Massage Therapy: A manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. (skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, joint, connective tissue as well as lymphatic vessels)
Massage Therapists use various techniques to stimulate circulation, enhance function and ranges of motion, aid in the healing process, eliminate muscular spasming, adhesions or trigger point development, improving neuromuscular function, while promoting relaxation and well-being.
There are many reasons to seek massage therapy:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Jaw pain
• Joint strains and sprains (spine, wrists, elbows, knees, hips and ankles)
• Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
• Work and sports injuries
• Frozen shoulder
• Plantar fasciitis
• Shin splints
• Rib pain
• Poor posture
• Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or limbs
• General health and well-being
Sports Massage Therapy: (see Sports Massage Page)
Sports Massage Therapy is performed to aid in the healing process of current acute or chronic injuries to musculature, tendons, ligaments or joints and prevents any chronic injuries from developing. Treatment will reduce training discomforts, muscular strains, trigger point and adhesion buildup while improving neuromuscular function and aid in the recovery from hard training and competitions.
Suzanne Moroney RMT, SMT(C)- Certified Sports Massage Therapist.
Stephanie Barber RMT, SMT(cc) Massage therapist, Sports Massage Therapist (cc)
Cupping Massage: (see Cupping Page)
is a method of Traditional Chinese Medicine used for separation of congestion, increasing blood flow and improving overall health to the body. Many benefits come from cupping massage modalities including deep tissue therapy, myofascia releasing, increasing range of motion, sprains and strains, fibromyalgia, drainage of excess fluids and edema as well as tight and painful muscles. Cupping aids in the removal of pathogenic factors through blood flow and restricted areas of the body.
Performed by: Suzanne Moroney RMT, SMT(C) / Lauri DiGiulio RMT, NKT / Stephanie Barber RMT
is a method of Traditional Chinese Medicine used in practice for thousands of years; "Gua" means to scrape or rub and "Sha" is a reddish, elevated patch of skin.
This technique is used to treat myofascial adhesions and myofascial trigger points specifically; as well as stimulate peripheral nerves, improve circulation and lymphatic flow to the affected area by removing blockages and toxins and aid in nutritional supply and metabolism to the tissue.
When using this technique to areas of pain, the effect is very quick and efficient to head, neck, shoulder, back, knees, ankles, elbows and wrist pain, sciatica, nerve pain, migraines, tendonitis, sprains and strains.
NeuroKinetic Therapy™ (see NeuroKinetic Page)
NeuroKinetic Therapy™, is a technique that addresses movement/co-ordination problems at their root, in the motor control centre of the brain. The motor control centre stores patterns of movement and directs their completion through the spinal cord, nerves and muscles. It is also able to create substitute movement patterns. When a muscle, joint or other body tissue is injured, the motor control centre will find a substitute to perform the function. Often, even once healing of the injured tissue has occurred, these substitute patterns remain and lead to dysfunction and pain. This is a situation where NKT™ can be used to re-program the motor control centre, and re-establish correct patterns of movement.
NeuroKinetic Therapy™ is an excellent modality for rehabilitation and preventative therapy because it not only identifies the causes of pain and dysfunction, but can also correct them quickly and quite painlessly.
What happens during an NKT session?
An NKT treatment looks very much like a massage, however, you may or may not be required to disrobe. You may be assessed by being asked to perform tasks (like a squat, lunge, standing on one leg, etc) or asked to stand or walk to assess posture and gait. Then you will be positioned on a massage table and will be asked to resist a variety of movements to activate different muscle groups. When a dysfunctional pattern is found, the therapist will use massage techniques to release the overactive tissue, activate the inhibited muscle/muscles and then will retest the dysfunctional pattern to ensure that the relationship has been corrected. You will be given 1-3 corrective exercises to do at home that will often mimic what the therapist did during your session. These correctives will ensure that you re-enforce the conversion from faulty to proper movement patterns, and will be important in you seeing results quickly. Your initial NKT session will take 60-90 minutes and subsequent visits may last any where from 30-60min depending on your needs and the complexity of the condition being treated.
- Performed by Laurie Di Giulio RMT, NKT - Level 3, Suzanne Moroney RMT, SMT(C)- Level 1 and Stephanie Barber RMT- Level 1
Pre-Natal Massage Therapy; Pregnancy Massage Table
Having a healthy pregnancy is vital for you and your baby, it is important to get the right nutrition, follow a proper exercise plan and get plenty of rest. Pregnancy massage will help your sleep and exercise requirements, reduce aches and pains, alleviate stress and anxiety, and improve circulation. Many women also suffer from sciatica and swelling of the joints; massage therapy will help drain the swelling and reduce sciatica symptoms, this will minimize discomfort for you and your baby.
By utilizing massage therapy as a healthy choice for you and your baby, you will be on your way to ensuring the healthiest and happiest pregnancy possible.
Additional: Types of Massage and Reasons for
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