All licensed massage therapists work alongside the doctors and physical therapists at Physio Logic (learn more here) in addition to seeing private clients with us.
In-house notes are shared between practitioners and we speak about your progress, and all the things we want to see progress further. Our LMT’s will balance the body, unblock energy and blood flow, and improve your body’s movement. Whether you want to address a specific injury or obstruction, or you’re just looking for head-to-toe reinvigoration, surrender yourself to one of our goal-oriented technicians for an intensive 30 minute, 60 minute, 90 minute, or a life-changing 120-minute session.
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Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment.
The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These unique treatment protocols, with over 500 in all, allow providers to identify and correct specific problems. ART is an approach that is customized to meet the individual needs of the patient.
Trigger points are hard palpable hypersensitive knots found in taut muscle bands. They are locally tender and usually cause characteristic referred pain in other areas of the body when compressed. A twitch response in surrounding muscle tissue is often felt when a trigger point is pressed. Deactivating trigger points help decrease pain associated with the taut muscle fibers, and help restore circulation, mobility and strength in the affected area. Here is a good visual metaphor to describe what is happening in a muscle with trigger points: Take a string of yarn and notice how it hangs straight. Then tie some knots in the yarn until the string shortens and no longer hangs down in a straight line. The fibers in and around the knots are tense, tight and directionally unorganized, while the fibers on either side of the knot are being pulled and overstretched.
To deactivate trigger points, gentle and (not too deep) pressure is applied to the knot for anywhere from 10-50 seconds until a change in the tissue is felt. Sometimes a “press and stretch” technique is used to help unstick the adhered tissue around the knot and restore the shortened muscle fibers to their normal resting length.