Body Works Program
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Reduce the chance of Pain and Increase Productivity through our on-site chair massage and body work program.
Types of Treatments
What is it? Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short 10 or 15 minutes -and focuses on your back, shoulders and neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn't require any massage oil. For chair massage, you are seated in a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck completely relax while the therapist relieves muscle tension using Swedish massage moves like kneading and compression and tapotement.
What is it? The intention and techniques are what make a therapeutic massage different from a relaxation massage or chair massage. A therapeutic massage is intended to affect certain areas whereas a relaxation massage generally covers most areas of the body. Many therapists use specific neural muscular therapy and connective tissue release techniques during a therapeutic massage. Swedish massage is a common protocol for a Relaxation massage.
This treatment is done on a table in most cases.
Communication also differs in each type of massage. In a therapeutic massage, it is essential for the client to be an active participant and give the therapist feedback on pressure, sensation, and changes. In many relaxation massages, the client does not have to be active.
Assisted Body Work
Self-Myofascial Release and Assisted Stretching techniques - What are they? If you are tight and have adhesions/trigger points this program is for you. We first discern where the tightness is then we employ strategies to help you increase function. Using a simple piece of foam or massage sticks, thera balls, you with help of the CMES can improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries. After the release is done guided and assisted stretches are performed to restore the muscle back to its normal resting length by the CMES. CMES=certified medial exercise specialist
From Mayo Clinic: Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
• Digestive disorders.
• Insomnia related to stress.
• Myofascial pain syndrome.
• Soft tissue strains or injuries.
• Sports injuries.