Angel’s massage techniques and areas of focus include, but are not limited to, neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release.
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a type of massage therapy that focuses on the treatment of soft tissue pain and dysfunction caused by imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. It is a form of manual therapy that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the body, known as trigger points, to release tension and alleviate pain.
NMT is based on the concept that the body has the ability to heal itself, and that the therapist’s role is to facilitate this healing process by addressing the root cause of the problem. This may involve identifying and treating trigger points, as well as correcting postural imbalances and addressing other factors that contribute to pain and dysfunction.
Angel will typically begin by assessing the client’s posture, range of motion, and areas of pain or discomfort. Based on this assessment, she will then develop a treatment plan that may involve a combination of massage techniques, stretching, and other modalities.
NMT is commonly used to treat a wide range of conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and sports injuries. It is also used to treat chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
Neuromuscular therapy can be an effective approach to addressing soft tissue pain and dysfunction, and may be a good option for individuals seeking a non-invasive, holistic approach to pain management.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a form of manual therapy that is used to treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction by releasing tension in the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs in the body.
MFR is based on the concept that tension in the fascia can lead to pain and restricted movement, and that releasing this tension can help to alleviate these symptoms. During a myofascial release session, Angel will use gentle, sustained pressure and stretching techniques to release tension in the fascia and promote relaxation and healing.
MFR may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions. It may also be used to improve mobility and flexibility, enhance athletic performance, and promote overall health and wellness.
One of the benefits of myofascial release is that it is generally a gentle and non-invasive form of therapy, and can be customized to the individual needs of each client. It can also be combined with other forms of therapy, such as massage, stretching, and exercise, to enhance its effectiveness.