMJD, affects the temporomandibular joint where the lower jaw and head connect. TMJ includes dysfunction of the muscles that allow the jaw to move, including the masseter muscle.
We address TMJD through clinical massage therapies that reduce dysfunction and alleviate pain. TMJ massage aids those with trouble chewing, helps alleviate TMJ related headaches, facial discomfort, sometimes blurred vision, lockjaw, tinnitus (ringing in the ears or popping sounds), and potentially pain in the neck and shoulders.
We utilize techniques that work inside and outside of the mouth, which can provide effective relief from TMJ disorders and improving overall well being.