SOOTHE & REFRESH WITH INTEGRATIVE THERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS
Poor posture, crouching over a keyboard for hours on end, lugging babies around, excessive workouts, the way we cross our legs, tight hamstrings, past injuries, herniated discs, even just sitting still on the sofa are all contributors to bodily aches and pains.
What you really want is long lasting relief from aches and pains, right? Then you need a variety of routines that work together. I call this Integrative Therapeutic Massage.
We’re all humans with the same basic anatomy, but a big difference is in how we get twisted, turned and strained in so many unique and different ways.
That’s why it’s important to have a range of treatment techniques to address specific problems. A simple full body massage feels good at the moment and for a short while after, but they don’t usually alleviate and dispose of the root problem.
Work hard, play hard?
NM Therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage where I use digital pressure and friction to release areas of strain in your muscles. These areas are called “trigger points” and are the cause of muscular pain.
If you’re suffering from chronic symptoms, acute injuries or post-surgical care I’ll include this method in your treatment plan. This technique is also very helpful for dancers or other types of athletes to proactively strengthen areas that are vulnerable to injury.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
For repetitive strain warriors
Trigger Point therapy breaks down formed adhesions in your muscles that prevent them from functioning properly. By gently releasing the trigger points, muscles will lengthen and realign proper firing patterns. The net result is better circulation for nutrients to flow into and feed your hungry muscles. Not only will your pain subside, you’ll also gain dexterity and range of motion.
This treatment is used for post-injury healing, overused muscles groups, and for those of us who work long hours using repetitive motions every day.
Deep treatment, proven results
The Graston Technique is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that assists with the identification and/or treatment of movement dysfunction caused by pain or changes to the soft tissue structures (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia).
GT uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments with unique treatment edges and angles to glide along a patient’s muscle, tendons or ligaments. When knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the clinician and the patient sense a restriction or a granular feeling from the instrument.
This non-invasive treatment allows the therapist to get deep into the tissue to invoke change, yet can be used in a gentle manner to accommodate the client’s tolerance.
A technique good enough for the silver screen
Cupping Therapy is a technique first utilized thousands of years ago using hollowed out animal horns in ancient Tibet, or perhaps Egypt, that’s still under debate. It’s still with us today because it still works to relieve pain (thankfully, glass bulbs have replaced animal horns). You may have seen 007 and the Karate Kid use this technique on the big screen.
The cups are carefully placed over the targeted area so its vacuum-like suction will draw the skin and tissue upward. This allows your blood and lymphatic circulation to release from stagnation so your affected muscles will relax.
The royal treatment
Another ancient remedy (supposedly used by Cleopatra for nagging headaches) is Aromatherapy. Much more than just a calming olfactory sensation, it provides many surprising benefits, too.
Anxiety, depression, fatigue, headaches, congestion, muscle soreness and postpartum relaxation are all issues this natural remedy might possibly alleviate.
I’m such a believer in aromatherapy that I stock more than a dozen specialty blends that you can choose from for use during your session (free of charge).
It’s also possible for me to create a custom blend to address your specific needs. Once you fall in love with its positive effects, ask me about all the aromatic options available.
THOMAS HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT NEWLINE...
"After a couple of weeks experiencing pain in my upper back and left shoulder due to a workout injury, I went to Travis for help. After one session my pain had minimized and I regained my range of motion in my shoulder. "