Clinical

In a clinical session, we spend the entire time focused on the problem area. We may do quite a bit of assessment, including examining your Range of Motion (how far your joints move), your gait pattern (the way you walk), your muscle strength, et cetera. We try to identify the underlying cause of the problem so we can correct it at the source.

Clinical sessions draw mainly from Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT). PNMT is built on a thorough understanding of physiology, so we understand what can go wrong in the muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments, and which techniques are effective for each condition. It’s also based on palpatory anatomy, so we always know exactly which muscle, tendon, or ligament we’re touching. This lets us treat very specifically so we don’t miss parts of the tissue that may be contributing to the problem. And being precisely on the correct place lets us use moderate pressure, rather than heavy pressure, and still be effective. Indeed, we get better results when we stay in the “hurts so good” range, rather than using an extreme amount of pressure. Finally, we take a problem-solving approach, deciding on the most appropriate treatment plan for each client rather than following a simple protocol. Taken together, this approach leads to outstanding results for most clients.

Wellness

In a wellness session, we do a full-body massage with extra emphasis on areas of tension or minor pain. The pressure is moderate, meaning deep enough to make a difference – unlike traditional Swedish massage, which uses very light pressure. This is a good choice when you want to relax and you also need to get the tension out. This is very popular among people who hold their tension in their neck and shoulders. It feels wonderful (many clients fall asleep during the session), and when it’s done, your body feels noticeably looser.

 

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