Neuromuscular therapy is a specific soft tissue technique especially beneficial in relieving muscular pain caused by accident or injury. We seek out areas of tenderness that refer pain to another part of the body. Massage is then applied, allowing the injured areas to relax so they can be gently stretched and mobilized. Circulation is improved and the body returns to its normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.
Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all the glands, organs and other parts of the body.
This technique uses the thumb and fingers on the reflex areas. Foot and hand reflexology includes, but is not limited to:
- Relieving stress and tension
- Improving blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses
- Helping hands, feet and organs achieve balance
Myofascial therapy is a technique to release muscle trigger points, muscular pains and fascia pain. Fascia is a thin layer of connected tissue covering the entire body. Massage therapist are implementing myofascial release to create more structural change for the reduction of muscular and fascia pains. Myofascial release is beneficial for individual's suffering from fibromyalgia, cervical, thoracic, lumbar pains, disc problems (injuries), chronic pain, scar tissue pain, headaches and TMJ/D (mandible disc function).
Lymphatic therapy (lymph drainage) is a technique use for the movement of water through the lymph nodes. Lymphatic therapy is helpful for swelling, lymph edema caused by heart problems, fractures, injuries and surgery done to remove breast cancer or damage lymph nodes.
The massage therapist train in lymph drainage uses a variety of soft tissue hands on techniques or what other medical professionals call manual therapy. This is a very gentle milking motion with specific direction, according to the areas affected in relation to the lymphatic system.
MPS Therapy applies concentrated DC micro-stimulation to produce an "acupuncture" response that "releases" muscle tissue that impinges nerves and causes joint articulation (pain). This action permits increased re-innervation of affected neural pathways, allowing patient pain levels to be substantially decreased, often instantaneously. This multi-pronged approach to the body's nervous and musculoskeletal system is the reason why MPS Therapy works so well on pain.
Clinically, the intention MPS Therapy is to isolate the root causes of a patient's pain by applying micro-stimulation to acupuncture points that relate to different muscles, tissues and systems (neurological, segmental, limbic, myofascial, etc).
Through clinical research and trials, it is believed that the following seven steps are directly responsible for aiding or significantly controlling all pain conditions, regardless of the symptoms.
- Parasympathetic Points
- The Autonomic Nervous System
- Scar or Neural Therapy
- Radiculopathy (Nerve Root Entrapment)
- Structural Realignment of the Sacrum and Spine
- Distal Acupuncture Points for Pain Relief - Treat the "Branches"
- Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Limbic (Emotional)