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What is CRAC, PNF, RI, MET, & OMT Stretching?

What is CRAC, PNF, RI, MET, & OMT Stretching?

The word “antagonist” is a derivative of the Greek word antagonistēs, which translates into some form of opponent or competitor, and which stems from a combination of the words anti- (“against”) and agonizesthai (“to contend for a prize”). So when you take origins into account, you’d be correct to suspect that an antagonist’s muscle is something to fight against.

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CVST – Two-Cups Cranial Vibro-Sound Therapy © – Creator – Nicola, LMT

CVST – Two-Cups Cranial Vibro-Sound Therapy © – Creator – Nicola, LMT

CVST vibrations are a relaxing massage modality technique in which Cranial muscles and tissues are pressed and released in an up and down movement. A Cranial sound vibration massage creates a vibrating sound and shaking motion onto the facial muscles and facia muscles that can be performed in a soothing or a more stimulating way. Lighter vibration sound techniques can also help stimulate the Parasympathetic nervous system which is linked to the Autonomic Nervous System and the Sympathetic nervous system and helps the Cranial muscles relax. An increasing speed of vibrations sounds can be used to stimulate the circulatory system and loosen soft tissues. The length of the CVST massage session is anywhere between 10 and 60 minutes depending on your individual needs.

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What are the Chemicals that make you Happy? Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin

What are the Chemicals that make you Happy?  Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin

Chemicals & Happiness

Each of these chemicals plays a huge part in the way our bodies function: physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’ve only touched the surface, and I really encourage you to learn more on your own. By understanding the role these hormones have, you can better understand how they are affecting you in everyday situations. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to take control of those effects and enjoy a healthier, happier life. 

The 4 brain chemicals:

Serotonin – The “leadership hormone.” Heavily related to pride, loyalty, and status.
Dopamine – The (good & bad) habit former. An incredible tool when used appropriately
Endorphins – The natural painkiller. The runner’s high!
Oxytocin – The hugging drug or “love hormone.” Oxytocin makes us social and builds relationships with trust and loving feelings.

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Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or foam rolling is a type of soft tissue therapy that focuses on the nerves and connectives. Myofascial restrictions can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)tissues. Our body is a kinetic chain, which works as an integrated functional unit. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

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What is PEMF Therapy? Does it work?

What is PEMF Therapy? Does it work?

PEMF is a cellular exercise based on the principles of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. Exercising the cells in this way allows for an exchange of fluids. Toxins are expelled, and fresh minerals, nutrients, and water enter the cell, stimulating optimal function. It is a reparative technique most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures and failed fusions. In the case of bone healing, PEMF uses electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through injured tissue whereby each magnetic pulse induces a tiny electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair by enhancing uptake of oxygen, transport of ions (calcium, potassium, sodium) across cell membranes, improved circulation, enhanced sleep, pain relief, and stress reduction.

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