trigger point therapy
muscle energy techniques
deep tissue massage
The first of the doctor-prescribed set of sessions is predominantly devoted to assessing or diagnostics of the client’s actual condition. With all the data collected, an action plan can be formulated:
* The range of motion and the strength of the muscles are tested through a sequence of movements such as a passive movement which involves the massage therapist moving the relevant muscle groups while the client is inert; an active movement which consists of the client’s action of the muscles in questions; and the resisted movement which includes the clients’ movement against a resisting force.
* If clinical data related to previous soft tissue injuries and massage therapy is available, it will be reviewed for comparison to the current situation. The phase of healing will be determined.
Most every condition of the soft tissues can benefit from Clinical massage to some extent, but the following list displays dysfunctions which respond most advantageously to its application:
Scientists and researchers have successfully recorded comprehensive map systems of myofascial trigger points, and they have been able to identify dozens of dysfunctions relating to them. The most common of these are: carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ dysfunction, PMS, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, cardiac arrhythmia, indigestion, tennis elbow, urinary frequency, sinusitis, deafness, and blurred vision.
Fascial Plane Dysfunction
Tonus System Dysfunction
Overused muscles become hypertonic or lose their ability to relax. Consequently, they tighten and cause stress on opposing muscles and on the joints they cross.
When nerves are pinched anywhere along their path, the pain will be delivered to the area they serve.
When joints of the spine are impaired or compressed, the pain will occur in that specific area.
Stated more simply, people suffering from muscle or joint pains or tightness, muscle fatigue or tension, shooting or spreading pains, allergies or asthma, anxiety or depression, irregularity of the digestive system, arthritis or circulatory problems, sleep disorders, headaches, immune function disorders or stress, they can be helped as their symptoms can be relieved through Clinical massage.