St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), also known as integrative neurosomatic therapy, was developed by Paul St. John, LMT in response to his own chronic pain. This is a comprehensive, complimentary approach to resolving soft tissue pain and restoring balance between the muscular and nervous systems. By using careful techniques to identify the issues with posture and movement, this therapy fully addresses all five stages of rehabilitation: eliminate muscle spasms, restore flexibility, restore proper biomechanics, increase muscle strength and increase muscular endurance. The NMT approach to Therapeutic Massage not only helps to eliminate pain, but also helps the patient learn ways to prevent another occurrence of the injury. The result being a noticeable decrease or complete relief from pain.
Suggested number of treatments: five to ten – one or two a week
Developed by John Iams, PT, with over 40 years of clinical research, this innovative and gentle approach relieves over-stimulation of the nervous system caused by upregulated startle and withdrawal reflexes experienced at the time of the injury and trauma. When a person experiences a painful or startling event, these reflexes are triggered in an attempt to protect the body. Unfortunately, these reflexes often stay in a state of hyper-readiness after the event. PRRT Therapeutic Massage Therapy helps to "reboot" these systems to help alleviate pain. Ideal for those who suffer with Fibromyalgia.
Suggested number of treatments: four treatments maximum – one a week
This deep, intense and gentle approach specifically targets the three dimensional web of connective tissue that attached to muscle, bone, organs, brain and cells of the body. Repositioning this web of connective tissues and the muscles allow patients to achieve almost instant pain relief and less stress.
Suggested number of treatments: five to ten – one a week
This powerful, light touch approach innovated and developed by Dr. John Upledger, D.O.; O.M.M. balances the subtle rhythm of the craniosacral system and remove restrictions in the cranial membranes and dural tube. Also, recommended for those who suffer from Fibroyalgia.
Suggested number of treatments: five to ten – 1 a week
Developed by Patrick Emerson, LMT, CNMT, PRRT over years of observing his clients. Using many approaches that best serve the needs of the individual client, Pat focuses on removing any small postural distortions, restricted areas of connective tissue and relaxation in order to prevent injury, pain and reduce stress.
Suggested number of treatments: One every three months