A generalized term used to describe all of the basic and underlying techniques a Registered Massage Therapist uses. From fluid techniques like effleurage to deep techniques like specific compression Swedish Massage covers all the basics and is used is almost every treatment.
Fascia is a collagen based connective tissue found all throughout the human body. It protects and supports many structures including muscles and organs. As a protective tissue the body builds it like scarring around any place it needs support. However this is not always helpful for life’s current activities or your own body goals. So Massage Therapists have an entire set of techniques developed to help clients stretch or breakdown fascia holding you back from free movement.
Stretching and home-care is a person’s strongest tool to help you get back to your body’s best wellness. Massage Therapists get extensive training on how to teach clients to stretch at home, stretch them through treatment or apply other therapies such as heat and cold at home. All this is aimed and helping clients be independent in their own care and make progress even when you can’t squeeze an appointment into your busy schedule.
Sport Focused therapy is split into two categories, pre and post event therapy. RMT’s are equipped to either help you prepare for an event as an athlete as well as deal with whatever your body has held onto after the event. Different techniques and goals are applied to each situation so that the body is most ready for either competing or resting.
Probably one of the most important things your RMT can offer you though the least known about or utilized is Acute Injury Rehabilitation. RMT’s are equipped to assess and treat acute injuries as soon as the day of. After you have been through the Emergency room your RMT can help you with swelling, retaining Range of Motion, Pain relief and Proper scar formation for almost any acute injury. At the very least it’s worth a phone call to ask what is best.