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Myofascial Trigger Point Massage

[mī·ōfa′shē·əl] “pertaining to a muscle and its sheath of connective tissue, or fascia.” Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response and has a referred pain pattern. …

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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is the most popular type …

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Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching

Receiving Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching can be extremely relaxing and therapeutically beneficial! Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that those who participate in exercise programs, as well as athletes in training, can benefit from massage therapy. Sports Stretch Over time, an accumulation of …

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Sports Injury Massage

Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports injury massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that those who participate in exercise programs, as well as athletes in training, can benefit from massage therapy. Benefits …

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Relaxing Massage

When you experience a relaxing massage, you can expect a treatment that involves: Long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful. A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. A relaxing massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding …

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Reflexology

Reflexology, although it’s often combined with massage, is technically not a form of massage. It’s a separate practice that applies pressure to reflex zones on your feet, hands or outer ears to affect your entire body.   So what is reflexology?  Reflexology is a treatment where the therapist works on reflex points on your feet, hands, and ears that …

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Post-Operative / Surgical Massage

Massage Therapy Can Aid in Postoperative Pain Relief   Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage has been shown to aid in postoperative pain relief. Background Information Postoperative pain can complicate and delay a patient’s recovery, lengthen hospital stays and costs, and interfere with a patient’s return …

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Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage – Orthopedic Massage describes a comprehensive system, rather than a single technique, that involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. … A therapist who performs orthopedic massage focuses on problems with the client’s musculoskeletal system. Orthopedics specializes in diseases and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic massage is a complementary treatment …

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Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle.     Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury …

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