Remedial Massage Therapist
What to expect from a Body Heights Remedial Massage….
A thorough assessment and consultation will confirm the best treatment for your injury or condition, a range of tests are performed to locate problem areas and remedial techniques are carefully selected based on your unique needs in a way that suits you. A specific treatment plan is developed and applied for you at each consultation.
Depending on your goals and situation, Jen may recommend one specific type of massage or a blend of several modalities. These can include:
- Relaxation Massage
Gentle, light to medium pressure.
- Deep Tissue Massage
Beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension focusing on deeper layers of muscle tissue.
- Hot Stone
Uses smooth, heated stones to increase circulation and relax muscles.
- Static or Dynamic Cupping
Relieves muscle tension, promotes blood & lymph circulation, detoxification & healing.
- Lymphatic drainage
Uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to promote lymph circulation,
detoxification and improved immunity.
- Remedial Massage
A systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues and
myofascia of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
- Myofascial release
A manual technique for stretching the fascia with the aim to balance the body. Fascia is located
between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a web of connective tissue
that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Injuries, stress,
trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia.
- Sports Massage
Pre-event massage is a short, specific treatment given immediately before (30 minutes- 24 hours
before) a sports event. The goal of massage is to increase your circulation, flexibility and mental
clarity to improve your performance; Pre-event massages that require deep tissue techniques should
occur no later than 48 to 72 hours before the planned exercise event; Post event massage can
reduce the chance of injury, Improve power and performance by increasing muscular flexibility and
joint range of motion, Increase vascular flow to tissues, maximizing nutrient and oxygen supply,
Improve elimination of lactic and carbonic waste products, which result from muscle contraction
during physical activity, Shorten recovery time post event, and Decrease fatigue.
- Proprioception and Balance
An important rehabilitation technique. The sense of knowing where your body part is in space. Your
joint range of motion and soft tissue response is detected by your sensory nervous system, reporting
back to your brain for fine tuning and improvement with repetition, restoring balance.
- Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Dry needling is an extremely effective technique for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger
points. It is an efficient treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction, stimulating
neuroreceptors reducing pain, promoting healing properties, and improving performance.