When you have been suffering from chronic pain, Integrated Positional Therapy is a great option. It takes treatment to a deeper level by re-positioning and using passive movement to the body in ways to communicate to the deeper muscles. Because of poor habits, injuries, and lifestyle it is easy to confuse muscles and making them forget their natural state of being. As a result, muscles tend to remain short and tight or long and tight, which cause chronic pain.
This is a clothes on session, so it is best to wear yoga like or loose clothing to move in. No dresses, skirts, short-shorts. There is some participation on your part to optimize the treatment. Don’t worry, it is very easy.
As a part of this modality, you will receive parts of the technique you can do at home or on your own time (no matter where you are) to establish better habits for prevention of the same or additional pain. Please click & read Integrated Positional Therapy for a better insight about this modality.
Benefits from getting this type of massage includes:
|* Increase blood flow||* Long lasting||* Relieve fatigue|
|* Relax the deeper muscles||* Work out waste in the tissues||* Reduction of acute and chronic pain|
|* Increase range of movement||* Lengthens and relaxes muscles||* Stimulates nervous system|
|* Reduce stiffness|
Integrated Positional Therapy incorporates two distinctive techniques: Muscle Energy Technique (MET), which essentially fatigues the muscle group. This is great for stubborn muscles. It does use some stretches, but mild. Just enough to make a difference.
And, Strain Counter-strain (SCS), which shortens the muscles. This is a very gentle, yet effective way to let deeper muscles remember that their natural state is in the relaxed state. Neither of these techniques cause pain when the work is being done, and the results are long lasting.
This treatment is also ideal for those who play sports or does any kind of repetitive movement throughout the day.
To select packages, the scheduler will take you through regular booking. After you chose the date and time of your first appointment, it will give you a chance of choosing your package. The above list gives your the breakdown of the benefits to choose from.
Other Useful Information
Please connect with your doctor to get his or her professional opinion on whether or not this modality will be ideal for you.
Just like with Swedish massage, Integrated Positional Therapy can effect the lymphatic system. If you have known lymphatic issues, had lymph nodes removed, or diagnosed with cancer and currently in treatment, or have been out of treatment for less than 3 months; it is important to let your therapist know.
However, it is an awareness that must be shared so that your therapist can better serve you. At Intuitive Spirit Healing Arts, we have been trained for addressing these issues and are capable in adjusting to anything you may need.
Cold, Flu or other Types of Virus
If you have a cold the flu or strep throat (or the like), it is preferrable for you to wait until you get better before having your massage. This protects you, the therapist and other clients.
It protects you because sometimes if you have a massage while you are sick (especially at the start of the cold or virus), it may make you feel worst. With effluerage, we are moving blood, lymph, and other fluids in the body and will have a better chance (not in a good way) to spread the virus in areas it may not be present or was not planning to go.
If you stay home and rest, then your body will do what it is good at by giving your immune system a chance to take care of those little buggers.
Injury or Surgery
If you had a recent injury or surgery, give yourself some time before having that area worked on. If there is healthy swelling or warmth in the area, that means your body is being a superstar by starting the healing process. With massage, you don’t want to risk taking that effort away from your body by moving the healthy swelling or warm out from the area it is serving.
However, if you are in excruciating pain, you can still book a service to help with the pain. You can book an energy work like Reiki or Energy Balancing; or just let your therapist know and we can work around it.
If you have skin issues that are contagious at the time you are having your service, please contact us and re-book your service until the inflammation has gone. These would include poison ivy, poison oak, chicken pocks, shingles, herpes flare up, scabies, staph infection or the like.
However, if you have eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis these are okay to receive massage. They are not contagious.
Other Health Concerns
If you have other health concerns that you are not sure if massage could help or not, please consult with your doctor.
Referrals of a Doctor
Keep in mind that if you have referred by your doctor and you are working with a specific condition, always let your doctor know your progress and when you received your massage.
Massage Therapy or other healing services we do here, we do not claim that it will heal or cure diseases. Please do not stop taking any medication your doctor prescribed you with. If you think you are feeling better as a result of your healing arts services, them please have a discussion with your doctor and get reliable test done to track any changes you are experiencing.
Yes, we do alternative services here, but we have great respect for the care a physician can provide. When we work together, we all (including you) can better serve you for a healthier and thriving life.