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Massage Therapy

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.

Craniosacral Therapy

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.

© Upledger Institute

Lymphatic Drainage

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.

More Information:
Lymph Drainage
Lymph Drainage – Discover Lymph
Lymph Drainage – Possible Applications
Vodder Lymphatic Drainage

Neural Manipulation

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.

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Neural Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation

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

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.

More Information:
Stecco, Barnes Fascial Manipulation

Graston Technique

Graston Technique®, a unique instrument-assisted soft tissue modality, enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. GT helps increase or maintain range of motion and significantly reduces the stress on your hands.

Originally developed through extensive research more than 20 years ago and continuously updated with current findings and best practices from the field. Our focus on high-quality training and continuing education are at the forefront of our operation.

Clinical Applications of GT Instruments

The Graston Technique® Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

    • Achilles Tendinosis/itis (ankle pain)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
    • Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (tennis elbow)
    • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
    • Medial Epicondylosis/itis (golfer’s elbow)
    • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
    • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
    • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (shoulder pain)
    • Scar Tissue
    • Shin Splints
    • Trigger Finger

Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

© Graston Technique


Pregnancy Massage

During Pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes many changes, some of them stressful and uncomfortable. Massage Therapy is the natural way for pregnant women to reduce stress and achieve an overall sense of well-being.

Massage Therapy is a soothing and natural treatment for the swelling, muscle tension, and general discomfort associated with pregnancy. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) use unique techniques to improve circulation and drainage, and suggest relaxation tips for childbirth. RMT’s also offer breathing exercises and trigger point therapy as a warm-up for labour. Various tips on hydrotherapy, remedial exercise, self-massage and posture correction will help pregnant women be more comfortable at home, between treatments.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage:

    • Eliminates waste products in the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which combats fatigue and increases energy.
    • By increasing circulation, Massage Therapy eases the load on the heart and helps keep blood pressure in check.
    • Reduces and prevents muscular cramping, tightening, stiffness, tension and knots.
    • Helps carry away lactic acid that builds up and causes fatigue.
    • Relieves depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
    • Relieves many discomforts during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, edema and sore, swollen ankles and feet.
    • Increases circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both the mother and fetus.
    • Helps soothe and relax the tension allowing for better sleeping patterns.
    • Massage Therapy can also be used during childbirth to make the mother more comfortable, and afterwards to help her regain strength and ease postpartum stress.