Corrective massage is designed to counteract harmful muscle imbalances that result in poor body posture. With the repetitiveness of occupation and daily activities, pain occurs due to imbalances created by overuse of certain muscles and under use of others. Our body posture provide’s a window into musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
The amount of postural/musculoskeletal dysfunction varies from person to person; however no one presents with perfect muscular balance. This means everyone can benefit from corrective massage treatments. Muscle imbalances effect the whole body, causing stress and fatigue that tighten the muscles and limit oxygen to the cells. Poor posture can limit our body’s potential range of motion creating stress on the musculoskeletal system. The result is chronic pain caused by the weak underused muscles being pushed to their limit.
Corrective massage can have positive results in those affected by:
- Chronic or acute headaches (migraines)
- Lower back problems such as sciatic pain, sacroiliac joint pain, hip imbalances & spinal muscular restrictions
- Neck and shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears
- Knee tendinitis and restrictions
- Chronic pain
- Scar tissue restrictions
Muscle pain is a strong signal of body misalignment. Whether the dysfunction is of a structural or of a functional nature is an important factor to consider, as this greatly influences the amount of benefit clients can expect to achieve from treatments.
Corrective Massage Treatments
Corrective massage is a systematic series of treatments designed to effectively alleviate symptoms of acute and chronic conditions. The corrective massage practitioner utilizes well-established and tested massage modalities to help clients work through scar-tissue restrictions, contracted and shortened muscles due to injury, restricted tissue that fails to result in healing, and dehydrated muscle tissue that results in imbalance and further restrictions.
Corrective massage is different from the typical spa massage in that corrective massage is focused on results. The emphasis in corrective massage is to create efficient alignment of your bones and muscles. The results are freedom from pain and increased range of motion. The corrective massage therapist’s goal is to establish the root cause of musculo-skeletal pain and dysfunction and to eliminate it.
Chronic conditions develop over time, and will often require multiple sessions to change the patterns and posture of your body. As your corrective massage therapist, we listen to the pain and make the healthy alignment changes that are needed using massage.
Corrective Massage Techniques
The goal is for you to be pain free and capable of living an active lifestyle. These tools are used to safely and naturally restore function :
- Cross-Fiber Friction
- Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy)
- Myofascial Release Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Massage Cupping
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
- Sport Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
The tools offered by doctors to treat pain (pills and surgery) mask the issue and do not get to the root problem, muscular skeletal imbalance. With corrective massage, sessions are interactive requiring you to flex and release certain muscles during the massage to accelerate the results and to re-educate the body so that stretched muscles are contracted and shortened muscles are lengthened. This creates balance in the body. When the body is in balance, it is pain free and strong.