It combines a number of bodywork techniques to get people out of pain or reduce it. It includes soft tissue release, deep tissue work, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage that not only improves the quality of life to you but initially increases the range of movement and improve posture.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Diagnosis of trigger points (TrPs) can only be confirmed by skilled physical assessment and by characteristic signs and symptoms. Trigger points are muscle which have become damaged by overuse or injury, and which are often tender to the touch. They can cause pain either in their immediate area or referred pain in other parts of the body which can be tracked in recognisable pain patterns. For example, trigger points in the neck and shoulder can be the source of pain in the forearm and wrist. Trigger point therapy involves gently working directly on specific problem trigger points to release the muscle and other affected tissues and to interrupt the pain pattern.
Trigger point therapy is particularly effective when used together with myofascial release to work on the surrounding fascia and soft connective tissues.
I refer you to one of my resources – page 10 of Save Yourself from Trigger points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome
That small patch of knotted muscle cuts off its own blood supply, which irritates it even more — a vicious cycle called “metabolic crisis.” The swampy metabolic situation is why I sometimes also call it “sick muscle syndrome.”
Mr John Barnes, states ‘release of the pressure of the fascial system … creates a free mobile environment of pain-sensitive structures, producing consistent results in relieving pain and restoring functional mobility.’
Myofascial release is an extremely effective stretching technique with long-lasting and startling results. It is more comfortable than traditional stretching techniques and therefore more easily tolerated. Fascia is the connective tissue that forms a continuous network interconnecting, surrounding and permeating all tissues in the body to form its infrastructure.
The technique consists of the application of gentle pressure over the tissue to gently and slowly relax and stretch the tissues. On completion of the release it promotes the delivery of nutrients to the area but also facilitate the release of metabolites (product of cellular respiration) and the various biochemical’s associated with inflammation.
It can be used to treat a multitude of problems throughout the body, including: neck and back pain, joint pain and discomfort, impingement, frozen shoulder (capsulitis), pain following a fracture, groin and deep hip pain as well as anxiety, panic and asthma attacks.
Table Shiatsu is the ancient Chinese and Japanese art of acupressure massage. Shiatsu means finger pressure in Japanese. It is a therapeutic and painless massage that has a profoundly relaxing and invigorating effect.
It also alleviates pain, helps improve and maintain good health and it helps in numerous acute and chronic conditions
HOT & COLD THERAPY
Using hot and cold therapy techniques have proven to be effective in treating various chronic and acute pain conditions.
Cold significantly helps to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain following treatment of acute injuries. Heat significantly helps to loosen tight muscles and connective soft tissues following treatment of chronic pain conditions.