Physical Therapy is a branch of healthcare focused on optimizing quality of life and enhancing overall health, through movement, exercise, hands-on care and patient education. PT operates from a strong theoretical and scientific base, and has widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function and movement. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy and orthopaedics, with a focus on wellness and prevention.
Acupressure/Shiatsu In Japanese, shiatsu means "finger pressure." This Japanese massage technique uses varied, rhythmic pressure on certain precise points of the body. These points are called acupressure points, and they are believed to be important for the flow of the body's vital energy, called chi. Proponents say shiatsu massage can help relieve blockages at these acupressure points.
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage.
Physical Therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and sometimes equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities, including strength, range of motion and healthy bio-mechanics.
Thai Massage is a deeply satisfying integration of yoga and massage which has its roots in India's Ayurvedic medical system and traditional Chinese medicine. It combines gentle stretching and graceful movements with effective pressure point techniques to ease muscular tension, improve joint mobility, increase flexibility, circulation, and energy. Sessions are performed clothed, on futon on the ground and can be rejuvenating for the whole body, or serve to relieve a specific area of muscular tension or inflexibility.
Breema is a form of bodywork that has been described as a cross between partner yoga and Thai massage. It is drawn from the wellness practices of village life in the Afghani mountains, brought to the US around 1980, and formulated for Westerners in Oakland, principally by Dr. Jon Schrieber, D.C. The practice is intended to bring body and mind together, and no strong exertions or muscular contortions are involved.
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