TYPES OF BODYWORK AND MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (John Barnes Training):
Myofascial Release a safe and gentle approach effective in producing positive and lasting results. Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from your head to your feet without interruption. Trauma or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/or organs. Since all of the standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc., do not show the fascial restrictions, it is thought that an extremely high percentage of people suffering with pain, headaches and/or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY:
TP Therapy is utilizing areas of the origin or insertion of the skeletal muscles which may be tender, dull or ache to release restrictions in other areas of associated restriction or pain. This may be a referral pain pattern.
MASSAGE THERAPY TECHNIQUES:
• Chair Massage: Massage given with clothes on. No oils or lotions are used. Acupressure and compression techniques are primarily used to palpate the muscle tissue. Acupressure is often used to facilitate better circulation of blood and chi (internal energy) to an affected area and to relieve pain. Areas covered are head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands of the client. Sessions with 20 minutes or longer includes stretches.
• Neuromuscular Therapy: Is a neurophysiological therapy utilizing methods of assessing tissues and delivering soft tissue manipulative techniques to normalize the tissues and reprogram the neurological loop to reduce pain and improve function.
• Deep Tissue Massage Therapy: Refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. The aim is to affect the various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissues. This focuses on the physiological release of tension or bonds in the tissues.
• Sports Massage: Rapid and vigorous massage to energize muscle groups to improve performance for athletic activities. Joint mobilizations and stretches are given.
• Swedish Massage: Massage strokes which are used are long gliding strokes, deep kneading, friction motions, compressions, vibration, and light tapping or tapotement. Increases blood flow to areas where toxins are trapped resulting in elimination of painful toxins, increase oxygen flow and better range of motion in the joint capsules.
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork education is a time for family and friends to explore how to promote healing among each other. By learning a series of massage and bodywork techniques an individual can facilitate better health and well being among the ones we love. The ability to start healing your world is at your finger tips.
For more information please contact Marlene Baczek at Marlene@healingyourworld.com