Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension
in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a
highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to
misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to
the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the
session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in
mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that
plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal
of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating
and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender
areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the
belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body.
These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical,
mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is
applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger
points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are
lasting and profoundly transformative.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension
right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a
specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition
to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair
massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you
can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing
for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually
shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit
into your busy schedule.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It
combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling,
kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The
benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief
from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced
mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by massage therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and osteopathic physicians to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation
A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can
channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the
natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and
Japanese, literally ‘universal life energy.’
Leslie has completed and been certified in levels 1 & 2.