Before determining the massage therapy techniques that will help with your exact health problem, we first we complete an assessment of your posture, check movement patterns and do specific testing of the mobility of your joints and nerve pathways.

Here are some of the techniques that we use at the Lift Massage Therapy clinic:
• Trigger point release
• Myofascial release
• Neurofascial release
• Joint mobilization
• Reciprocal inhibition and muscle energy technique
• Hydrotherapy
• Restorative exercises

Each treatment is unique and a variety of massage therapy techniques are combined to effectively create the changes that will give you the most benefit.

Trigger point release –  Involves finding a specific tender point and applying continuous pressure until the muscle relaxes and pain subsides. This massage therapy technique is very effective in relieving pain and tension in conditions such as headaches, jaw pain, leg cramps, low back and hip pain.

Myofascial release – Requires locating a region of low mobility in the soft tissue, applying a tension called “stack and load” in a specific direction and waiting for the softening of the resistance. This massage therapy technique is very effective in relieving symptoms associated with conditions such as shoulder impingement, iliotibial band syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, areas of chronic pain and stiffness, scoliosis and many sports applications in performance improvement.

Neurofascial release – Through the use of tension tests we locate restrictions in the mobility of the nerve pathways.  Then, applying pressure and tension in a very specific location along the course of the nerve we use motion to free the restriction. This massage therapy technique may be one of the most overlooked aspects in treating most conditions and is one that is utilized in every treatment you receive at Lift Massage Therapy clinic.

Joint mobilization – Assessment and treatment are combined very effectively in this massage therapy technique. The involved joints are moved through their current range of motion and restrictions (hypomobility) or excess motions (hypermobility) are noted and then, if necessary, restorative pressure is used to regain lost degrees of motion. This massage therapy technique used constantly throughout your treatment as muscle tightness/stiffness and pain are highly connected to mobility in the joints they move.

Reciprocal inhibition and muscle energy technique – Specific muscles that are in spasm or very tight are located and then active contraction of the opposing muscle groups is done. This causes the nervous system input to the tight muscles to reduce greatly, allowing relaxation and reducing pain. This massage therapy technique allows us to take advantage of the neurological mechanism that exists naturally and is effective in cases of acute spasm and acute joint inflammation (especially in the lumbar and cervical spine).

Hydrotherapy – Determining the level of inflammation in your tissues is paramount before heat or ice is recommended. Contrast hydrotherapy showers or arm or leg baths are commonly recommended after massage therapy treatments to improve deep circulation issues. Ice is your best friend when you have any type of acute ligament sprain or muscle strain.

Restorative exercises – imbalances that are found during massage therapy treatment are addressed through advisement on strengthening weak & long muscles and stretching strong & short muscles. This is very effective in helping you get in touch with areas of your body that have lay dormant or neglected during your regular daily life.

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