When the session is complete, the fascia will cool back down and actually hold the musculature in the reset position, helping to heal and reset the entire body.
In turn, it will also leave you, the client, feeling wonderful not just for days, but for weeks.
The first step in Muscle Therapy is a Myofascial Release:
The process brings upon instant relief. Myofascial Release takes the layer that surrounds the muscle – the fascia – changing the composition of this connective tissue layer, utilizing a process called thixotrophy. Thixotrophy causes the fascia layer to change from a solid into a gelatinous substance. The fascia that surrounds the muscle releases, giving the musculature room to expand. The fascia releases the form and shape of the muscle that it is encasing. By releasing the fascia, we are free to lengthen and reset the musculature underneath it during the Muscle Therapy session.
How Does Muscle Therapy Work?
The Next step in Muscle Therapy is Orthopedic Therapeutic Neuromuscular Massage :
The focus is on stretching and lengthening the muscles, seeking out scar tissue patterns and
breaking them up. As the body is palpated, trigger points (knots) are located and reset. Deep flushing follows this – working the entire muscle from insertion to origin (the muscle’s attachments’ to bone). The easiest way to reset a muscle, is to release it where it connects to the bone.
Additional benefits of Orthopedic Therapeutic Neuromuscular Massage are the chemical reactions in the body. There is a massive reduction in Cortisol (chemical creating anxiety and stress) replacing it with the much happier Dopamine and Seratonin (the very happy chemicals).
Zingara - Orthopedic Muscle Therapy uses many different forms of Orthopedic Therapeutic Neuromuscular Massage techniques to reset the muscle patterning throughout the entire body, here are just a few of these techniques:
~ Kinesiology: The scientific study of human movement
~ Posture Deviation Analysis: Determining what postural stances are present in the body - if
congenital (genetic) or functional (caused from repetitive motion injury or from physical injury).
~ Proprioception: Resetting the body’s awareness of where it is in space and time
~ Knowledge of Anatomy: Locations of the origins and insertions of each muscle in the body
~ Orthopedic Massage: Deeper understanding of the bodies postural deviations,specifically used in
the reduction of Lordosis, Kyphosis and Scoliosis (different types of curves in the spine)
~ Deep Therapeutic Pressure: Intense full pressure for maximum release of each muscle group
~ Normalization of Soft Tissue (NST): Releasing tension and scar patterns in the body
~ Trigger Point Release: Physically removing the “knot” using a series of deep holds and flushing
~ Lymph Drainage: Waking up the bodies immune system by opening the lymph ducts
~ Inner Oral: Resetting the muscles inside of the mouth (TMJ)
~ Shiatsu: Releasing the energy throughout entire body – the Japanese form of Acupuncture,
~ Integrative Massage: Incorporating breath, movement, physical sensation, sound
and verbal interaction
~ Pre and Post Natal:Focus on the areas specific of soon to be mothers and new mothers
~ Reflexology: Coordinating body parts to region on the hands and feet
~ Swedish Massage: Long sweeping strokes, mixed with different tempos and techniques to
deeply flush and relax the entire body (long, smooth connecting strokes)
As well as many other techniques . . .