Louisville, Crestwood, La Grange Massage

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is a style of massage that is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. When a massage therapist performs this type of treatment, he or she uses a variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension.

Trigger Point

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and integument, muscles, and bones, with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and balancing the body.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching

PNF, also referred to as contract-relax stretching, is a very effective form of increasing flexibility. PNF stretching is performed by deliberately engaging the muscles that are being stretched against a relatively immovable resistance for short periods, interspersed with short periods of relaxing further into the stretch. Through this mechanism, one is able to move well beyond the range of motion (ROM) that they would be able to reach with typical static stretching, or even assisted static stretching. Reaching and holding this position of increased ROM helps to truly increase the effective and achievable ROM.


Spine & Extremity Adjustments

Your body has self-healing ability. Your body's structure influences its function. The goal of chiropractic is to normalize this relationship. Chiropractors are doctors of chiropractic who utilize hands on therapy to adjust the joints of the spine and extremities. Chiropractors are best known for their adjustments to the spine but shoulders, ankles, knees, hips, feet, and hands can also benefit from adjustments. The primary goal of these adjustments is to restore normal alignment and movement.

Manual Adjustments & Adjustments by Instrument

A manual adjustment is a quick thrust with the hands into the motion restriction of the joints and an adjustment by instrument is a less invasive and forceful form of adjusting in which the activator technique is employed with the same goal and intent as a manual adjustment.