We are at about the half way point with our overview of the different modalities of massage therapy, and it is no surprise to me how much I have learned in this overview, but that is not the only objective. I hope that you have been finding new and interesting information or have been reminded of modalities that you may not have thought about in a while. Either way, I hope that all the readers are getting as much out of this overview as I have been getting. Now let’s continue our overview by starting with Myofascial Massage.
Myofascial Release Therapy is the manipulation of the fascia, which is a kind of tissue that holds together all the muscles, arteries, bones and organs. Myofascial release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tension and trauma. This modality was developed by John Barnes in the late 1960’s.
Myotherapy is a method of relaxing muscle spasms, improving circulation, and alleviating pain. Myotherapy works by defusing “trigger points”. Trigger points are knots of muscle tension that often transfer pain to other parts of the body. Developed by Bonnie Prudden, the myotherapist alleviates the spasms by pressing on appropriate trigger points by means of fingers, knuckles, elbows, or body tools to return the affected muscle to its normal resting and relaxed condition.
Narapathy is a gentle massage of connective tissue designed to restore the flow of energy through the body to optimal levels. Holistic in nature Narapathy pays attention to nutrition, lifestyle, diet and movement. Developed by a chiropractor in 1907 one of the prime focuses of Narapathy is the attention to the ligaments that encase the spinal column.
Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle massage and is often referred to as the most homeopathic of bodywork therapies. Developed by British osteopath Authur Pauls, Ortho-Bionomy uses gentle manipulation and movements to find the position of most comfort in response to pain. Once located, the practitioner will work from there to release the core problem or issue.
Oshiatsu Massage was developed in New York by Oshi is the product of years of practice. Oshi is a world renowned speaker and educator.
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