Is a scientific therapy based on recognized physiological laws and associated principles designed to help the body maintain a level of homeostasis between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. It combines the scientific application of properly applied pressure, gentle ranges of motion and stretches for the purpose of relieving pain, normalizing muscle tone, restoring postural balance and achieving restorative benefits for the entire body thus eliminating the cause of a person’s acute to chronic myofascial pain and dysfunction. To achieve these goals, many modalities of soft tissue manipulation are utilized.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is a style of massage that is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. A variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension. Many clients have a more intense experience with a deep tissue massage, but also feel that it is more beneficial, because it addresses deep-seated muscle pains. Like other types of massage, deep tissue is most beneficial when undertaken on a regular basis, so that therapist and client can work together to correct long term problems, relax the body, and prevent future injury.
Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are a family of injuries affecting tendons, tendon sheaths, muscles, nerves and joints. They occur over time and cause persistent or recurring pains most commonly in the neck, shoulders, forearms, hands, wrists, elbows and lower limbs. Most common RSI include: Tendonitis, Golfer’s Elbow, Trigger Thumb, Carpel Tunnel, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) and Writer’s Cramp. People who experience RSI experience symptoms such as: numbness, tingling, burning sensations, pain, dull ache, dry, shiny palm, clumsiness of the hands (loss of ability to grasp items, impaired thumb and finger dexterity), swelling around the wrist and hand, aches and pains which may be strongest at night.