Muscle Therapy

For Better Health and Performance
We use such a wide range of techniques here at Spine Consultants that don't belong to a single profession or modality.

Your therapist will conduct a thorough assessment and the during the treatment will accurately detect muscular, joint, fascia and neural restrictions and apply the appropriate technique with the correct amount of sustained pressure to facilitate the appropriate level of release desired. Each treatment is unique and tailored to you as an individual.

Sports Massage

Sports massage intends to increase recovery capacity from exercise and prevent future injuries. Sports Massage is tailored to the athlete and the specific muscle groups used during their particular sport or training. Main benefits of Sports Massage techniques is the increased blood flow to the local area, increased mobility and flexibility while relieving muscle soreness from the activity. 

Deep Tissue massage uses techniques that combine firm (measured) pressure with slow strokes that can compress and reach the deeper layers of muscles and other soft tissues. The force used is firmer than a relaxation massage but is determined by the client’s tolerance level. Deep Tissue massage helps work out the knots and deep muscle tension.

Deep Tissue Massage
Myofascial Cupping

Cupping is an alternative treatment to traditional hands-on manual therapy. The suction cups apply a negative pressure which creates a suction force upon the skin, fascia and muscle tissues in the local area where the cup is applied. This suction is a gentle way to help relax/release the muscles, fascia and even scar tissue while boosting blood flow to the local area. The gentle nature of the cupping techniques can modify and calm the nervous system. The pressure within the cup itself can be reduced/increased and quickly changed for the patient. 

IASTM

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is an effective method to break down and remodel fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The tools give the practitioner a wide range of treatment combinations involving different pressures, directional forces and movement with mobilization techniques. IASTM introduces controlled microtrauma to the soft tissue structures, which can cause a local inflammatory response. Microtrauma begins reabsorption of fibrosis and excessive scar tissues while initiating the cascade of healing properties that result in remodelling of soft tissue structures in the local area. Adhesions within soft tissue can develop from surgeries, repeated activities such as sport/training and other mechanisms. These adhesions remodelled allowing full restoration of healthy tissue to be restored. 

Insturment Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Spinopractic Massage

Spinopractic massage is a hands-on form of manual therapy treatment that focuses on the spine, its muscles, fascia, bones and joints specifically. It is a unique perspective of treatment developed from Spinology. We’ve had great success with chronic conditions of the spine. The painful segment (area) of the spine isn’t always the issue; it can be the segment above or below, causing hypermobility of the now painful segment.

Myofascial Release

A myofascial release treatment is a form of manual therapy used to treat myofascial pain syndromes and other broader areas of fascial tightness. Fascia surrounds, intertwines and supports the muscles, joints, bones and nervous tissue within the body. Myofascial pain syndrome originates from trigger points (or palpable knots) within the myofascial tissues. Myofascial release is a broad treatment designed to achieve an overall increase in mobility while a decrease in pain. It is a slow and gentle treatment approach that is well tolerated by most people.

Myofascial Release