What is Therapeutic Massage?
Our signature Therapeutic massage is a complete and innovative technique that involves many types of massages.(NeuroMuscular Therapy, MyoFascial Release, and PNF stretches). This type of massage looks to target areas of the body and muscles that need to be rehabilitated. Our advanced technique begins with few questions about what areas of your body need to be treated.
How does it work?
Our therapist will recommend a modality based on the needs of the client.
The following techniques and treatments may be used in therapy
Skin rolling and tissue lifting techniques are used to soften the fascia associated with the skin and underlaying muscles, Gliding Strokes, Compression, static compression with or without manipulation, friction, stretches.
Using a device with a special shape that fits to curves of the body, produces a frequency of 0.8 to 3.0 MHz , penetrating with ultrasound waves the problem area or injury.
While usually the sensation of deep heat isn’t felt by the patient, deep things are happening on a chemical level during therapeutic ultrasound. Therapeutic ultrasound creates a cavitational effect which causes the formation of small bubbles that stimulate the cells when they are transmitted via vibration, this physical stimulation triggers the cellular repair to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation.
Ice is a primary therapy for strains, sprains, contusions, hematomas, and fractures. It has a numbing anesthetic effect and helps control internal hemorrhaging by reducing circulation to and metabolic processes within the area. Increases muscle tone, tissue stiffness, white blood cell production, red blood cell production, decrease inflammation and pain.
Range of Motion exercises Active and Passive
Limited range of motion is a reduction in the normal distance and direction through which a joint can move. The lost of flexibility can be a predisposing factor for physical issues, such as pain syndromes or balance disorder, when a joint does not move fully and easily in its normal manner, it is considered to have a limited range of motion.
When range of motion is limited, the stretching exercises assisted can help to increase flexibility, this movement should be directed at the fascia (fibrous connective tissue), because fascia tissue has the most elasticity and a marvelous adaptation physiologically to accidents, surgeries, and our own bad habits and excesses.
The decision to use active or passive range of motion is dependent on a number of factors, some patients are incapacitated by injury or illness like frozen shoulder or Parkinson, Also Passive ROM is sometimes a testing tool to determine how far a joint can flex. Joints often have better range of motion passively then actively. A person suffering from muscle or nerve damage may benefit from passive ROM even if he can move on his own, because joints can flex further.
Active range of motion helps build muscle strength. This means improving the fitness of the muscles and joints at the same time. If a person is able to fully move the limb, active exercises are better to improve toning and strength while passive ROM only keeps joints flexible.