Swedish massage techniques are often used during relaxation treatments and include techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, kneading, muscle stripping and tapotement. These techniques also act as connecting strokes which help to incorporate other modalities during treatment.
Neuromuscular techniques are primarily used to decrease pain and dysfunction and to increase range of motion. The techniques include Trigger Point Release therapy via ischemic compressions and skin rolling.
Myofascial release techniques are used to specifically address the myofascial system and helps to aid in the decrease of pain and dysfunction. The fascia surrounds all of the muscles, tendons, bones and organs. There are many different types of fascial techniques which may be applied throughout the massage therapy treatment.
Joint mobilization techniques are used to passively assess and treat the joint capsule which in turn will increase range of motion. Joint play techniques are very precise and specific and should not be painful when applied.
Muscle Energy technique helps to restore chronic decreased range of motion in joints. This technique requires the patient to actively engage a specific muscle as instructed by the therapist. This technique can be applied to almost any joint in the body.