Pain Relief Massage
Any proper Massage that involves Pain Relief may actually encompass several different modalities and techniques. Fortunately A Touch of Wellness Massage & Health Center has staff members who are highly trained in all aspects of Pain Relief Massage.
Here are just a few:::::
Neuromuscular Massage involves the therapist using postural assessment, muscle testing, exercise and stretching to balance the nervous system. This system is widely accepted by western medical doctors.
Acupressure uses pressure in points of energy flow. Pressure at these points is supposed to balance energy in the body (Chi). The points are very close to acupuncture points and in reality probably are the same points.
Myofascial Release - This modality involves the therapist turning or pressing the fascia (connective tissue that covers muscle) in a direction that causes the therapist to feel either increases or decreases resistance. Ironically, either direction may work. If the direction that increases resistance doesn't work, the therapists will try the other direction and vice versa.
Trigger Point - A Trigger point is an area of muscle tissue that is hypercontracted (a knot).
The therapist pushes on this point to relax the entire muscle. Trigger point therapy is never done without massage, or shouldn't be.