Alivio Massage Therapy offers a custom massage using a blend of modalities including deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and myofascial release depending on the needs of your body and what will benefit you the most!
Deep tissue massage can involve slow strokes with deep pressure up to the clients pain tolerance.This massage style relieves stress and promotes relaxation. Deep tissue massage also relieves pain and muscle stiffness associated with athletic injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash, lower back pain, stress tension, chronic tension and can also reduce blood pressure. A pain scale ranging from 1-10 is used to make sure the client is always within their pain limits. One being the lowest pain and ten being the highest, always keeping the pain threshold level at a 7 or below. There are consistant "check-in's" with the client during sessions to make sure they are comfortable and relaxed.
Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy
NMT and Trigger Point Therapy deal with the balancing of the central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Specific pressure is applied to certain points to relieve pain and dysfunction. It is used to eliminate trigger points, ischemic areas in the faschia and muscle, compressed or entrapped nerves, and/or postural imbalance all which can cause referred pain and chronic pain. This modality may restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, flexibility to the tissues, and assist venous and lymphatic flow. It can also be used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue.
Myofascial Release involves work done to the fascial system with a goal of releasing fascial restrictions. Fascia surounds and provides structure for the muscles, bones, and organs in the body. Gravity's effects, daily stress of activity and physical injury can pull the fascia out of alignment causing stiffness, discomfort and loss of energy. Gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial Release is effective for the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain and headaches.