Sports Massage Therapy
Muscular Rehabilitation Center of NE
MRC Therapy Solutions LLC

Deep Tissue Massage

The many benefits of Deep Tissue

Myofascial Release

Our main focus of Deep Tissue Massage is to work on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

We use a combination of deep tissue and deep myofascial release to warm the muscles before we apply specialized Assisted tools or Cupping techniques.

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 chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the benefits of Deep Tissue Therapy is that it reduces Chronic Pain.  Because deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. 
Deep-tissue massage helps ease stress and tension, which can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. People who had a deep-tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and their diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg, according to a study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Deep-tissue massage can help increase the body's production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings.
Over time, deep-tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep-tissue massage can improve these symptoms. Massage therapy is often recommended for people who are recovering from surgery.

Deep-tissue massage can be an effective treatment for injured muscles. Because it facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, deep-tissue massage can help promote healing. Because massage also helps relax muscles, it can reduce the pain caused by injuries, too. Deep-tissue massage is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injuries.

For those people who suffer from chronic stress, and all of its various, possible side-effects like tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles; deep tissue massage can be a relief. During a session you can let it all go and give in to the healing. Once renewed and revitalized you'll be able to face your challenges more equitably.
Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. It is done very slowly and can be extremely relaxing. This technique can be done with other techniques or as an idividual treatment especially for Fibromyalgia Clients.

Sports Massage

Trigger Point Therapy

We help to keep you in Optimum Shape

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.
Benefits
Sports massage is a generic term for three different types of massage associated with athletic performance. Each type of massage has its own benefits and uses different techniques.
Pre-event sports massage is done to help prevent serious athletic injury. It helps to warm up the muscles, stretching them and making them flexible for optimal athletic performance. A pre-event massage stimulates the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles, reduces muscle tension, loosens the muscles, and produces a feeling of psychological readiness.
Whenever athletes exercise heavily, their muscles suffer microtraumas. Small amounts of swelling occur in the muscle because of tiny tears. Post-event sports massage helps reduce the swelling caused by microtraumas; loosens tired, stiff muscles; helps maintain flexibility; promotes blood flow to the muscle to remove lactic acid and waste build-up; and reduces cramping. In addition, post-event massage helps speed the athlete's recovery time and alleviates pulls, strains, and soreness.
Maintenance sports massage is done at least once a week as a regular part of athletic training programs, although professional athletes who have their own massage therapists may have maintenance massage daily. Maintenance massage increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles. It also keeps the tissues loose so that different layers of muscle slide easily over each other. Maintenance sports massage also helps reduce the development of scar tissue while increasing flexibility and range of motion.
The goal of all sports massage is to maximize athletic performance. Athletes in different sports will concentrate the massage on different parts of the body.

Trigger point therapy is a technique in which trigger points are located and manipulated to reduce the pain and "deactivate" the point. Most trigger points are found in the muscle belly and can be tender to the touch. We hold the trigger point until we feel a release in the muscle holding pattern. We also utilize Dolphin Nuerostim for trigger point stimulation or sedation. 

MediCupping

Machine Assisted Cupping

Manual Cupping Techniques

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which we put special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction..
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
A wonderful ancient tool has found its place in the contemporary world of health care. ACE Massage Cupping™ is a modern form of vacuum therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power.
By creating suction and vacuum pressure, ACE Massage Cupping™ is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
ACE Massage Cupping™ therapy is incredibly versatile and the basic movements can easily be customized to accomplish a wide variety of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. 
Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians. There are five meridian lines on the back, and these are where the cups are usually placed. Using these points, cupping can help to align and relax qi, as well as target more specific maladies. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to 'open' these channels - the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force). Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected materials. Even hands, wrists, legs, and ankles can be 'cupped,' thus applying the healing to specific organs that correlate with these points.
“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”
Sometimes, we use the manual cups which we can leave on an area longer if the need be.

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure).
Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area.

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

IASTM stands for Instrument Aided Soft Tissue Manipulation, and may also be called ASTYM or Graston. 
The treatment edge of the IASTM instruments allows for improved precision in the treatment of fascial restriction and fibrotic/scar tissue., thereby creating tissue mobility. 

IASTM is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools. The most effective material for IASTM is stainless steel, which Smart Tools are comprised.

Smart Tools were developed to assist in effective treatment of adhesions and scarring brought on by surgeries, injuries, and overuse of muscles.
We have been certified and trained to use Smart Tools in our practice and have found many ways to help our clients and help their bodies heal while breaking down scar tissue/adhesions in the troubled area, and accelerate the recovery process.

