Myoskeletal Alignment is a form of manual therapy that incorporates muscle-balancing techniques with joint-mobilization maneuvers to identify and correct dysfunctional neurologically driven stain and stress on the body. This strain and stress on the body can be caused by poor posture, the body's adaptation to injuries and dissymmetry. Myoskeletal Alignment at Functional Health and Wellness will heal your long term pain and discomfort by identifying the underlying cause with an initial full body assessment and then personalized programs and sessions to correct the body's alignment, relieve pain and improve functionality and mobility. Myoskeletal Alignment was originally developed by Erik Dalton, PhD, in the early 80s after seeing a need for a more integrative perspective on pain science as it applies to the human body.
Sports massage was developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function more efficiently during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. But you don't have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. At Functional Health + Wellness our skilled massage therapists concentrate on specific problems or areas that you present, usually associated with some sort of sports activity, such as running, tennis, or golf. After a great workout a sports massage at Functional Health + Wellness will encourage the return of blood and oxygen to tense areas, and flush out metabolic waste products that have built up during strenuous muscle use. Massage will reduce soreness and will promote greater performance.
Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle style of massage that is designed to improve your circulation, your range of movement, relieve minor muscle pain, and promote overall relaxation. This massage technique is not necessarily designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort but to promote rest and relaxation.
Therapeutic massage encompasses several modalities. At Functional Health + Wellness our therapeutic massage includes; Thai and Swedish and Deep Tissue. Therapeutic massage improves the function of the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, skeletal and nervous systems. It also improves the rate in which the body recovers from injury or illness. Therapeutic massage offers relaxations while also relieving pain and discomfort.
Manual Stretching Therapy
At Functional Health + Wellness we offer manual 1-1 professional stretching services in 15 and 30 minute sessions. We use an active stretching technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of soft tissue, but more importantly, provides functional and physiological restoration. We focus on improving flexibility, joint range of motion and mobility. Other than the obvious benefits of improving an individuals athletic performance, manual stretching can decrease your risk of injury, decreases aches and pains, reduce postural tension due to aging while increasing the blood flow to your muscles to improve your whole body's function.
KINESIO TAPING (FUNCTIONAL ATHLETIC TAPING)
Kinesio Taping or Functional Athletic taping is a rehab taping technique. it is designed to aid in your body's natural healing process while lending support and stability to your muscles and joints. what is great about The Kinesio Taping Method is that it does not restrict your body's range of motion. Receptors within the somatosensory system are targeted and pain relief can occur due to lymphatic drainage that can be enabled by the Kinesio Tape. this is offered by our corrective exercise specialist, manual therapist and athletic trainer and can be done after or during a massage/manual therapy session or for it's own session.
At Functional Health and Wellness we provide a range of exercise and mobility training programs including: Corrective Exercise strategies to help improve muscle imbalances and movement efficiency to decrease the risk of injury and regain performance after injury. Postural Re-Education strategies help align the body relieving stress and pain through restoring proper neural and musculoskeletal function. Functional Strength Training programs improve performance in a variety of movements related to athletics and everyday life.
Nutrition and Wellness counseling
At Functional Health + Wellness we offer educated nutritional guidance and coaching for individuals seeking nutritional advice on weight management and enhancing health and fitness performance. This includes an initial dietary, nutrition and lifestyle assessment. We will then create individualized meal plans/shopping lists and recipes to improve your daily nutrition and help you reach your personal health goals. Followed up with weekly and monthly consulting to promote results and continue to improve your overall wellness.
NUTRITION PROGRAMS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: Weight Loss Anti Inflammatory Meal Planning Healing Chronic Digestive Issues Family MEAL PLANS Sports Nutrition
COOKING WITH NUTRITION CLASSES
IN-HOME PERSONAL OR FAMILY COOKING CLASSES AVAILABLE. OUR NUTRITION SPECIALISTS MEETS YOU IN THE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME FOR 1 ON 1 OR GROUP COOKING CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS OF CULINARY EXPERTISE- FROM THE NOVICE (NEVER COOKED BEFORE) TO THE EXPERT FOODIE, WE HAVE + CREATE INTERACTIVE CLASSES TAILORED TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES SPECIFIC HEALTH GOALS AND EDUCATION GOALS. our COOKING WITH nutrition CLASSES ARE A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL WAY TO LEARN TO COOK NUTIRTIOUS, DELICIOUS AND NEW MEALS. (1- 1 HOUR IN OFFICE SESSION IS REQUIRED BEFORE COOKING CLASSES. FOR INITIAL CONSULTATION.) OTHER INTERACTIVE NUTRITION SERVICES: PANTRY CLEANSE GROCERY SHOPPING MEAL PREP LEFTOVER TAKEOVER