Modalities/Techniques

 

Treatment plans are customized just for you
Combining elements of many techniques is the best way to create a customized plan that carefully targets your treatment and wellness goals. Treatment plans include suggestions for follow-up visits and exercises for you to do at home.

Techniques used during the treatment may include:

Lomi Lomi — a traditional Hawaiian style massage with energy work to heal through relaxation.

Hot Stone Massage — the heat from the stones creates overall relaxation and increases circulation while also making the muscles more pliable and allowing a deeper, more effective massage in specific problem areas.

Cupping Therapy — an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine that uses suction to draw blood to the skin surface in order to promote healing.

Hydrotherapy (Hot and Cold) — the application of wet towels or special packs. Either hot or cold therapy may be used alone or hot and cold may be alternated. Heat is used to make the muscles more pliable while cold is used for treating inflammation. Alternating between hot and cold increases circulation by forcing blood in and out of a problem area to promote healing.

Myofascial Release — the soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulates stretch reflex in muscles.

Meditation & Breathing — to engage in mental exercise by concentrating on one’s breathing of a mantra. This is essential for relaxation. Practicing the meditation and breathing exercises learned during the session when you are at home will help extend the benefits of your massage between sessions.

Joint Mobilization — includes gentle rocking, shaking and stretching to expand range of motion in stiff or frozen joints.

Tapotement — a rhythmic tapping with the hands. It is a stimulating technique used to treat fatigue, increase circulation and loosen mucus in the lungs.

Trigger Point Release — the application of pressure to specific points to relieve muscle spasms or knots. It is also used for relief of pain that originates in another part of the body, called referred pain.

Deep Tissue Massage — relieves severe tension in the muscles and connective tissues. You might think of this type of treatment as “good pain”. It is not uncommon to have chronic pain replaced with a slight muscle ache for a day or two after the massage.

 

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