Orthopedic Massage is a therapeutic treatment approach to chronic pain and injury utilizing soft tissue manipulation.
In a healthy body, the skeleton essentially floats within the soft tissues (muscle, connective tissue, fascia, etc). Movement from a balanced posture is free, fluid, and painless. When we are out of balance, our tissues may become overstretched or rigid. Movement then becomes restricted and requires structural compensation to perform our daily functions. In short, these imbalances force us to use our bodies in unnatural ways. Over time, these compensations and imbalances can manifest as chronic pain or repetitive strain injuries. The goal of Orthopedic Massage is to promote a healthier state by balancing the soft tissues of the body.
Soft tissue manipulation by an Orthopedic Massage Therapist includes a combination of techniques such as Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Scar Tissue Release. Every individual and every situation is unique; sessions and treatment plans are customized to address your situation. Orthopedic conditions develop over time and often take time to correct. Therefore, treatment is applied incrementally to avoid further trauma to the body.
Common conditions indicated for soft tissue manipulation include: back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic sinus infections, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, IT band syndrome, joint pain, migraine and chronic headaches, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injury, spinal disorders, sciatica, sprains and strains, tendinitis, TMJ dysfunction, whiplash, and more.