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Giselle Toran has studied and applies Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage system into her orthopedic sessions. Lowe’s orthopedic massage is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary system based on 4 principles created by Lowe. The system, while innovative, is research and outcome-based.
- Orthopedic Assessment-to access the ‘how and where’ of muscle and tissue injury or why a client is in pain.
- Matching the Physiology of the Injury with the Physiological Effects of Treatment – to emphasize the critical importance of knowing why a practitioner/therapist might use a particular massage technique on a particular injury or pain.
- Treatment Adaptability – to be able to adapt different massage treatments/techniques that best produce a pain free outcome.
- Understanding the Rehabilitation Protocol – For treating pain and injuries it is very helpful to both the therapist and the client to understand the healing process of the body and the type of pain or injury.
Knowing when to apply massage is part of quality treatment. The orthopedic massage practitioner is knowledgeable and skilled in their understanding of pain and injury conditions and massage treatment techniques. They are also skillful critical thinkers. This combination of expertise provides for the most effective treatment of soft tissue pain and injury conditions using massage therapy. Also, there’re able to treat their clients’ problems as unique.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is a specific pressure style of massage therapy directly targeting trigger points and chronic muscular tension areas. You, as the client receiving this advanced style of therapy, actively participates during each pressure release sequence by the simple act of breathing deeply while the therapist holds the point of pressure for 8 to 12 seconds or until you feel the pressure is less.