Therapy Treatment Modalities
Soft Tissue Release
Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a dynamic, highly effective technique that has an immediate and powerful effect on muscle and connective tissue. STR is a combination of Myofascial release, therapeutic massage, and active assisted stretching. The technique involves applying precise pressure during a specific stretch performed in multiple planes of movement. It is very effective in treating injuries and postural deficiencies.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy seeks to restore the natural rhythmic movement found between the bones of the skull, and does the same for the movements of the sacrum (end of the spine). The purpose of this is to aid the circulation of the Cerebral Spinal Fluid CSF (the fluid in the spinal cord and nerves) throughout the central nervous system. Cranial therapy is the gentle manipulation of the cranial bones in order to restore the rhythmic movement of the CSF within the skull. Congestion of fluid can occur for several reasons, including sinus infections and headaches. Through gentle touch, the cranial bones can be re-aligned allowing relief from migraines or tension headaches, sinus discomfort, symptoms of allergies and TMJ dysfunction as well as other stress related disorders. Cranial therapy is also often used on infants and newborns suffering from colic and can facilitate the fusing of the cranial bones which occurs between the first and second years of life.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue. This is the tissue that surrounds each and every muscle fibre, muscle group, muscles themselves and eventually turns into tendons and attaches onto bones. With injuries, trauma, repetitive motions, and incorrect posture, restrictions in this tissue are formed and create pain and mobility restrictions. Myofascial Release smoothes out these restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.