Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. It is a slow technique as it takes time for the fascia to move under the guidance of the therapist. Releasing the fascia can not only affect the muscles but also the surrounding organs.
Trigger point is a sensitive area in the muscle or connective tissue (fascia) that becomes painful when compressed. Pressing on a trigger point can cause pain which often travels to other areas of the body. Finding the right trigger point and releasing it can elevate the pain.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
It involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points, referred to as “EMMETT points”. The pressure required to stimulate the EMMETT points does not need to be firm or painful. “No pain no gain” has no place in EMMETT Technique philosophy.
The EMMETT Therapist is skilled in the art of applying:
- the right amount of pressure
- in the right direction
- for the right amount of time
It is this combination of elements, unique to each individual, which creates the desired physical change.
Hot Stones Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage that involves the use of smooth, heated stones that the massage therapist places on your body. The therapist also uses the stones in the palms of his or her hands to massage the body.
The penetrating heat and weight of the stones are said warm and relax tense muscles so the therapist can work deeper, more quickly.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.