The best massage for you is the one that focuses to resolve the issue you are experiencing. Is your goal pain relief, increase range of motion or reducing stress? Or all three. The first thing that needs to happen is to get the soft tissue prepared for the work. The soft tissue are the muscles, fascia, connective tissue and the joints. The Rapid Release Therapy (RRT) is designed to get that accomplished. RRT breaks up the build up of scar tissue called adhesion. Adhesions are a result of trauma to the body from accidents, surgery, excessive inflammation, as well as, repetitive stress. The nerves can get stuck in the adhesion and create pain signals. RRT is based on science that shows successful release from vibration. RRT vibrates at 160 Hz. If you have not experience the pain relief found with RRT. I am happy to share this therapy with you. It also has an amazing relaxing effect that last long after the massage is over. I have successfully used the RRT for over 2 years.
Massage Therapy For Wellnes
Squinter, Clincher or Turtler…..Wow, What does that mean? These are descriptions of ways that people tighten their neck and face muscles. These muscle gripping actions can lead to serious headaches. One of the main reasons for squinting is to increase clarity of vision. It also creates eyestrain, eyestrain can lead to headaches. Clincher, Your jaw muscles tighten when you grind or clench your teeth – or do things such as chew gum. The pain from your jaw created by the clenching then travels to other places in the skull, causing headaches or, in severe cases, migraines. You may also experience toothaches, earaches or shoulder pain. When the shoulders are lifting up to the ears that is called “turtling”. This action can become a habit from stress, gaming, working on the computer, driving, and many other activities. Take a moment to lift your shoulders to your ears and hold for 20 seconds………………. then release you can feel how this action can create havoc in the shoulder, upper back and neck muscles. The majority of the muscles involved in turtling can refer pain to the head. More possible headaches. It is good to be aware of these actions and check for yourself to see if you are allowing these actions to become habits. Any habit that creates headaches is a bad habit.
“What is your goal for this massage session?” I asked
“My goal is reducing my neck and back pain.” My Client answered.
This morning my first client was new and needed to fill out the
Intake form. She didn’t have her glasses with her so I offered to help
her fill it out. I read and asked her the questions and wrote down her
answers. As we were finishing up, the final question is. “What is
your goal for this massage session?” She said, “I want to not have
this pain in my neck and back”.
I said, “Ok let’s see how much of your goal we can take care of in
She is a care giver for her 96-year- old Mother, lifting and
pulling are repetitive activities that have created her discomfort. She
does not get a lot of time to herself and for selfcare. My goal was to
make her first session special and specific for her needs. As I started
palpating her neck and shoulders. She responded to the touch
immediately showing hypersensitivity. I reduced the pressure to her
needs and comfort level. Slow and easy we continued the session.
When the hour massage was completed, I left the treatment room so
she could get off the table and get dressed.
She opened the door when she was ready. I asked her how we
did with our goal of reducing her pain level.
She was smiling and said her pain was gone and she could rotate her
head so much better to look side to side.
I love massage therapy, I love what I do! I am grateful to offer
soft tissue pain relief and improve range of motion. She was specific
about her needs and I understood her situation. We worked
together; she communicated and I listened and I could tell when she
responded positively. I hope to see her on a regular basis based on her availability and keep her pain level down and continue to improve her rotation.
- Relieve stress
- Relieve postoperative pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage low-back pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieve tension headaches
- Sleep better
- Ease Symptoms of depression
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Temper effects of dementia
- Promote relaxation
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Help chronic neck pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease migraine frequency
- Improve quality of life in hospice care
- Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
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