Stretch Therapy

ACTIVE ASSISTED STRETCHING is a very specific and advanced form of stretching that lengthens and releases deep, myofascial connective tissue. Beyond typical stretching methods, Active Assisted Stretching targets individual muscles in a progressive and systematic format. This type of stretching is proactive, which means you actively do the stretch, only to be assisted by yourself […]

Finding A Quality Massage Therapist and What to Expect

Unless a massage therapist has been recommended to you by a friend or family member, it can be a challenge to find a good one. Many people are forced to choose one at random or from a list provided by their insurance company. But regardless of how you select a therapist, there are several things […]

Posture Alignment Therapy

Live Pain Free   What is posture alignment therapy?  Postural alignment therapy uses the muscles of our body through a series of individually designed repositioning, strengthening, stretching or functional exercises to treat musculoskeletal dysfunction. Each exercise is specific to your posture deviations. The exercises are designed to facilitate normal muscle function and interaction. Muscles that […]

How To Use The Egoscue Tower

Supine Groin Progressive Stretch Have you tried stretching or strengthening exercises for back pain relief with limited, no results or actually felt worse? According to Dr. Devin Starlanyl M.D. states ” You cannot strengthen a muscle that has a trigger point, because the muscle is already physiologically contracted. Attempts to strengthen a muscle with trigger […]

Car Accidents

If you have been in a car accident you most likely have caused trauma to the soft tissue/muscles of your spine or other part of your body such as neck, back or head. The most common injury is whiplash or strain/sprain of the neck. Your doctor may prescribe massage therapy as part of your treatment […]

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a single three-dimensional web of thick connective tissue that spreads and interpenetrates through your body from head to toe. It is a neurologic, electrically charged matrix that not only connects every part of our body’s systems (organs, muscles, tendons, lymphatic, cardiac, bones, all the way down to the cells) but interpenetrates and envelops […]

Self Myofascial Release for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a label the doctors have given pain in the bottom of the foot and/or heel. Often times it may be inflamed from something called the plantar fascia. A very thick, tough connective tissue. It runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. If left untreated it may cause […]