Biofeedback

Energy balancing

Quantum biofeedback is an energy bodywork therapy method used to detect and then correct biological imbalances in the body. Quantum biofeedback is non-invasive and uses a machine designed to scan the body's electrical output. It is base on the acupuncture Meridians in the body that are made up of chi. 

Quantum Biofeedback Sessions are widely recognized as a beneficial and effective treatment choice for stress and pain reduction. It uses a non-invasive, sophisticated technology based on bioenergetics and quantum physics that energetically scans your body from head to toe measuring your subtle energies against a healthy matrix of over 9,000 frequencies of health and wellness.
Within minutes, it provides a comprehensive analysis of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stressors and energetic imbalances that are within the energy meridians.

This SCIO Quantum Biofeedback model is a universal
electrophysiological biofeedback system and is based on 20 years of history, research and experience throughout the world.

It coordinates a complex electro-modal, biofeedback program with computer software in order to gather bio-energetic information of a client’s subconscious energy. This information is selected and listed by the SCIO in order of the highest reaction and the stressors are analyzed in the course of a stress management session.

Cellulite Reduction

What causes Cellulite?

Exercise to help reduce Cellulite


Change your diet and exercise routine. A great way to rid yourself of cellulite or reduce the appearance is with a healthy diet full of whole grains and fruits and vegetables.
Eating foods high in Vitamin C and bioflavonoids may help too. In addition, make sure you exercise at least half an hour a day. We offer help with lifestyle changes and suggestions.
Cellulite forms when fibrous bands called “septae,” which connect the skin to the underlying muscle fascia, tighten irregularly, pulling down on the skin, and/or begin to break down, allowing the normal layer of fat beneath the skin to push upward. This results in the puckering or “cottage cheese” appearance.
An estimated 85 to 90% of adult women have cellulite, typically on the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. The aging process can worsen the appearance of cellulite, as skin loses elasticity and is less able to resist irregular tension created by the fibrous bands. While overweight individuals tend to have more pronounced cellulite, it is common even in very lean women, and losing weight rarely gets rid of cellulite altogether.
The causes of cellulite include changes in metabolism, physiology, diet and exercise habits, sex-specific dimorphic skin architecture, alteration of connective tissue structure, hormonal factors, genetic factors, the microcirculatory system, the extracellular matrix, and subtle inflammatory alterations.

One theory is that cellulite forms in the superficial fascia, a layer of connective tissue below the skin that contains fat cells. Superficial fascia is fibrous and due to inactivity, injuries, and improper exercise, adhesions (scar tissue) in the fascia can form contributing to the bunched-up or rippled look of the skin. Not only does the superficial fascia become more fibrous, thickened and coarse, less flexible, but it can also adhere to underlying structures that it normally slides over.

We perform a type of massage called myofascial release, which smoothes this layer of connective tissue and can apparently also help with some types of muscle and joint problems that are related to imbalances in the fascia. We use hot oil and detox oils to help to increase circulation while we use cupping techniques to help release the fascia. 

Dolphin Neurostim

MPS Therapy

12 Meridians in Chinese Medicine


Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS and fight chronic pain.

The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent.
 
The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to therapeutically active points (acupuncture & trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency,
providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine. 

The treatments that we use are generally for: 
Arthritis, Back pain, Sciatica, Bursitis, Knee pain, Hip pain, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Inflamed joints, Carpal tunnel, Sports injuries, Frozen shoulder, Menstrual cramps, Scars & Adhesions, general stress reduction and relaxation And much more.

We often access the acupuncture points with the neurostim to help with chronic pain issues.
Simply put, a meridian is an ‘energy highway’ in the human body. Qi (chee) energy flows through this meridian or energy highway, accessing all party of the body. 
There are 12 major meridians, one for each organ, and 2 channels on the front and back midline of the body. Each meridian has its own set of points. Meridians flow one to another throughout the entire surface of the physical body, ideally creating uninterrupted vertical flows of energy.

Rock Tape

Better movement. Less pain.

Kinesiology tape offers structural or muscle support; it can correct postural problems and increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

When the tape is applied correctly, it achieves the last of these effects by lifting the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. That space takes the pressure off swelling or injured muscles, allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow.

Some of the benefits of Rock Tape are for:

Achilles tendonitis
Plantar fasciitis
Jumpers knee (PFS)
ACL/MCL issues
Rotator cuff
Groin and hamstring pulls
Lower back issues
Shin splints
Tennis and golf elbow
Pain associated with pregnancy
Postural correction
Skin & abrasion protection
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