Fascial Link Therapy is a hands-on therapy used by massage, physical
and occupational therapists, chiropractors, and other health professionals
to address muscles and tendons along nerve pathways that talk to
each other. During the treatment, muscles are warmed
up to increase circulation and prepare tissues for more specific
work. As the Dual Release Technique and other Fascial Link
Therapy techniques are applied, neuromuscular response patterns
such as pain, numbness, tingling, or referred sensations are closely
monitored and addressed. These neuromuscular responses guide
a Fascial Link Therapy session.
A Fascial Link Therapy practitioner will look for compensation patterns
throughout the body, and address the body's natural tendency to
tighten additional muscles or fascia to balance posture. These
compensation patterns are laid out in Fascial Link lines. (Learn
more with our
Fascial Link Charts.) As the nervous system makes adjustments,
the Fascial Link therapist adjusts as well. In this way, therapist
treats cause and compensation patterns quickly and effectively,
matching the neuromuscular responses of each client to restore balance.
Massage Therapy for Stress Reduction &
(the most commonly taught type of massage in the U.S.) and Acupressure
(based in techniques from China) may be used to create a relaxing, rejuvenating
experience. The focuses here are to flush and drain the body - increasing
circulation to the skin, muscles, and organs, and to relieve minor discomforts.
Sometimes, hot packs or lightly scented oils may be used. Suggestions
for healthy habits and stretching packets for the individual are often included.
Massage Therapy for Injury Treatment and
Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release, and Trigger
Point therapies are oriented toward pain
relief, postural balancing, and reducing tension. They may be used
in simple pain relief cases, or in the long-term pain relief of conditions
- Carpal Tunnel
- Stress & Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- and other muscle related problems.
How long the problem
has been there, and what type of prior care it's had may affect recovery
time. Please ask about the timeline involved in eradicating or limiting
your muscle problem. Some conditions heal very quickly. Others
take more time. Some may be covered by insurance.
This is a gentle and
relaxing lymphatic drainage technique used to reduce swelling. It
may be used for chronic lymphedema, or for periods following surgery or
injury to improve circulation of lymph and speed healing significantly.
Discover the Benefits of Lymphatic
Drainage! Lymphatic drainage can be used for many valuable purposes,
Recovery from injuries or surgeries,
as it speeds healing through improved removal of wastes, increased nutritional
flow to cells, and better joint lubrication.
Improved sports recovery and performance,
by improving flow of joint fluid, speeding removal of water and lactic
acids, increasing nutrition to cells and joints
Sinus and cold/flu relief through improved
flow of the fluid that helps fight allergies, viral and bacterial infection,
and other common sinus problems.
Recovery from breast cancer surgery,
other cancers or chemotherapy. (Physician clearance required.)
Relief from menstrual discomforts - enjoy
less cramping and better overall energy with lymphatic drainage therapy
just before or during a period.
Detoxification. Some clients report
that they have less discomfort during menstrual cycles when lymph drainage
therapy is performed just before or during this natural detoxification
process that women experience about once a month.
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For useful lymphatic drainage information,
you may want to review
Massage Therapy for Pregnancy
Coping with stress and
fatigue, easing aches and pains, and learning self-care techniques is healthful
and enjoyable during a normal pregnancy. Massage therapy for the childbearing
year is a wonderful way to relax, increase energy, and relieve discomfort.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage can increase
an athlete's rate of recovery (approximately 30%, some figures show), improve
performance, improve mental focus, and decrease risk of injury. It
may address conditions such as low back pain, golfer's or tennis elbow,
sprains, and strains. Orientation is toward maintaining health and
performing at your best.
For more information:
Energy Therapy Services
Energy therapies at Ishman BodyCare Center & Institute
are meridian-centered therapies, using a highly accurate eastern healthcare
model that has been around for thousands of years. This work involves
an awareness of your own lifestyle choices, stressors, choices and assumptions
we all make each day.
Based on the work of Donna Eden, this therapy can help
you to use your body's energies to:
Strengthen your immune system
Sharpen your mind
Address pain, physical illness and emotional or mental
Achieve a balanced lifestyle with an understanding
of your own natural rhythms and lifestyle choices
Improve your health, joy and vitality
Energy Medicine is both a complement to other approaches
to medical care and a complete system for self-care.
Massage and clinical therapy
services are provided by therapists licensed in the State of Illinois.