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Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage is a structured approach to relieving pain and movement limitations. This therapeutic work is guided by an assessment of the client’s ability to move, as well as how and when pain is experienced. Although it affects the deep tissues of the body, it is delivered as a pain-free massage. Orthopedic massage differs from a typical Swedish massage in that stress relief is a secondary goal of reducing pain and dysfunction in the body. It is a highly specialized modality and often fills in the gaps between traditional medicine, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. Orthopedic massage helps with sports injuries, aches, and pains associated with aging, and can even prevent unnecessary surgery.

Common Conditions treated by Orthopedic Massage:
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Runner’s knee
  • Shin splints
  • Back pain
  • IT band pain
  • Neck strain
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Numbness/ tingling
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stiffness/ inflexibility
  • Poor posture
Orthopedic Massage Procedure

1. Client description of symptoms and assessment of pain and movement
2. Hands-on assessment of soft tissue and joint health
3. Implementation of techniques such as neuro-inhibition stretching, trigger point therapy, Active Release Technique, Kinesiology taping, cupping therapy, myofascial release, and scar tissue mobilization.
4. Reassessment of pain and movement
5. Discussion of posture, activities, and habits that contribute to identified pain.
6. Review of self-care exercises and long-term treatment plan.

Desired results are typically achieved in 2 – 6 sessions conducted within a 3 month period. Repeat sessions within a concentrated time frame is most effective for achieving long-term relief.

Deep Tissue Massage

Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. Deep tissue is not a matter of how much pain can you stand but rather precise application of pressure to release the deeper tissues of the body. Your muscles will get a workout… and thank you for it!

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is the application of silicone cups to the skin to create a vacuum suction. A pulling or tightening sensation can be felt on the skin when the cups are in place. The suctioning draws inflammation from deep in the tissues to be released and may leave red circles where blood has been brought to the surface.   This allows tense muscles to soften rapidly, and chronic and acute pain conditions to be relieved with minimal discomfort.

Full-body Stretch

Practitioner- assisted stretching of the shoulders, hips, or anywhere else that need concentrated work. A variety of muscle energy techniques are used to release the muscle and nerve tissues allowing for faster recovery, improved range of motion, and improved movement mechanics.

Corrective Exercise Session

Personal training session focused on improving range of motion, flexibility, balance, and strength to enhance your daily movements. Our ACE certified personal trainers will assess your posture, gait, mobility, and structural balance to provide guidance for moving with less pain.  Athletic pursuits, daily work activities, and the inevitable aging process are breeding grounds for muscular imbalances that lead to joint deterioration. Sessions may include instruction on foam rolling and self- massage techniques. Get reintroduced to your body and learn how to keep it moving efficiently!

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology tape is used to support proper tracking of a muscle, reduce bruising and swelling, facilitate proper joint movement and aid in corrective posture. When applied in specific ways Kinesiology tape stimulates proprioceptors in the skin which actually overrides much of the pain signal being sent from the injury. Kinesiology tape can be worn for up to a week and is waterproof. The tape is truly a revolutionary therapy that allows you to carry on with your normal activities with reduced strain.

Infrared Sauna

Ideal for loosening up muscles and calming the nervous system prior to your massage session. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early if scheduled in conjunction with a massage.  The sauna and changing area are private and enclosed so most people choose to disrobe completely. Towels are provided.
Contraindicated for some health issues including but not limited to heart disease, hemophilia, pregnancy, light headedness, advanced neuropathy, and fever. 

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