Medical Massage is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1910-1930's from Germany, Russia, France and England. Medical Massage is not a method of preventive therapy. It is a highly effective method of treatment and an important part of modern medicine.
Its approach is towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins. Essential Oils are used.
Unlike other therapists, I begin with a clinical interview and evaluation.
The Dermatomes / Myotome sites with potential abnormalities developed separately in the skin, superficial and deep fascia, skeletal muscles and periosteum, then addressing them on a layer by layer basis with specially designed clinical tools. The second equally important component of the MM concept is the ability of the practitioner to know and address the source of the innervation of the affected soft tissues. Then the local effect of MM is combined with its reflex mechanism, this allows MM to be an effective clinical tool the in treatment of somatic disorders and in addressing the somatic component of various chronic visceral disorders.
After the initial assessment, a treatment plan is created that is normally for 6 to 15 sessions. Everyone has different needs so yours may be fewer or more treatments. These treatment sessions must be within 3-5 days apart. We also include passive and active stretching after every session, and objective data testing with ROM and Manual Muscle Testing Grading.
Present History of Medical Massage
Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD came from the Odessa Medical Institute and Kiev Scientific Institute of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation, Ukraine. After that he came to the U.S. to offer education in Medical Massage protocols through New York & Scottsdale, AZ. in 1984 to the present. His education and studies of Neuromuscular and Connective tissue "Fascia", involved education with over 100 years of clinical treatments all from Germany, Ukraine, Great Britain, USA, France, Austria, Russia. This education and Medical Massage Modalities Treatments were brought to W.T.C. in FLorida and Allen T. Stanley is now educated in 70+ Clinical Protocols.
Techniques of Medical Massage
* Treatment Plans will start in the second session
* Medical Massage, will not include other modalities if needed like MPS NeuroStim Acupuncture, Medical Cupping or using any products
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
What to Expect?
While the gentle strokes can be compared to a light massage, the technique is directed at the delicate lymph vessels just 1 mm below the skin. The goal of MLD is to increase lymph flow, whereas massage is focused on muscles. While both have therapeutic benefits which are equal importance they are different in performance. Therefore a client or patient can expect the pain free, relaxing benefits that Vodder-style MLD has to offer.
How Does MLD Work?
Example: I give you a brand new car. The parts are perfect and glistening. How perfect would that car run if I told you not to change the oil? It's not enough to have great parts. Lymph fluid role can be compared to the oil and is as important to our body as oil is to the car. It must go through a filtration process. Naturally, the process is done with muscle movement, breathing, healthy diet and adequate hydration. But, how many get enough to keep lymph flowing and filtering at a healthy pace. With MLD, cellular debris (is a component of lymph) is eradicated as Lymphangiomotorcity is activated by gentle strokes of MLD and filteration is achieved at an accelerated pace.
What Conditions Have Been Treated With MLD?
Coming back to the car example: Imagine viscous oil is not properly cleaned due to poor filtration and movement. It begins to have an effect on the surrounding parts, and the performance of the car is sluggish. This is why for the past century, it is common to find MLD on the menu of modalities for conditions such as these.
Conditions Beauty Surgery Sports Injuries Other
Leg Ulcers Obesity Pre-Op Orthopedic Burns
Diabetic Ulcers Limpedema Scars Hematomas Pain Management
Fibromyalgia Acne Keloid Torn Muscles Phantom Pain
Parkinson's Hair Loss Edema Dislocations Constipation
M.S Cosm. Dental C-Section Fractures Rheumatism
Cohn's Swollen/Eyes Joint Replacemt Tendonitis Down's Syndrome
Scars/Wrinkles can leave traumas and have a profound effect on the body. As they form and accumulate in numbers, they may be one of the single greatest factors in the formation of long-term stress and autonomic nervous system imbalance.
Scars & Traumas have been proven to:
MPS Scar Release: ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) Deregulation. This therapy releases intersection scars involved with meridians which energetically influence pain patterns. MPS Therapy applied around a scar can re-polarize the scar tissue, increasing blood circulation, energy flow, releasing fascia and significantly improving ROM "Range of Motion".
Some clients have seen scars decrease, depends on each scar. This treat also take care of wellness.
