Me Time Therapy techniques explained
- No Pain No Gain Myth
We want to dispel the myth that the body need to be forced into relaxation through deep pressure to achieve results.
The no pain no gain approach is prevalent in the massage industry but it is not applicable if you are after long lasting results.
If your main concern is tight hamstrings the usual approach would be to force those muscles into relaxation by applying lots of pressure.
Our approach is to activate your gluteal muscles (buttocks) so your hamstrings can relax.
- Techniques used in session
Deep Tissue Massage is used to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue. This technique is highly effective for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past injuries.
The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure.
Deep pressure massage is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session, and that is not performed to address a specific complaint or condition.
Trigger point therapy involves the applying of sustained pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. You will also find that your muscular “knots” are commonly trigger points.
Myofascial release stretches the fascia with the aim to balance the body. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body.
Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia, and the goal of this technique is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue.
PNF Stretches (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) targets nerve receptors in the muscles to extend the muscle length.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) uses the gentle muscle contractions to relax and lengthen your muscles and normalize joint motion.
Muscle Activation stimulates the neuro-lymphatic activation points in the body to help with core stability and strength.
Rehabilitation advice a series of additional exercises between treatments may be required. This may be of particularly importance if you are employed in a physical job, where speed of recovery is important.