Deep Tissue Release
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension, commonly seen in neck pain treatment. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
If you suffer from neck tension and neck pain, treatment can be very effective for reducing the discomfort and helping you return to feeling strong and pain free.
Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back pain, shoulder pain, hip stiffness, or pain in any area containing soft tissue.
MFR may be helpful if you are experiencing:
- Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or changes the pull on the body can cause individuals to favour and overuse areas.
- Neck pain treatment for a stiff neck
- Spinal stenosis muscle tension
- A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain, including headaches, shoulder pain or back pain.
Instead of using acupuncture needles, acupressure relies on fingers to push on acu-points, or specific sites on the body. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that the body’s vital energy, or Qi, flows along invisible channels called meridians, in which blockages cause pain and dysfunction.
Pre & Post-Natal Massage
Massage is particularly useful to mothers because as their pregnancy evolves, postural changes and added weight can cause discomfort and back pain – which in turn can lead to a lack of rest and chronic fatigue. And after baby’s arrival, massage can help expedite recovery and provide relief from the challenges of early motherhood.