Fact: All injuries cause micro tearing of the body’s soft tissue. After the inflammatory process, which is the body’s natural healing process, healing occurs with the formation of scar tissue. This action occurs during the proliferation phase of healing in which there are two types or stages of scar tissue formation:
Since our muscle tissue cannot take a surgical stitch (literally) and can only heal itself, our body forms a fibrous collagenous connective tissue called scar tissue which is formed from the natural healing substance in our body called fibroblasts. Scar tissue can form on any structure of the body internally and externally including: skin, old injury sites, surgical sites, and organs. The formation of scar tissue as a healing mechanism has both a positive and a negative effect on the body’s structure where it was formed. Looking at scar tissue as a positive we look at its ability to bind, allowing for healing and to protect but due to its fibrous state, physiological negative effects are created.
Scar tissue constricts nerve pathways, restricts circulatory/lymphatic flow because it has no circulation, and restricts range of motion trapping metabolic debris and heat within the injury site thus often exasperating the dysfunction. Scars and adhesions disrupt the network of lymph capillaries that lie just under the skin. This disruption hinders lymph drainage and makes the treatment of lymphedema, for instance, in the affected area more difficult Another negative upon forming, scar tissue not only binds the dysfunctional area but it can also bind to healthy adjacent tissue forming areas of adhesions thus complicating an already complicated situation for client and therapist alike.
The treating of scar tissue allows for the muscle(s) optimal performance, allowing for nerve pathways to send their messages more efficiently, and blood and lymph flow is more free.
There are many specialties and techniques in our industry that are available for the therapist to use with the intention of bringing pain relief, increase ROM, and a diminishing of the body’s soft tissue dysfunction all with the intention of bringing the body back to homeostasis and increasing the client’s quality of life. Let’s add one more “tool” to our toolbox; something old that is now something new and that new comes in the form of Vacutherapy.
Soft tissue of the body, particularly the superficial fascia, responds to all therapies including those that include the use of heat. But the deep fascia does not. This is where the use of vacutherapies can be of most use, particularly for the deep postural muscles.
For an injured muscle to regain maximum strength and flexibility, dehydrated scar tissue needs to become aligned and integrated with the muscle fibers. Suction created by the vacuumobilization machine or by the manual plastic cups used in massage cupping creates the necessary separation of the tissue thus allowing for increased absorption of water and freshly oxygenated blood which is needed in aiding hydration to the muscle tissue that is “stuck” together by the formation of scar tissue.
In order for the body to heal and for muscles to function properly, all of their fibers need to be aligned in the same direction. A massage therapist will use deep tissue massage, neuromuscular re-education, cross fiber friction, active release techniques, Myofascial release and contrast therapies to assist the body in healing the injuries, realigning the muscle tissue, breaking up excess scar tissue and improving nerve response. The addition of vacutherapies as a modality or as an adjunct can aid in the healing process and the diminishing of scar tissue.
Note: Vacutherapy is the perfect adjunct to any modality that is used for the treatment of Scar tissue such as: Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Cross fiber Friction Massage, and TPT to name a few.
Some of the benefits of using massage cupping in scar tissue work:
Vacutherapies can be used as a stand-alone treatment or can be incorporated within a regular massage session. Medicupping is based on the foundation and structure of massage cupping bodywork with the MC 600 vacuum mobilization machine providing the static suction or pumping action. Theracupping is also based on this foundation of treatment.
Some other advantages to incorporating any of the vacutherapies to any bodywork session:
Massage cupping utilizes negative pressure or pulling action to lift and separate tissue layers.
Research has proven scar tissue renders soft tissue weaker, less elastic, and more prone to future reinjury and as much as 1000 times more pain sensitive than normal, healthy tissue. Chronic pain is the result; pain that could remain for years after the initial injury. Untreated scar tissue is the major cause of reinjury, usually months after you thought that injury had fully healed.
So there are great modalities but with wonderful results the MPS Scar Release Therapy seems to release and balance the ANS the best.
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Scar Release Therapy : https://www.mpscourses.com/mps-scar-release-therapy/
The Dolphin Neurostim is the world’s first hybrid device specifically designed for the treatment of chronic/acute soft tissue pain.
It applies brief, concentrated microcurrent impulses to specific treatment points that naturally reduce nervous system STRESS and cortisol, relaxing muscle tone and releasing the body’s natural painkillers – endorphins. This multi-pronged effect on the body’s nervous, muscular, and endocrine systems is the reason why the Dolphin Neurostim works so fast and effectively with many chronic pain conditions.
