Integrative Bodywork/ Specialities

 

Integrative Bodywork is a combination of advanced techniques aimed at getting quicker and longer lasting results. Some of the many conditions we treat include

  • Whiplash
  • Cervical Strain
  • Range of Motion Limitations
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains and Sports Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • TMJ Disorders

Myofascial Release

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

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 logo

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.

Likewise, with FAKTR techniques we are able to assesses and and treat musculature and skeletal issues within the kinetic chain. FAKTR includes treatment with and without the patented steel hand tools to address these musculature and skeletal dysfunctions.

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 toxins 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.

TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders or Dysfunction, known as TMJ, 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 treat TMJ through clinical massage therapies that reduce dysfunction and alleviate pain. TMJ massage aids those with trouble chewing, alleviates TMJ related headaches, facial discomfort, sometimes blurred vision, lockjaw, dislocation, 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, providing effective relief from TMJ disorders and improving overall well being.