This category encompasses many different techniques that your therapist will combine integratively to best meet your needs. Commonly, this work addresses specific issues or areas of concern – tension headaches, acute upper body and back discomfort, post-operative surgery recovery, plantar fasciitis, or TMJD to name just a few.
Trigger points are painful spots of extremely taut skeletal muscle tissue- most people refer to them as “knots”. Trigger Point Therapy is an effective method as a means of releasing, reducing or eliminating these hypertonic areas by applying pressure locally and for specific time increments.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) identifies tissue abnormalities and at the same time manipulates the soft tissue to normalize its function. It is the therapy of choice for repetitive use injuries, chronic stiffness and soreness, and to maintain overall muscle integrity. Here at inTouch, NMT is the most used modality by all our therapists because of its effectiveness.
The negative pressure (or suction pressure) created by silicone cups on the skin during Vacuum Cupping, can assist lymph and blood flow, loosen soft tissue, and sedate the nervous system.
While Myofascial Release applies gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This is offered as a 15 minute add-on and is performed at the beginning of the massage before oils or creams are applied. This enables the therapist to accurately detect restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.