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Deep Tissue Massage customized for individual needs including: pain management, relief from muscle or tendon strain from cycling, running, swimming, Triathlon training, tennis, soccer, hiking, and power yoga. Also effective pain relief for combined activities including computer "desk jockey" that are also active in sports, or those suffering from muscle pain due to chronic repetitive activities.
Customized Deep Tissue Massage focused on muscles used in your athletic activity, long hours at a computer, and injury or pain from day to day life . A newly developed ''tracing" methodology eliminates deep muscular adhesion, "knots", that cause chronic muscle spasms. Therapists locate pain at the point of inception(often different from insertion) where muscles spasm, and employ a form of trigger point, shiatsu,deep tissue massage integrated with various modalities. We provide customized massage designed to reduce pain, relax, sooth and elongate muscles based on your physiology, anatomy, and kinesiology requirements. Clients often experience increased blood flow (chi), lymphatic flow and endocrine flow resulting in relaxation and rejuvenating of constricted muscles. Muscles recover from physical exertion faster and the body uses less energy in the recovery. Massage facilitates muscle development, increased speed, agility and flexibility. by stimulating increase blood flow bringing oxygen to the muscle for repair and recover, lymphatic flow, flushing waste products left in tissues during the breakdown of fat/muscle from athletic exertion as well as providing a passive stretch.
MyOfascia relieve therapy provides gentle sustained pressure on the myofascial connective tissues to eliminate pain and restore motion. Our method of MRT provides gentle re-alignment of collagin fibers in a pattern to allow maximum strength and function. Fascia is thin tissue which covers all the organs of the body and cannot be separated from muscle when working to release pain and constriction. Trauma from repetitive muscle stress (working out daily or on similar muscle groups repeatedly) may impact fascia causing restriction. Massage releases the constricted fascia to relieve associated back, neck, shoulder, elbow, IT band, carpal tunnel, fasciaiitis plantar as well as achilles tendon strain often found in runners and cyclists, computer works and weight trainers.
Several thousands of years ago East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms dis-harmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical therory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi; pronouced "chi") along the meridian pathways - channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of Qi by inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body. Through Acupuncture, the body is able to restore its natural balance and promote the ability to heal itself.
What does Acupuncture feel like?
Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections as the Doctor's office. They won't! Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that are hardly felt when inserted. When the needles are gently stimulated they may produce a unique sensation that Asian medicine calls de Qi. Patients often describe this as a heavy achy pressure or a spreading sensation that travels down or throughout the body. You may feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.
How many treatments do I need?
Each case is unique and varies patient to patient. The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more than one treatment is recommended. However, relief can be felt after the first few treatments. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity and duration of the condition. Acupuncture is also used as a preventative medicine and treament for general well-being. This may be scheduled on an as need basis.
What Can Acupuncture Treat? Acupuncture works by activating the body's own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. Below are some common conditions that can be treated, but please feel free to contact us about your specific health condition. Sports Injuries, muscle pain, back/neck/shoulder tendon, ligament, muscle, leg, ankle, foot arm, wrist, hand, knee and hip pain. Acupuncture may also address Syndromes inlcluding: Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, Repetitive Strain, Jaw Pain (TMJ), MyOfascial, Bone, Sciatica, Arthritis and Tendonitis. Acupuncture works to reduce inflamation and thus has been used for stomach, intestine, bowel ailments. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). chronic indigestion, chronic loose stools or constipation as well as acute chronic gastritis. We have also seen wonderful results in treating fertility, and pregnancy ailments. We have had several clients with difficulty becoming or retaining pregnancy who benefited from our Acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture may also be used to treat morning sickness, other nausea, as well as emotional and mental well being. Acupuncture is also utilized for emotional and mental well-being, stress, insomnia, depression, migraines, sinusitis, allergies and migraines.
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