Below is a detailed list of several treatment techniques and assessment tools that I utilize in daily practice in both Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy. Scroll over each photo to learn more about the name, style, purpose and goals of each specific technique and assessment.

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Trigger Point Release

Trigger Points are hyperirritable adhesions and nodules within the abused myofascia that may refer pain elsewhere in the body, sometimes in predictable patterns. Trigger Points are also often associated with palpable taut bands of muscle. Manual Trigger Point Release uses manual ischemic compression, or sustained pressure that is meant to deliberately increase the blockage of blood to a Trigger Point so that when pressure is relieved, there is a resurgence of fresh oxygenated blood to the area.

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