Core Movement Integration
Core Movement Integration (CMI) is similar to traditional systems like yoga and t'ai chi where movement is used to explore the connection between body and mind to improve health. The unique aspect of CMI is that the system provides a body map of 6 movement pathways, each a baseline of the natural movements we use in our daily lives. By exploring these pathways we retrain our brains by using our bodies to bypass our habitual compensations. We learn how to move efficiently, and learn how to find our way out of pain and dysfunction.
In a one on one session or in a class setting CMI involves walking assessments; guided movement lessons and body scan meditations. The movements are slow and mindful to allow the brain time to understand and integrate the lessons. The practitioner may offer hands-on guidance.
Clinical Massage Therapy uses a variety of modalities and techniques to address many musculoskeletal conditions causing pain, range of motion loss, or if there has been an injury. The modality used in a treatment depends on the specific condition being worked with.
Some conditions treated with Clinical Massage Therapy are:
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Tension Headaches
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
Deep Tissue Therapy
A common misconception of Deep Tissue Therapy is that it is or must be painful. Often when someone is looking for Deep Tissue Therapy they ask for "lots of pressure". Lots of pressure is not Deep Tissue, in fact it can cause the opposite effect if applied too quickly and only work the larger more superficial muscles, or cause the client to tense restricting depth. Deep Tissue Therapy is used to remedy specific conditions when working with the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue is necessary. Slow myofascial techniques, slow deep friction of adhesions, some intensive cross fiber friction may be involved. Sometimes this can be intense, and at times pain can be a result. Always keep your therapist informed of your comfort level when receiving deep work. Pain is not gain here.