A Brief Technique Description
Swedish/Relaxation Induces the relaxation response in the body thus keeping stress levels down.
Positional Release activates a spasmed muscle to increase blood flow and release muscle tension.
Myofascial Release Long stretching strokes and holding positions on tight tissues slowly and gently lengthen the muscle and its surrounding tissues.
Active Isolated Stretching Requires a little effort from the client and it is worth it! The client contracts the muscle or muscle group against the therapist resistance with 10 - 20% of their strength, relaxes it, and then the therapist stretches it out. And repeat
Muscle Energy Technique Uses the contraction of one muscle to inhibit the spasm of a hypertonic muscle thus allowing bones to glide back into place on their own.
Reflexology Pressing on specific spots of the body usually, hands and feet, to stimulate corresponding areas in other parts of the body.
Trigger Point Therapy Compressions, deep friction, or stretching to relieve hyperirritable spots in a muscle.