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manual therapy

manual therapy

Joint mobilizations are performed to reduce pain, increase joint mobility and restore proper joint mechanics during all stages of treatment. Mobilizations can also be used to correct underlying postural conditions that can often occur when a joint is locked. Joints allow us to have movement and send neurological messages across muscles, increasing their ability to gauge neighbouring parts of the body and the strength of effort needed to employ your next movement. This is sometimes referred to as proprioception. Some examples of joint manipulations are manual joint traction and direct joint mobilizations to aid in recovery. 

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Deep Tissue Massage

Joint mobilizations are combined with deep tissue massage to decrease pain, break down adhesions and scar tissue produced during muscle strains or ligament sprains, alleviate symptoms of nerve impingement and increase circulation to injured tissue. This will restore your muscle’s ability to participate in the whole integrative moving system. Some examples of deep tissue massage are Myofascial Release, Muscle Stripping, and Scar Tissue Frictions. 

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Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy is a soft-tissue manipulation that stimulates the Central Nervous System. Problems in the body system create brain-activated nerve impulses that stimulate muscles to contract, leading to Pain. Neuromuscular Therapy is used to locate and release spasms and hypertonicity in muscles, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, and restore postural alignment and mobility. Some examples of Neuromuscular Therapy include Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release Therapy, Passive Position Release, and Muscle Energy Technique.

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Sports Massage therapy

Geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals, weekend joggers, to those with a weight training regimen. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Research has shown that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions.

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Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a complementary choice for pre and post-natal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as lower back pain, neck pain, leg cramps, headaches and edema (swelling).In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension, aiding in better sleep, and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

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