How massage breaks the pain cycle and promotes healing.
Through the use of Cupping, appropriate orthopedic, medical, positional release and deep tissue massage techniques we eliminate or reduce the spasm in the muscle. The muscle and its fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds the muscle fibers and the muscle itself, are first warmed up either with friction or the application of external heat allowing them to become soft and flexible. Thus allowing the work on the muscle to be effective. We use Positional Release when appropriate to help the muscle relax and return to a healthy resting tone, in many cases the application of myofascial release techniques eliminates adhesions between the muscle and its surrounding tissue helping achieve proper movement, function, and an increased range of motion
Massage then promotes a "vascular flush", the exchange of blood and fluids within the muscle, diffusing waste products to they can be filtered and eliminated by the body and bringing fresh blood and oxygen to the tissues so they can heal and regenerate.
The tissues are then stretched through the use of muscle energy techniques (PNF Stretching), "Pin and Stretch", and passive stretching to help the muscle regain a proper range of motion.
The accumulated effects of the techniques applied, together with the relaxing effects of orthopedic, medical and deep tissue massage techniques used, inhibit the firing of the nervous terminals of the muscle, end or reduce the pain signals that caused the muscle to spasm and contract in the first place, promote a healthy exchange of fluids bringing to the muscles the nutrients necessary for healing and restore the orthopedic balance necessary for the body to function properly.
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