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Functional Movement Massage Therapy

Now this is a little different…. Functional Movement  Massage Therapy is a combination of massage and functional movement. It is based on the idea that lasting results begin with restoring proper functional movement. This provides the best environment for the body to heal and thrive.

 

Client Centred: We begin with a client centred care philosophy that recognizes the importance of treating the whole person. 

Healthy~Fit~Well Circle: There is a strong connection between health, fitness, and wellness. When our health is affected, it affects our capacity for active living and fitness. Current research shows just how important active living is for not only our mental health and well-being but also how we interact with the world around us.

Client Empowered: A priority is placed on an individualized approach that supports the client in participating in their treatment program. One size does not fit all.

I have been working with clients for over 22 years and have found that we have the most success when we take the time to properly assess and identify 3 main factors: 

  • the nature of the issue
  • the underlying causes
  • challenges to recovery

Self-Powered Health: We then combine treatment with education and “at home” programs so that we are using a collaborative approach to ensure the results are long lasting.  We can’t change what we don’t know.

 

What is Functional Movement Therapy:

 Functional Movement Therapy is a unique form of massage therapy that considers alignment, postural effects, and movement patterns to address injury and active living issues. Treatment blends massage/trigger point therapy, joint mobility, stretching, and myofascial release techniques along with improving our body awareness and mechanics to make lasting changes.

 Changing things at the source: We might not think of it this way but how we move, sit or even sleep is based on habits and patterns. We develop these as we grow and develop, from activities we partake in and even based on cultural/age norms. However, these patterns are affected a great deal from injury or painful conditions. We adjust and adapt how we are in our bodies and how we move.

Lasting Change:  Functional Movement Therapy looks for any patterns that are not functioning well and creates a more natural movement shift without restrictions. This helps to re-educate our posture and body movement patterns allowing us to feel more “in tuned and in control” so that we move better and more efficiently.  It is grounded in the idea that lasting results start with restoring your capacity for “natural ease of movement”. You’ll hear this a lot when working with me as it provides the best environment for the body to heal and thrive.  Even with new injuries, our bodies compensate and adapt for this ~this is where we start.

The right fit? Clients work with me to either help grow and improve specific activity skills or to recover from and resolve painful movement and mobility issues or injuries. I work with clients from all age groups, walks of life, and activity levels. The common ground with all my clients is wanting to move better and a commitment to working together towards this goal!

Goals & Overcoming challenges: Whether for an injury or a long-standing issue, we begin by identifying the health goal and what obstacles might be hindering the process of getting better.

 

Living Ergonomics: 

More than just how you sit at work… I like to extend ergonomics to include how we use our body to interact with the world around us. Developing an awareness of our living ergonomics is very important in making lasting changes.

Many times, challenges to overcoming conditions are connected to our patterns or habits of functional mobility, posture and alignment, as well as new and pre-existing injuries.  

In other words -our bodies are just not moving as well as they could. -It is these factors that are causal or at least contribute to loss of mobility, joint pain, myofascial tension or pain, and protective compensation patterns. The good news is that these are not etched in stone -but respond well to new learning. And that’s where I come in.

Living Ergonomics

How do you connect with your body? And how do you connect with your environment?

Daily To-Do Exercise

Not always sure what’s best or how to get started? Let’s come up with a plan together!

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