Dolphin was born out of neurology endorphin research of the 1980’s, which was the first-time science recognized how special types of DC electro currents can positively influence the human body. Direct Current (DC-used in MPS) flows in one direction, is found in nature, and “runs” your heart and nervous system. Alternating Current (AC) has a back-and-forth flow of current, and powers most of our household appliances and traditional TENS (Transcutaneous Electro Nerve Stimulator) devices. AC stimulation is man-made and is not found in nature.
Dolphin Neurostim produces microcurrent stimulation, thousands of times less in strength than traditional TENS devices and delivered in a manner to “resonate” with the nervous system and influence dramatic cellular changes in organs, tissues, and fascia. For this the Dolphin has been called “microcurrent biostimulation” because of its reported benefits on cellular physiology and growth.
MPS Pain Therapy
The application of the Dolphin to key acupuncture/trigger points outlined in this our protocol manual is called Microcurrent Point Stimulation or MPS Therapy. MPS combines the principles of western neurology, stress management, integrative dentistry, and scar therapy with Eastern acupuncture philosophies. The “pearls” of these therapies are then woven into unique easy-to-apply protocols that reduce STRESS and chronic pain throughout the human body.
1) Reduce Stress and Regulate the Autonomic Nervous System
2) Accelerate Cellular Healing
3) Relieve Chronic & Acute Pain
Dolphin and MPS therapy are the perfect adjunctive or stand-alone modality to reduce stress, relax patients and improve functional outcomes.
MPS provides for a scientifically documented 75-80% improvement in pain relief & functional outcomes.
MPS is the perfect adjunctive modality for any therapy setting. As a standalone modality or adjunctively combined with other therapies, MPS is difficult to beat using conventional modalities for pain relief.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax.
Introducing CUPPING MASSAGE
Detoxifying & Boosting Immunity
So what is Cupping Massage?
Cupping therapy originates from ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. The cups create a vacuum effect on the skin which draws out toxins that can cause illnesses, inflammation and pain. This therapy has been described in one of the oldest medical textbook: in the world called Ebers Papyrus, endorsed by Hippocrates known as the father of the Modern Medicine and most recently by Edgar Allan Cayce also called the Sleeping Prophet or father of Holistic Medicine.
This therapy utilizes plastic cups and a vacuum pistol to create suction on the body surface and combined with External Oil therapy these cups are moved over the oiled skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, or may be parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. This suction reaches deep into the soft tissue, attachments and organs and draw up underlying tissue, interstitial fluids and blood of the body to stimulate, circulate, and purify.
Another benefit is to pull toxins and inflammation from the body to the surface of the skin where the lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. This creates a proper medical Lymphatic Drainage.
We work from superficial to deep, and graduate from large to smaller cups. The smaller the cup, the deeper the suction draws.
Pain is the most consistent complaint brought to professional health care practitioners. To effectively deal with the wide variety of pain conditions, the true cause of the pain must be located and addressed. Pain medications have a great use during a recovery period or extreme cycles of a chronic disorder, yet many people find that long-term use does little more than manage the issue, and can produce other adverse effects.
Vacuum therapies are used to identify and assist the body with releasing the history in the tissue, along with the resulting compensatory patterns that create stress and pain. The most incredible aspect of these techniques is that the condition can be old or new, chronic or acute … and the results can often be apparent immediately. Pain is so often the result of inflammation in the tissues, and techniques using a vacuum tool are very effective in creating vasodilation to provide a vehicle for the inflammation to move to the skin surface for elimination. If the area is an old injury, moving long-standing congestion out of the area will assist with elimination of chronic inflammation as well as restriction of movement.
Restriction of movement may be caused by old debris and also by tissue restrictions such as scar tissue or fascia adhesions, and can have consequences of pain in other areas of the body. The vacuum works well to identify the restriction and its pathway, and gentle gliding movements are used to gently soften and peel tissue layers apart and free them to move more efficiently.
Here is a typical case study: within the first treatment, the tissue in the cup revealed serious adhesions in the lower back. Upon inquiry, she revealed that the birth of one of her children included heavy back labor and ended with a cesarean section procedure. The back issues had started a year or so after the birth, which she thought came from lifting the child. This information led to an examination of the entire abdominal area using the large cup and it showed an extreme restriction from the c-section scar that had pulled pubis symphysis forward, contributing to the low back issues.
