MASSAGE THERAPY EXPLAINED
History, Benefits, Technique Details & Terminology
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)– A gentle technique involving a light touch to work the cranial bones, the spinal column and the sacrum, CST releases tensions deep in the body to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. This therapy engages and frees the nervous system, eliminating pain and stress. It strengthens resistance to disease and improves whole-body health.
CST has proven to aid in the alleviation of a range of illnesses pain and dysfunction including: Migraines and headaches, chronic neck and back pain, stress/tension related issues, chronic fatigue, emotional difficulties, TMJ Syndrome.
Myofascial Release (MFR) – Myofascial Release is a form of bodywork that uses long, stretching strokes to rebalance the body. By releasing and unwinding the fascia that surrounds each muscle and interconnects all of the other internal parts of the body, relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying connective tissue, MFR can relieve pain and tension caused by injury or stress.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) – Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. This technique involves the use of static pressure on specific points to relieve pain. With NMT, the muscles, tendons and connective tissue are manipulated, helping to balance the central nervous system and maintain normal function and overall health.