Integrative Massage Therapy
What is Integrative Massage Therapy?
"Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems...
Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients." - CMTO
Integrative Massage Therapy combines hands-on modalities like muscle kneading and ischemic compressions, along with advanced techniques such as Proprioceptive techniques, Trigger Point treatments, Myofascial release, Muscle Energy techniques, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Joint Mobilization, and Visceral manipulation in order to decrease soft tissue restrictions, muscle imbalances and tense musculature. These various specialized movements of the hands, applied over the clothing, make up the Advanced Soft Tissue Massage Therapy treatment.
Integrative massage treatments focus on localized areas of pain and can help improve postural imbalances, decreased range of motion, muscle tightness, and tension.