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Corrective Bodywork and Resistance Stretching

These techniques focus on soft tissue alignment to alleviate body pain caused by postural imbalance, injuries, or congested areas. Bad posture, weak or restricted muscles or distortions and disorganization in the soft tissue can result in many types of pain and symptoms.

The use of mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics) promote mobility, in otherwise impaired or painful movements.

Also know as Orthopedic Massage, this is an advanced clinical / medical massage & bodywork therapy that assesses and treats musculoskeletal dysfunctions—soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments), and fascia to relieve and eliminate chronic pain and injuries, performed with the intent of improving medical conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician  

The therapy, a synergism of several bodyworking modalities including Functional  Assessment,  Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Mobilization, Trigger Point Myotherapy, Structural Integration, Neuromuscular re-education, Scar Tissue Mobilization, PNF Stretching, strengthening, and specific client home care protocols, to address the diagnosed condition, and treat orthopedic soft-tissue problems including, sports injuries, occupational overuse cases, and chronic pain.

Structural integration helps the body return to structural and functional postural alignment by removing tensions and restrictions in areas that have been held tight, and by further balancing myofascial relationships throughout the entire body

Warming, softening, and mobilizing the fascia and moving the fascial layers back to normal resting positions, facilitates musculoskeletal balance throughout the body, and restores all opposing muscle groups throughout the body to their normal resting lengths

Treatment restores balance to opposing muscle groups throughout the body, by first lengthening short, tight muscle groups and then toning the opposing weak inhibited tissues.

The combination of these techniques allows clients to obtain immediate and pain free movement and complete structural balance throughout the body in the most challenging and complicated conditions.


The fundamental principle of resistance stretching is to strengthen the weak, sub-activated tissue, and open and expand the strong, dense tissue.  By following this principle, Practitioners and clients are able to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system, changing the way they move and reducing wear and tear on the body.  This is achieved primarily by using the eccentric muscle contraction – contracting a muscle while it lengthens – which is inverse to the more commonly understood concentric contraction (e.g. biceps curl).  While concentric contractions help to build strength in muscles, they can also contribute to the development of excess muscle tension.  In addition to the concentric contraction, some other causes of tension imbalance include physical injuries, lengthy sedentary positions, and emotional trauma.  While excess muscle tension can reduce flexibility, create “knots”, and decrease range of motion, thus reducing functionality, reduced tension and weakness from lack of use or traumatic injury can also cause joint alignment issues that lead to chronic pain and reduced function.

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Resistance Stretching Video