Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point massage therapy is a type of massage that focuses on the release of muscle knots, also known as trigger points. These knots can form in the muscle tissue due to a variety of factors, such as muscle strain, overuse, or injury. Trigger points can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. During a trigger point massage session, a therapist will apply pressure to the trigger points. The pressure helps to relax the muscle and alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with the trigger points. OTVW may also use stretching and other techniques to further release the tension in the muscles. Trigger point massage can be helpful for relieving muscle pain, improving flexibility, and reducing stress.
Myofascial release massage therapy is a type of manual therapy that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the connective tissue (also known as fascia) in the body in order to release tension and improve circulation. We use our hands, stretching, or other tools to apply pressure to specific areas of the body, often using slow strokes. Myofascial release therapy is believed to help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and improve overall physical function. It is often used to treat chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia and back pain, as well as injuries and other musculoskeletal issues.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative therapy that involves the use of small cups that are placed on the skin to create suction. This suction helps to increase blood flow to the area, improve circulation, and relieve muscle tension.
OTVW uses cupping when the muscles tissue needs to be pulled away from the body, versus most therapies that elongate the muscle tissue towards the body.
Cupping improves circulation and breaks up scar tissue. By bringing blood to the and injured area of the body, we can promote healing. This technique has been very beneficial for increasing mobility and range of motion, and is especially useful for rotator cuff injuries.