Techniques

Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy
ANF
 NeuroKinetic Therapy 
                  NKT

Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy is a revolutionary, holistic approach to treat pain, inflammation while protmoting  faster healing of the injury . ANF is a wearable frequency emitting therapy (like ultrasound) with NO contraindications. This discs emit a frequency that is picked up by the nervous system, which starts a self- healing, self-regulating process directly at the cellular level. By improving the nervous system’s signaling directly at the cellular level, the effect of the treatment is much faster and has remarkably lasting results. ANF is an FDA licensed Class 1 medical device, CE registered & WADA compliant. This disc does not contain any drugs or Chemicals and will not pose any threat to the body. This therapy works within minutes of being placed on the body to decrease pain and inflammation.

Neurokinetic Therapy is a corrective movement system is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of pain and dysfunctional movement / coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. NKT assesses and treats the causes of dysfunctional patterns rather then the symptoms.

Myofascial Release
Deep Tissue work
Neuro Muscular therapy  NMT

Myofascial Release focuses on the fascia, or connective tissue of the muscle.  When connective tissue is tight, underlying structures of the body are pulled, thereby adversely affecting posture and causing pain and tension.  Myofascial Release uses techniques that work with the grain of the fiber to lengthen the connective tissue and help release superficial fascia from the underlying tissue.  Techniques are also applied against the grain of the muscle fibers so that scar tissue and adhesions are broken and fibers are realigned.

 

Myofascial Release is extremely effective for helping with postural issues, speeding healing, increasing blood circulation, restoring elasticity to muscles, and decreasing pain and tension.  Myofascial Release can also be effective for those clients who might experience great relief after their massage sessions, but find that their tension returns a few days later.  Oftentimes the return of tension indicates a fascial restriction in the outer layers of the muscle that needs to be released through a technique that is more subtle than deep tissue strokes.

This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause.

 

Neuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience distortion and biomechanics dysfunction, which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. It is also used to locate and release spasms and hyper contraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.

Cupping

An ancient Chinese form of deep tissue massage in which a partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. It is used to stimulate the flow of blood, lymph, and energy to the affected area. Cupping has been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins.

 

During the session, small round cups with a valved top are placed on the skin and a pump is used to create a vacuum between the skin and cup, drawing the muscle up slightly, and producing a temporary local congestion. When the vacuum is released the blood, energy, and lymph flow more vigorously throughout the area. Cups may be applied to more than one area within the same treatment session.

 

Although cupping can leave round marks that look like bruises, they usually clear within a few days to a week, and the procedure is not painful during or after therapy. Cupping is particularly helpful for those with stubborn muscle stiffness and chronic or acute lung or nasal congestion.

Gua Sha

Traditional chinese medicine for pain, inflammation and immune supportGua sha is an important hands-on medical treatment that has been used throughout Asia for centuries. Gua means ‘to rub’ or ‘press stroke. Sha is a term that describes the blood congestion in surface tissue in areas where the patient may experience stiffness and pain; sha is also the term for the little red dots that are raised from applying Gua sha (Nielsen 2012).

 

When Gua press-stroking is applied in repeated even strokes, sha appears as small red dots called ‘petechiae’ and the pain immediately shifts. In minutes the small red dots fade into blended reddishness. The sha disappears totally in two to three days after treatment. The color of sha and rate of fading can indicate important information about a patient’s condition. Pain relief lasts even after the sha is completely gone.

 

The benefits of Gua sha are numerous. It resolves spasms and pain, and promotes normal circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs, as seen in Gua sha’s immediate effect on coughing and wheezing. Research has shown that Gua sha causes a four-fold increase in microcirculation of surface tissue (Nielsen et al. 2007) and can reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system (Braun et al. 2011; Chan et al. 2011). Gua sha upregulates heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1), that acts to reduce internal organ inflammation, for example, in cases of asthma, hepatitis and liver disease.

 

The patient experiences immediate changes in stiffness and pain with increased mobility. Because Gua sha mimics sweating, it can help to resolve fever. Gua sha cools the patient who feels too warm, warms the patient who feels too cold, while relaxing tension and reducing anxiety.

 

Pregnancy Massage
 
only offered to current clients 
Kinesiotape

Prenatal massage techniques to help relieve muscle spasms, cramps and myofascial pain, reduce swelling, increase blood circulation, alleviate stress on weight-bearing joints, and for general relaxation.

 

Proper pillowing and positioning are used for each phase of pregnancy.

 

Postpartum Massage Therapy

 

Postpartum Massage techniques designed to facilitate restoration of pre-pregnancy physiology.

 

Postpartum massage helps alleviate muscle strain and fatigue caused by labor and delivery, rehabilitate skin, connective tissue and muscles of abdomen and promote structural realignment of pelvis and facilitation in healing from cesarean section, including techniques designed to decrease scar tissue

Elastic therapeutic tape, or kinesio tape, is a cotton strip with an heat activated adhesive that is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. It was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor, in the 1970s.

 

The tape is used in therapy and rehabilitation to relax overused muscles and to facilitate underused muscles.  The wave pattern found on the tape's adhesive has a lifting effect on the skin which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors. The elastic properties can also be utilized in a mechanical fashion to limit or encourage a specific motion at a joint.

 

Kinesio tape can be used for any number of issues throughout the body and is widely used by many collegiate and professional athletes.

 

Kinesio tape was recently a big hit in the 2012 London Olympics!  Check out the following article on kinesio tape and the Olympics.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/10/health/olympics-kinesio-tape/index.html

 

For more information on kinesiotaping, please visit www.kinesiotaping.com

 

Initial Evaluation and  Kinesio-Taping (20-30 min) $50.00

Kinesio Re-Tape                                          (10-15 min) $25.00

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