Integrated Myofascial Release is a system of bodywork that is incorporated into the Thai Yoga Massage. Using techniques that evaluate the fascia such as osteopathic methods, craniosacral therapy, structural integration and physical therapy. MFR is a manual physical therapy that treats pain, tension and dysfunction. Myo means ‘muscle’ and ‘fascia’ is the connective tissue network. Fascia is a three dimensional network that extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tips of the toes. It’s a tensegrity (tension and integrity) network that’s in constant tension and compression in order to retain function and balance. This network supports the bones, muscles, organs and vessels right down to the cellular level. Fascia is responsible for maintaining structural balance, providing support and protection, and acting as a shock absorber. Fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax but, unlike muscle, fascial restrictions creep insidiously throughout the entire network affecting the function of the whole structure, eventually creating the pain that we call symptoms. These symptoms include muscular strains, trigger points and joint dysfunction.
Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment where fine needles are inserted into the skin; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the principles of evidence based medicine. While medical acupuncture has evolved from Chinese acupuncture, its practitioners no longer adhere to concepts such as the circulation of qi, and regard acupuncture as part of conventional medicine rather than a complete ‘alternative medical system’. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system. Medical acupuncture is principally used by conventional healthcare practitioners, most commonly in primary care such as GP’s, osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain. Your therapist will advise you regarding medical acupuncture as part of your treatment plan.
TDP heat lamp increases blood circulation, which aids in muscle relief by emitting 33 essential minerals into your body. The absorbed energy promotes micro circulation and metabolism, helps improve the immune system. Good for people with sore muscles, arthritis, bursitis, back ache, tennis elbow and joint pains. When the mineral plate in the TDP Lamp is heated to a high temperature, the minerals in it are ionized. The heat, radiation, and electromagnetic waves of the lamp carry these ions into the human body by penetrating up to 3 ½ inches below the surface of the skin and into the muscles. The difference between simple infrared radiation and the TDP lamp, is that the TDP lamp incorporates a mineral plate that is heated to ionize the trace minerals. The human body relies on vitamins and minerals to repair and rebuild itself. The TDP lamp is used in conjunction with medical acupuncture and can be included as part of your treatment plan.
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Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.Candace Pert