Integrative Bodywork is a combination of advanced therapies to achieve effective and longer lasting results. Some of the many conditions we treat include:
- 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.
Every session is customized to the specific needs of the client. Client education is important to reach your therapy goals. Feedback and questions before, during, and after the massage are welcome and appreciated!
Manual Lymph Drainage Massage
Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle rhythmic, circular, massage that helps eliminate built up fluid, waste, and inflammation in the body. Also known as MLD, this non-invasive tried and true treatment has been in practice since the 1930s.
MLD is particularly effective for those who have sustained some sort of injury, surgical or otherwise, to the lymph area; such as lymphatic dissection during modified radical or radical mastectomy. Oftentimes damaging or removing a lymph node can result in lymphedema. Lymphedema is the inability of lymph fluid to drain normally and may cause swelling, generally occurring in the arms or legs.
Manual Lymph Drainage is also beneficial for those who have not sustained any type of damage to their lymphatic system. Injury and bodily stress may likewise cause a buildup of lymphatic fluid, potentially resulting in lymphedema. Assisting post-surgical healing, reducing skeletal inflammation, alleviating edema, and boosting the immune system by quickly removing toxins from the body are all benefits of routine MLD treatments. Please be sure to ask your doctor if Manual Lymph Drainage is right for you.
Beyond massage, lymphedema and edema (swelling and/or bruising) may also be treated by kinesio taping the effected limb. This specialized taping treatment helps clear pathways for built up fluid to drain from the body’s tissues, reducing inflammation and pain.
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.
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.