Is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. Its collection of modalities helps to enhance the overall well-being of the individual during various stages of life. At Quantum Massage Therapy we treat patients of all ages—prenatal, newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adults and seniors.
To have a free central nervous system that performs at its best, gives opportunity for other systems in the body to self-regulate, work together and function well.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a system called the craniosacral system. This system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy releases these tension patterns to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct to reach a better state of health.
To have a proper functioning lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues and maintain a healthy immune system.
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an original method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chickly, MD DO. Created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system, LDT takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of accuracy in line with the latest scientific discoveries.
LDT is a hands on technique designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the human fluid system. It involves the use of gentle manual wave like movements to encourage recirculation of the fluids within the body. Practitioners are able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of lymphatic flow and treat accordingly.
1: light-touch hands-on treatment that releases local nerve restrictions while at the same time examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body, and by accessing this relationship, changes the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns.
2: enhances proper functioning of the nervous system – one of the communication highways throughout the body.
1: gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body.
2: assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine and lymphatic dysfunction.
Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that applies sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions. The theory of Myofascial Release requires an understanding of the fascial system (or connective tissue).
The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web.
Fascia covers and surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as all of our internal organs. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one structure that exists from head to foot without interruption – a 3 dimensional continuum. You can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia.
In the normal healthy state, fasica has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When we experience any type of physical trauma, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Myofascial release works towards softening and lengthening the fascial system, which encourages freedom of movement within the body.
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