Therapeutic Treatments

MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION AND THERAPIES

CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY (CST)
A gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the cranial sacral system; which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.  By using generally 5 grams of pressure the practitioner can release restrictions in the Central Nervous System (CNS), thereby improving fluid movement, enhancing immune function; by the non-restricted flow of cerebrospinal fluid it helps to alleviate such conditions as migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, motor coordination impairments, colic, autism, CNS disorders, TMJ, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fibromyalgia, PTSD, post surgical disorders and so much more.

SOMATO EMOTIONAL RELEASE (SER)
A therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CST to help the mind and body rid itself of the residual effects of trauma, and other life stressors.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
Myofascial Release is a specialized stretching technique used by our massage therapists to treat the soft layer of tissue that surrounds muscles. It is known for being a safe and successful hands-on treatment that will rid your pain and increase motion in all desired areas but oils, and creams are sometimes used in the process, and all massage therapists are specially trained to perform Myofascial Release.  Myofascial Release was created by John F. Barns over thirty years ago and is recognized as the ultimate therapy that is gentle and most importantly safe. Many patients who have received it have raved about its positive results effectively reducing their symptoms long after the treatment ends. A Myofascial restriction can produce pressures of around 2,000 pounds per square inch, and will not show up in test such as x-rays, CAT scans, myelograms and other similar procedures.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
A trigger point is tightened muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body.  For example, a trigger point in the back may induce pain within the neck and can even reach the head causing sharp and intense aches.  Trigger point massage therapy is designed to find the source of the pain through pressure and release cycles. Deep breathing exercises are used, while the identification of the exact location of pain is identified by the recipient during trigger point massage therapy.  This collaborative approach helps therapists to relieve discomfort throughout the body.  A significant decrease in pain can be noticed just after one treatment, but receiving trigger point therapy on a regular basis can naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
This type of therapy is designed for athletes of all levels to maintain healthy muscles and joints.  Sports massage therapy techniques may vary depending on the sport and its intensity.  Overused and stressed areas of the body are focused on to prevent any further physical damage.  Components of sports massage therapy work to create a balanced training regimen.  It can be used to both reduce and prevent injures throughout the body and have been proven to increase an athletes flexibility, reduce fatigue, and improve endurance.