What is Muscle Therapy?

Paul Silvia's Muscle Therapy is a multi- faceted "hands-on" approach. In Paul's specialized muscle therapy, various techniques are used to relieve pain and promote healing. These techniques are effective and non invasive, involving a personalized approach. Treatment may involve a combination of the following techniques:

Acupressure/Shiatsu

This form of massage is applied with finger or hand pressure. Its goal is to stimulate what Chinese medical practitioners call CHI. Acupressure can be powerful for relieving common complaints such as headaches, backaches, sinus pain, neck pain and eyestrain as well as promote healing of sports injuries .

Soft muscle tissue work/Swedish Massage

A technique that uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work the entire body, relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints.

Reiki

An ancient Japanese technique to balance energy flow in the body.

Therapeutic Range-of-Motion Technique

A technique designed to increase movement in the extremities.

Myofasciai Release

A specialized technique involving stretching the fascia (connective tissue).

Myofascial Unwinding

A movement facilitation technique utilized to decrease pain, increase range of motion and eliminate subconscious "holding or bracing pat terns". It also increases proprioceptive awareness and functional mobility of the neuro/ myofascial/osseous systems.

Craniosacral Therapy

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system, which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Bradley Technique

A unique, whole-system approach that weaves together circulation therapy. Foot Zone therapy, acupressure, breathing and movement therapy, body-mind interconnectedness and fascia manipulation.

For these techniques to be most effective, communication and feedback between therapist and client is encouraged.

Muscle Therapy Tips

After a muscle therapy session, drink plenty of water to aid in the removal of toxins. Also, avoid any vigorous activity immediately fol lowing the session. It is recommended to either rest or take a casual walk.

Seated Muscle Therapy

A 10-30 minute Seated Muscle Therapy session focuses on the shoulders, back, neck and arms. It promotes stress release in these areas and overall wellness. Paul has conducted numerous sessions for employees at various businesses in the area.

For many clients, it Is their first exposure to muscle therapy, and many have continued with additional sessions as well as giving gift certificates to friends and family.

What are the benefits of Muscle Therapy?

  • Stimulates circulation and lymphflow
  • Helps release toxins
  • Relieves muscular soreness
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves body's healing process
  • Relieves pain
  • Strengthens immune system