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Acupressure uses the palms, thumbs, or elbows to press points along the energy channels, or meridians, of the body. The aim is to unblock the energy, or Chi, which can stagnate causing pain, inflammation or disharmony.
Connective Tissue Release
Connective Tissue Release after breast surgery is aimed at decreasing pain and limited mobility by increasing the pliability of surgical scars, and reducing connective tissue restrictions through the chest, shoulder and arm on the affected side.
Cranio-sacral Therapy is an osteopathic technique in which the therapist uses very gentle contact with the bones of the skull to influence the connective tissue membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage employs deeper pressure to work with the body’s own responses to slowly penetrate into deeper layers of the musculature. This releases adhered scar tissue due to chronic conditions and repetitive strain injuries.
Hanna Somaticsis an effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body training) movement re-education. The individual learns to regain awareness, sensation, and motor control of muscles that have been injured or weakened
Hellerwork is a powerful system of structural integration bodywork, movement and somatic education, based on the inseparability of body, mind, and spirit. It follows Ida Rolf and Joseph Heller’s work in structural integration bodywork.
Hydrotherapy encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.
Joint Mobilizationis used to restore joint play that has been lost due to injury, inactivity or disease. The movements used are gentle gliding and traction techniques directed into the affected joint.
Kinesio-taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints, without restricting movement.
Muscle Energy is an osteopathic technique in which a client actively contracts their muscles in a controlled position against a distinct counter-pressure to improve range of motion and decrease pain.
Myofascial Release provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to affect change in their structure. This type of treatment requires little or no oil and can be superficial or deep.
Neuromuscular Therapy uses a semi-static pressure applied to the skin with the aim of stimulating specific areas of skeletal muscle. NMT is a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation techniques that balance the central nervous system with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system.
Pregnancy Massage supports the physiologic, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Various forms of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, and movement may be applied throughout pregnancy as well as during labor and the postpartum period.
Remedial Exercises are part of a treatment plan, and include specific stretching and strengthening techniques that the client does on their own. This component of treatment assists the individual to maintain the gains achieved during massage therapy, improve mobility and strength.
Swedish Massage consists of strokes, deep kneading, surface friction and joint movements to create a deeply relaxing and healing effect on the body. This technique is generally done at a moderate to slow speed, with deeper or lighter pressure depending on patient preference.
Sports Massage is a system of techniques designed to help athletes increase performance and prevent injuries during training and competition. It can also help the athlete feel more balanced in their daily routine and give them greater range of motion and fluidity in their movements.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy uses focalized compressions onto areas known as “knots” or “muscular adhesions”. It is a technique integrated into a treatment plan to help break down adhesions and decrease pain or discomfort in the body.
Visceral Manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. Visceral manipulation relieves symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
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Victoria BC V8W 1B3
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