Athletic Trainer/ Stretch Therapist
PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS
Release, Repair, Restore
I believe that we should never stop moving. Continuous motion provides an even flow to the body. Slowing down or stopping will create stiffness and unwanted aches and pains. What you put into your body is what you will get out of it.
Invest in yourself and take the time to put the effort into improving you! Releasing the days tensions with a good full body stretch is the best way to relieve stress, calm the body, and relax those tense muscles. Movement is medicine.
Flex can be that avenue to helping you to a deeper and more relaxing stretch. I can release those "knots" in the neck from sleeping odd or break up that nagging tight back pain that is difficult relax. It can help lessen and eliminate migraines and headaches.
It is not normal to live life with pain.
"If you stretch correctly and regularly, you will find every movement you make becomes easier."
Passive Full Body Stretching
Deep Tissue Massage/Sports Massage
Flexibility is key to living a long active life with little to no pain. Stretching can significantly improve flexibility. I provide a comfortable full body passive stretch. Passive stretching is when the client remains calm and relaxed throughout the therapy and the therapist provides the stretch making sure to not go past the clients' comfort mark. This helps loosen the muscles, joints, and capsules and increases elasticity in tissue, blood flow, and nerve production. A deep and thorough stretch is best when under stress or if one has improper posture. These two factors tend to create and store more lactic acid from constant tense muscles. Lactic acid will create scar tissue if not push back into the lymphatic circulation.
Massage therapy is classic way to release and relax the body. Although the results of the common massage may last a day or two, often the pains and stiffness can return. Deep massage therapy or sports massage therapy can help work out those "knots" and the stiffness created by old scar tissue and lactic acid build up. This will increase healthy blood flow throughout the body. For instance, massage will flush the lower legs after a long run such as a marathon or releasing back and shoulders muscles after years of improper posture in front of the computer. Deep massage often pairs well with trigger point therapy to keep those "knots" away significantly longer.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a process of locating hardened connective tissue and fascia in the muscles and applying different amounts of pressure. This pressure will then release and break up misaligned scar tissue and over stimulated nerve clusters. Trigger point therapy pairs well with myofascial release to remove excess damaged tissue.
Myofascial release is an alternative therapy that is used for treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing muscles that are in spasm, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. This therapy pairs well with cupping and scraping to aid in an easier release. Myofascial release is normally performed after trigger point therapy for best results.
Scraping is when a flat instrument is rubbed against the skin to break down damaged tissue and promote circulation throughout the treatment area. Healthy circulation prevents scar tissue build up. This treatment is great in healing tendinitis, surgical/injury scars, and old injury areas.
Cupping is an alternative therapy that uses suction cups to stimulate your fascia and muscles. This suction pressure helps separate the skin and fascia from the muscles to release built up tissue and increase healing fluids to the site. Cupping pairs well with scraping and myofasical release to maximize tissue release!
TENS Therapy, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy, is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. It is placed over areas of tension and spasm to calm nerves leading to pain relief. Studies have shown that using TENS therapy in combination with other therapies will lead to pain relief for longer periods of time.
The combination use of heat and cold therapies helps keep muscles relaxed and healthy. Heat is best to relax muscles and tissue before activity or stretching. This increases tissue pliability. Cold therapy is best with arthritis or chronic inflammation and after activity to calm nerves and muscle tissue to restore healthy fibers. It is also best for the first 48 hours of injury to slow swelling and inflammation.
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40 S River Road, Ste 50
442 1st NH Turnpike, Ste 5
Tel: (603) 689-3551
Flex by J Davidson LLC