DescriptionCupping is a technique that places a silicone or glass cup on the surface of the skin. A negative vacuum is created between the skin and the superficial fascia of the muscle. This vacuum promotes blood flow and influences cellular repair, breaks up scar tissue and has been proven to treat cellulite.
DescriptionNeuromuscular Massage is a form of massage that targets the nervous system by identifying injury, trauma and other factors that destabilize nerve transmission. The body is vulnerable to pain and dysfunction and subconsciously pulls away from the pain and discomfort as a protective mechanism. This, in turn, can lead to chronic pain when the fascia and muscles become restricted over time. The goal of this intervention is to break these holding patterns and allow the muscles to return to their original positions. This form of massage therapy examines five potential factors that contribute to pain; poor circulation, trigger points, nerve compression, postural distortion and kinesiology dysfunction. Patients will be asked about their health history, current physical condition, lifestyle, and stress level. A treatment plan will be created that addresses specific pain patterns and helps to release lactic acid, increasing blood flow and oxygen delivery to cells. This customized treatment plan will enhance the function of joints, muscles and movement and decrease pain and dysfunction.
DescriptionProprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching relies on reflexes to produce deeper stretches that increase flexibility. Flexibility is key for athletes and non-athletes alike. Flexibility allows you to move freely and comfortably in their daily life and can also help prevent injury during exercise. PNF stretching was developed in the 1940’s as a treatment option for polio and multiple sclerosis. Recent research suggests that PNF stretching is the best form of stretching to increase range of motion and flexibility.
DescriptionAcupuncture is a minimally invasive modality that treats a variety of conditions by either stimulating or sedating the fight or flight or rest and digest nervous systems. This is done by inserting small needles into specific nerve-rich points on the skin. The body responds by moving oxygen and nutrient rich blood to tissues, glands and organs. This process can stimulate the immune system, increase circulation, promote wound healing and relieve pain.
DescriptionAuriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the external ear to diagnose and treat pain and medical conditions of the body. It is used to treat pain, addictions, and internal disorders with excellent results. Whether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other treatments have failed. Best of all, it is safe, non-invasive and has no known side effects.
DescriptionGua sha is a natural therapy that involves the use of a massage instrument to improve circulation and to break up scar tissue. It is used as a treatment for chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, fibromyalgia, trigger points and joint pain. Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, chest, shoulders and legs.
DescriptionPosturology is a study and treatment of one’s posture. Improper posture hygiene can affect one’s health in many ways. Posturology reteaches addresses the body’s alignment and can treat scoliosis, headaches, neck pain, back pain, disc herniations, sciatica, vertigo and high blood pressure.