Sports Performance/ Rehabilitation Therapy
Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a revolutionary massage method that is used on athletes and chronic pain sufferers. It is not a relaxation, “check-out and wake me when it’s over” massage. With Soft Tissue Release, Julie uses pin and stretch of the muscle, Active Isolated Stretching™, deep tissue, mobilization with movement and trigger point therapy. Julie and her clinets work together with both passive and active stretches to increase range of motion, strength output and effectiveness of movement.
The goal is to effect the autonomic nervous system in a way that creates a spontaneous release of the congestion in the muscles tissue, obtaining the original resting length of the previously injured muscle. The goal is muscle memory rather than physical interference with injury. These concepts are based on the new science of Quantum Physics as they apply to accelerated healing and the release that can be obtained by quickly reprogramming the nervous system.
At the heart of STR is a specific compression and precise extension. This coordinated movement is administered in a systematic manner resulting in a profound opening effect on all micro trauma and scar tissue. Muscle memory is engaged and relief from pain starts immediately.
Who needs STR?
Chronic low back pain, including piriformis syndrome and sciatic pain
Whiplash Injuries, including neck pain, pain “between the shoulder blades”, upper back issues; and headaches/ migraines associated with whiplash injuries
Sports Injuries, including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, shin splints, knee pain, hamstring, quad, IT band problems and adductor and groin injuries
Carpal Tunnel pain, and other repetitive injuries such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff and frozen shoulder problem
Athletes, to improve strength and speed output and overall effectiveness; can be used pre-game, post-game and with regular maintenance throughout the season will help with tissue repair
Some of the Benefits of Sports Rehabilitation Therapy
- Increased strength of the affected area or whole body
- Increased range of motion
- Enhanced circulation and oxygenation of tissues
- Substantial decrease in pain (9 out of 10 people report an 85% reduction in overall pain after the first treatment
- Lowered occurrence of re-injury
- Increased overall activity and energy level
Muscle Awareness Technique
Julie also uses Muscle Awareness Technique, which is a manual therapy that combines breathwork, acupressure, massage therapy, passive and active stretching, and special educational visual and aural cues designed specifically for the unique needs of each client.
This technique is a highly valuable tool for connecting and reintegrating the nervous system with the body. It furthers reduction in inflammation and pain, increases range of motion; and increases muscle tone, pliability and memory while the client is becoming aware of the change from body limitations to enhanced physical range of motion.
Julie’s advanced training, extensive experience, and intuitive presence with her clients enables to her accurately assess, and create a unique program for all her clients.