All services include a detailed assessment involving a
thorough history taking, postural observation, and a range of motion
This treatment is great for athletes and
people with chronic pain, in a session I will assess the affected
muscles and tissues. Testing for range of movement, strength and tissue
condition I will use massage techniques, such as Deep Tissue,
Cross-Fibre Friction, Stripping, Compressions, MET's, PNF Stretching and
strengthening techniques to bring balance to your body to decrease
pain, the chance of reoccurring injuries, and improve function.
- Sports Injuries
- Pain Relief
- Back Pain
- Restriced or Limited Movement
If you're looking to improve your sporting abilities or movement in general, having a balanced body is a necessity.
Trigger Point Therapy
successfully resolve your trigger point pain I will locate the point
responsible for the pain and treat using myofascial release (to treat
the surrounding fascia, or Connective Tissue), ischemic compressions
(similar to Prssure Point Therapy), and deep tissue techniques. Once the
trigger point(s) involved have been released I will elongate and loosen
strained and hypertonic (Tense) muscles using muscle energy techniques
(MET) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching to
prevent muscles from returning to the position where the trigger points
were formed. After the treatment I will most likely give you take-home
exercises or stretches to prevent the reoccurrence of the offending
- Local Pain
- Wry Neck
- Eliminating Restriction
- This is a very effective treatment for most general pain conditions
- Massage Therapy
Around since ancient times, massage is a
general term used for hands-on soft tissue work. Therapeutic massage
consists of a firmer touch, and some Deep Tissue with the goal of
loosening and decreasing muscle tension. In a Relaxation Massage, or
Swedish Massage, the goal is to place the client into a deep state of
relaxation. In both styles I will use various techniques such as,
effleurage (gliding strokes), tapotement (percussive techniques),
petrissage (kneading), and many more to achieve whatever your goal may
be. In both styles you will have increased circulation, lymphatic
movement, decreased blood pressure, increased muscle tone, and decreased
- Reducing Tension
- Stress Reduction
- Increased Circulation
- Recovery (ex. Surgery or Sporting Events)
Massage treatment includes Sports Massage. "Massage" is a general term used for soft tissue and hands on treatments.
Myofascial Dry Needling (MDN)
Dry Needling, also known as:
Myofascial/Muskuloskeletal Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation, is
one of the most effective therapies for the removal of Triggerpoints
and Muscular Dysfunction. Dry Needling is also great for pain
management. The basic technique for Dry Needling is the insertion of a
very fine, solid filament, acupuncture needle into the tissues affected.
Functional MDN can be used to lengthen muscles, so if you have problems
touching your toes or any other restricted movement MDN can be used to
work through the restriction.
- Ligament Sprains
- Pain Syndromes
- Restricted Movement
Acute Injury Management
If you have had an soft tissue sporting
injury in the last 72 hours I can set you on the path to thorough
recovery. I will, as appropriate: bandage, treat or use cryotherapy
treatments, and inform you on the recovery process. To help prevent
future injury or reoccurrence of injury I will send you home with a
proper R.I.C.E. Procedure form and work with you through the healing
process to promote strong, elastic scar-tissue growth and proper repair
of the tissues.
Post-Workout Recovery Rub:
Tired of being sore and stiff the next
day, after a big workout? Stop by for a quick rub down to promote muscle
recovery, circulation, and decrease tension for a better recovery.
*My treatments are goal based, I will work towards your goal
whether that is athletic performance, pain elimination, or prevention.
*Myofascial Dry Needling not currently offered at the Brighton East location.