Active Release Technique:
This is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
A thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes which utilizes specific massage techniques and flexibility stretching to eliminate most neuromuscular pain patterns. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement). It also releases endorphins, the body's natural pain killers.
A unique multi-disciplinary approach to Chronic Pain and Sports Injuries. It involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and movement of the soft tissue to reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction.
Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening (AIS): "The Mattes Method"
This provides an effective dynamic facilitated stretch of major muscle groups, but more importantly, functional physiological restoration of muscle, tendon, vertebrae, ligaments, and joints.
Rock Tape Taping:
RockTape goes above and beyond where other kinetic tapes may fall short, providing you with materials that find a good balance between support and durability. For more information, click here.
One way this can be done is with Hot Stone Massage, done by Susan. Hot Stone Massage is a massage technique that dates back to ancient times. The heat from the stones warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows for deep pressure, if desired. The warmth improves circulation and calms the nervous system. It also improves osteoarthritis and arthritis pain. It helps reduce stress, tension, insomnia and depression. Hot Stone Massage is an hour and a half experience of complete relaxation and healing that your mind and body will be ever so grateful for.
A new FDA approved therapy that combines the principles of acupuncture and neurology with microcurrent stimulation. Around the world, MPS is successfully helping many pain patients control their pain levels and resume normal functioning in their lives again!
A science that deals with the principle that there are reflex in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex area. The alternating pressure stimulates and breaks up the congestion that gathers and settles in our feet. Reflexology relieves stress and tension, improves nerve and blood supply and promotes the unblocking of nerve impulses, and helps nature to normalize and balance. 85 % of disease and illness comes from stress. Reflexology is not a new modality. It has been dated as far back as 2330BC. There were paintings on the tombs of Egyptians physicians where the writings on the wall stated, “Don’t hurt me”, and the response was “I will act so that you praise me”. Eunice Ingham originated, researched and developed foot reflexology as it is known today, and her book was published in 1938. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with a foot massage.
In this procedure a combination of both raindrop therapy and reflexology are used, two great therapies, but when combined together they can be amazing. There are ten different oils used in this procedure. These oils help balance the systems of the body, reduce spinal inflammation, and known to kill pathogens, and viruses along the spine, improving immune function. These oils can stay in your system up to 5 or 7 days. Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is unique method of using the thumbs and fingers on these reflex areas. Reflexology relieves stress and tension, improves nerve and blood supply. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with a foot massage. The oils are worked into the feet with reflexology techniques. Following that great experience, the feet are wrapped in a warm moist towel to make the oils penetrate deeper. This is a fabulous feeling of warmth, and security. A tingling cooling effect, combined with a floating sensation in your feet will conclude your session. It will be a shame to have to walk on your feet the rest of the day.
Manual Lymph Drainage:
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a highly specific, light touch, manual therapy that can increase lymph transport and decrease edema (swelling). We combine this treatment with strategic placement of Kinisolgy tape and mild decongestive exercises to maximize results.
MLD may be beneficial for a variety of conditions including those associated with surgery(pre/post-op), post traumatic incident, hormonal/menstrual swelling, etc. It may also improve healing and minimize scarring/fibrotic development; speed up decongestion and natural detoxification; or provide relaxation and pain relief.
Complete Decongestive Therapy:
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) can help manage lymphedema affecting a variety of peripheral body parts including upper/lower extremities, head and neck, exterior genitalia, and truncal swelling. Other forms include pediatric lymphedema, lipedema, lymphedema caused by chronic venous insufficiencies and other pathologies, etc. Differentiation will be made between a variety of peripheral edemas and examination of the medical indications and contraindications for CDT. We will then establish a treatment plan for individuals with chronic extremity lymphedema and other conditions.
VacuTherapies™ provide a wonderful bridge to the medical community, with special applications for pre- and post-surgery conditions, chiropractic and orthopedic work, conditions associated with Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, and much more. Results are fast and comfortable for the client and practitioner, and noticeably impressive to medical professionals.
One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the “separation” that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue as well as the elimination of old waste and congestion.
Along with the substantial health benefits of clearing old debris, the use of suction is invaluable in releasing soft tissue, scars and restricted fascia. Sports professionals are benefitting from the ease of recovery from injury or surgery and an increase in athletic performance, and major league sports teams are utilizing the therapy.