I provide a wide range of Soft-Tissue therapy techniques along with specific exercises tailored to each individuals needs. As a massage therapist I use my hands to listen to and help encourage the healing of dysfunctional tissues. I combine specific exercises with hands on work to free dysfunctional (usually painful) tissue, which helps to restore the tensional balance to the body so that you can use your body properly to prevent pain from returning!
What is soft-tissue?
Soft-tissue is a global term that can include but is not limited to Fascia, Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles, Nerves, and Joint Capsules. These are the tissues that give clients that come to see me issues. These soft-tissue issues are usually treated effectively using one or more of the many hands-on techniques I am trained in.
Hands on therapy is great for freeing tight or dysfunctional tissue, but to completely restore the function of your body you must retrain the brain-muscle connection. The brain or nervous system must become more efficient at using the muscles that move and control your body. This is where specific exercise targeted at enhancing your individual biomechanical weaknesses comes into play. Training "smarter not harder" is the key here.
Some specific tools I use:
- Active Release Techniques (ART)
- Fascial Release (Thomas Myers: Anatomy Trains©)
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Orthopedic Massage
- Breathing exercise
- Joint specific stability training
- Postural Restoration exercise
- Corrective Neuromuscular exercise
- Performance Enhancement exercise
- Specific Articular (Joint) Decompression Stretching
- Developmental Neurological Reflex Stabilization Exercises