By using the vacuum tools to release the rigid scar tissue in the anterior of the body, the lower back was able to relax and assume its normal lordotic curve, alleviating pressure on all of the lower back soft tissue and structures. The series of 10 treatments began with focus on the cause of the problem and continued on to include treatment of compensatory issues that had begun in the shoulders, upper back and neck, as well as hips, knees and feet.
The key to working with pain issues is assessment combined with observation, since each cause is unique. A comprehensive intake form along with documentation and diagnosis from the referring physician or other health care practitioner can provide invaluable information, while keen observation, sound evaluation criteria, and plain old experience will create a way of critical thinking that produces amazing results. Each new client case in our VacuTherapies clinic is subjected to the simple six-part evaluation and tracking criteria system that we developed from many years of experience with creating techniques and protocols using vacuum therapies.
This work still stands apart from current medical practices due to the unique evaluation and tracking criteria, and this allows us to integrate with the medical community while avoiding falling prey to using generic protocols in our work. We are successful working within the existing medical system as a viable CAM modality by providing a protocol that is unique to each individual, producing results that cannot be ignored.
The techniques are so gentle that the clinic staff ventures out to local geriatric facilities twice each week to work with the substantial number of pain issues our elders face, and provide treatments that have produced significant relief and the opportunity for increased life activity.
These pain relief techniques can be used on a wide range of people; infants to elderly, athletes to those with physical challenges, and almost everyone in between. Contra-indications are the same as those for massage, with a few extra cautions regarding work with the micro-cup magnets on clients with any computerized implants or steel internal support appliances. After-care instructions include adequate hydration, rest and avoidance of extreme temperatures for up to 6-12 hours.
According to a recent Institute of Medicine Report: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, pain is a significant public health problem that costs society at least $560-$635 billion annually, an amount equal to about $2,000.00 for everyone living in the U.S.
The study of pain is a complex and ever evolving science. Each day reveals new insights about receptors, cellular mechanisms, pathways and the neurophysiology involved in acute and chronic pain. The basic mechanics of pain involve the concepts of transduction, transmission, modulation, and perception. Transduction is the process by which afferent nerve endings participate in translating noxious stimuli, such as a pinprick, into nociceptive (nerve) impulses. These impulses are sent to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, and then along the sensory tracts where they are modulated as they travel a series of descending or ascending pathways. Finally comes perception, which refers to the subjective experience of pain that result from these processes and the psychological aspects of the individual.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as: An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. This is not intended on being a primer on pain but rather a presentation of a theory of pain and possible explanation on how the vacuum therapy can and does effectively relieve pain. Our experience with the cups has shown us that we can effectively reduce or alleviate both acute and chronic pain.
In research aimed at differentiating chronic from acute pain, a phenomenon was discovered that is known as hyperalgesic priming. Simply stated, this means that an injury or insult to tissue can be ‘primed’ by inflammatory mediators causing a recurrence of the pain months or even years later. This creates a hyper-excitability or hypersensitivity within the field of certain nerve fibers resulting in that perception of pain. Often, this pain is greater than that experienced during the original injury. In some instances, the primary afferent nociceptors that were involved in the original painful event trigger a cascade of neurochemical events that can cause a central nervous system change (central sensitization) which in turn, can result in a sympathetically maintained generalized pain syndrome. In some instances this becomes a perpetual cycle where the resultant neurochemistry actually triggers the cycle to begin again.
At the heart of this pain is inflammation. Not just the kind of inflammation you see with an acute injury causing redness and swelling. This consists of cellular protein changes that affect intracellular fluids and extra-cellular space in ways that we are only beginning to understand.
With vacuum therapy, we not only move soft and connective tissue, we move fluids and flush areas of the body. Is vacuum therapy effective at reducing pain and inflammation because we are able to remove these inflammatory mediators away from a localized region, thus preventing immediate and reactivation of a painful event? Our anecdotal information would support this is true but the research is still not available to substantiate a purely scientific claim. But then, the benefits of massage were not scientifically substantiated until many years after our ‘knowing’ that it worked.
As you can see, neurochemistry is intricately involved with pain. One of the wonderful effects of vacuum therapies is nervous system sedation. And we need to remember, not all pain is purely physical! Many common conditions such as insomnia, auto-immune disorders, and PTSD benefit from nervous system sedation. Add that benefit to relief of chronic inflammation and sensitive solid bloat/congestion, and you have a truly effective approach to relief from conditions such as Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and MS.
