Trigger Point Therapy:
Trigger Points are very tender points in the muscle that refer pain elsewhere. This technique uses sustained pressure on "knots" to relieve referred pain. Therapist will ask for feedback and participation with either movement or breathing techniques to aid in both pain reduction and release of the point.
Burn Scar Massage Therapy:
Specialized massage for Burn Survivors. Pure coconut oil or your favorite moisturizing lotion can be used. Extra special care for grafts, harvest sites and burn scars. Compression and thumb friction on burn sites with classic Swedish or Deep Tissue on non-burn sites. Hydration is primary concern along with softening scar tissue for improve mobility and pain reduction.
Autism Spectrum Techniques:
Most people on the Autism Spectrum suffer from aversion to being touched and from elevated stress and tension levels. Routine and a very structured schedule help these amazing people to function in normal life. As they age they become less touch sensitive through repeated efforts from parents, family and therapists.
I offer special package pricing for families who are part of ARSC of Genessee County. Sessions are weekly or bi-weekly and last 30 minutes. Massage or Craniosacral are the preferred techniques. If your child/young adult is very touch aversive I recommend starting with Craniosacral and progress to massage once progress is made.
Introductory sessions are available for evaluation purposes and can only be scheduled by phone.
Manual Lymphatic Drain (MLD):
MLD is a gentle technique with little to no oil used. Lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, groin and abdomen are gently compressed to "wake" them for handling the lymph flow. Working towards the heart and the lymph nodes, long smooth strokes are used with very little pressure. The main goal is to move fluids for elimination of edema, swelling and pressure from these excess fluids.
Special therapy to help restore connective fascial tissue to a liquid, flowing state. Little to no oil is used. Gentle stretching and twisting of tissue to break up adhesions and restore flexability.
INIT Therapy (Integrated Neuromuscular Ischimic Technique):
INIT is an advanced form of Trigger Point Therapy using maintained pressure on a hypertonic (extremely tight) spot or spots in a muscle. Specific movements are made by you or the therapist to help ease pain and to relax the muscle. You will be asked to relax and breathe deeply and slowly and to advise of any pain during the treatment.