Transverse Friction Technique
Transverse Friction Technique involves the application of slow, deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers (some therapists call it longitude friction). With each time you massage over a specific area, you can increase the pressure to find the tender area. Therapists start out with the superficial layer of the muscle, and then gradually go to the deeper layer.
The main reason behind this technique is to break-up adhesions or scar tissue. With this technique, the client’s range of motion can be increased. The technique must be performed directly over the site of lesion and pain. The fingers move with the skin and do not slide over it. This technique must be performed across the grain of the affected tissue. The thicker the structure, the more friction is given.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a highly interactive stretching technique that requires feedback from the client's body to determine the direction, force and duration of the stretch and to facilitate maximum relaxation of the tense tissues.
Myofascial Release recognizes that a muscle cannot be isolated from other structures of the body. All parts of the body are covered by fascia, a pliable connective tissue that winds itself in saran-wrap-like fashion around and throughout all of the organs. Therefore, Myofascial stretches are aimed at stretching units/areas and are less focused on individual muscle stretching.
Therapeutic Massage is the process of applying various manual (hand) techniques to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and a form of connective tissue called fascia. These techniques include kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and the application of controlled pressure.
Therapeutic Massage can assist in improving one's health. It can give relief from stiffness, aches and pains. Massage treatments will help you to recover at a faster rate from injury. It can reduce stress, enhance one's energy level and help bring the body back to optimal functioning.
Nutritional/Weight Loss Counseling
Confused about which eating plan is best for you? Is it high protein/low carb; high carb/low-fat; vegetarian? We do not believe in "one-size fits all" eating plans. Our nutritional counseling session is designed with you in mind. We will you customize an eating plan based on your lifestyle and body type.
Spinal & Extremity Adjusting
In basic terms, the spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation refers to the process in which the doctor of chiropractic skillfully applies gentle manipulation into one or more vertebrae of the spine. The adjustment is also frequently used in the pelvic region to normalize the sacroiliac joints. The adjustment is usually delivered using the hands or through the use of a specialized mechanical tool.
In addition to adjusting the spine and pelvis, almost every other joint of the body can be adjusted by the chiropractor. This includes the joints of the hands and feet, wrists and ankles, elbows and knees, shoulders and hips, ribs and the jaw. In fact, some chiropractors are even trained in techniques to adjust the joints (sutures) of the skull.
Like the joints of the spine, joints in the extremities can also become misaligned and fixated. Chiropractic adjustive techniques can restore and enhance extremity joint functioning which can increase the life of the joint and keep wear and tear to a minimum. This is of special interest to athletes who generally demand optimal joint performance from highly stressed joints. Adjusting provides an immediate increase in joint range of motion and also supplies the joint with nutrients, as motion is the only way to bring nutrients into the joint cartilage and flush wastes products out.