Can we take the client to a place where overloaded body systems can re-set until triggered again, and will the triggers have less effect if the body chemistry and physiology has shifted due to nervous system adjustment and elimination of old inflammation, debris and restrictions? If the history of the client still stored in the body in neurochemicals trapped within congestion and restrictions … what implications does this have for psychological issues in general? If the old neurochemical triggers are eliminated, could the cells and nervous system have a chance to move towards homeostasis? The micro-cup magnets are also an invaluable tool for the treatment of pain. The negative polarity is used to assist the tissue with moving from the injured state to the recovery state, and this can apply to acute and chronic pain. Many injuries and surgeries impacted the body and the tissue never had a chance to recover. The area is still in a state of acid hypoxia with a positive charge, and using the negative polarity magnet enables the area to shift to a healthier PH and release the ramifications of the injury.
The negative magnet cools and sedates, while the positive polarity magnet stimulates and is used to deal with issues of pain by stimulating the production of neurochemicals such as enkephalins and endorphins. This combination creates tissue that is so responsive to vacuum therapies, and is especially powerful for neuropathies resulting from Diabetes, MS, sciatica and other nerve compression and Bell’s palsy. The blue magnet may be used alone, yet the red magnet must always have the blue present to balance the actions.
Vacuum therapies can also be combined with other modalities, such as lymphatic and Medical Massage / MPS Acupuncture, or products such as essential oils and topical analgesics, to produce increased results. This synergistic approach is so complete and can even be enhanced with new out look for wellness.
Auricular Ear Therapy & Zero Balancing is a simple yet powerful technique for aligning the body's energy system with the physical structure of the body. Each session generally takes between 30 and 40 minutes, and is performed with you fully clothed. Once your structure and energy system are balanced, many dysfunctional habits tend to release automatically. In addition, you are able to function with greater ease and clarity in the world, leading to a deeper overall sense of well-being and health.
This is done thru Auricular Therapy with Dolphin MPS Neurostim
Developed in the former Soviet Union, Russian Massage is considered to be one of the most non-invasive and relaxing forms of massage therapy. Combining aspects of both therapeutic and sports massage, it uses a variety of specific techniques to release stress and enhance circulation. As with all forms of massage therapy, open communication during the session is encouraged to make sure you are enjoying the experience as much as possible.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
This can be part of Medical Massage Therapy and done as add to Therapeutic treatment.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
No Essential Oils or MPS modalities are used at this time
This type of treatment is designed on specific areas when you don't have time for a full medical massage. Just to alleviate some pain for you until you can get in for a full treatment, this may include hot stones and trigger point therapy will most likely include stretching.
Raindrop Technique incorporates calming, energizing, and soothing essential oils with traditional massage practices. When Raindrop Technique is performed correctly, application of the pure, therapeutic grade essential oils result in energy alignment, stress relief, and the harmonious balance of every system in the body.
Raindrop Technique is the result of combining ancient Lakota wisdom with the latest in essential oil research. Gentle massage sequences are integrated with (9) specific essential oils.
Valor- a special blend that works on energy alignment of the body.
Thyme- this is an antiseptic essential oil, it also may be beneficial in helping to overcome fatigue & exhaustion.
Oregano- this works similarly to thyme but is more aggressive and may help promote proper immune function, balance metabolism and strengthen the vital centers of the body.
Wintergreen - This oil contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) 90% as birch and is beneficial for techniques associated with bones, muscles, and joints.
Cypress - This is one of the oils most used to support the circulatory system.
Peppermint - One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Peppermint has been found to support mental accuracy and soothe the respiratory system.
Basil - This versatile oil can be relaxing to muscles, including smooth muscles. It's also beneficial for mental fatigue.
Marjoram - This oil is used for calming the respiratory system and also helps soothe the nerves.
Aroma Siez - This special Young Living blend of essential oils may help relax and relieve tight, sore, tired, and tender muscles, especially those associated with sports-related symptoms, fatigue and stress.
To receive these products or education go to: www.MYYL.com/allentstanley
Young Living has created an experience that balances energy, releases toxins, and facilitates open energy flow throughout the body. Raindrop Technique is used in areas from the top of the head down the spinal column to the feet.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
- Personal Chair Massages at our office ($45 for 10 min)
- Events are $1.00 a minute, with a min. of 120 minutes
-We offer these massages for Corporate or businesses to providing relaxation for employees and to increase work production. (Min of 2 employees) and contract is for 1 hour.
This office only done on the hands & feet
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.