Massage Body Work
As a Kinesiologist, not a Registered Massage Therapist, I have extensive training and experience in working in various massage techniques. How the body moves is my prime concern; this involves the skeleton, soft tissue and nerves.
Musculoskeletal pain often results from compensating movement patterns – weak or short soft tissue on one side of the joint and tight or weak, soft tissue on the other. This lends itself to improper movement and possible pain. As a result, to continue to engage in activities, the body starts to compensate and over time, uneven wear and tear occur around joints causing inflammation.
We work to correct these through various massage techniques, assisted movement, and specific exercises.
Trigger points are hyperirritable points that appear in skeletal muscle tissue as palpable nodules in tight bands of muscle fibres. When these trigger points receive compression, there is usually a pain response either at the site or a referred pain response at another location. Conversely, when gentle pressure is applied, trigger points release and the affected muscle can elicit a relaxation response.