Massage therapy uses touch to promote relaxation for physical and psychological healing. A licensed massage therapist works one-on-one with a patient to manipulate muscles and tissues of the body to aid in healing and recovery. Specializing in neuromuscular release and myofascial release, our therapists are experienced in working closely with your other UC Health providers to create a seamless interdisciplinary approach to improving your health.
NMT is a specialized form of Manual Therapy where the therapist uses static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissues of the body (muscles, tendons, and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. Work is followed with Swedish Massage techniques to flush toxins and reintegrate systems.
A systematic application of techniques known to enhance circulation of blood and lymph. Techniques consist of long strokes, kneading, vibration, friction and percussion.
A technique using soft, gentle forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.
A holistic healing practice that uses very light touch to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.
A three-dimensional technique that uses a variety of sustained pressures, in combination with stretch and motion to melt and unravel tension and tissue restrictions in the body.
A direct, noninvasive manual therapy used to normalize joint dysfunction and increase range of motion by placing the affected joints in precise positions enabling the client to perform gentle isometric contractions. These directed movements help correct neuromuscular and joint difficulties.
A client-specific, customized massage session designed to safely meet the unique and changing needs of someone in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short and long term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, while nurturing the body, mind and spirit.