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Renew+Restore provides a variety of Manual Therapy, Acupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial, Muscle Therapies and Medical Massage Therapies

Myofascial Therapy and Muscle Therapy treatment is planned out with a specific goal in mind, and will factor into a larger treatment plan that is based around your health needs and goals. Therapy can be intended to assist conditions that have been diagnosed by a Physician. 
Myofascial Therapy 

Myofascial technique focuses on relaxing the fascia. Fascia is the connective tissues surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the body.

Myofascial techniques involve the therapist applying pressure and palpations in opposing directions, which relaxes the tissues. It can help ease pain and increase mobility in the tissues and surrounding muscles.

Acupressure
 
A treatment based on the traditional Chinese medicine. With acupressure, a Therapist applies pressure on specific places of the body. These places are called acupoints. Pressing these points can help release muscle tension and promote blood circulation.
Acupressure, is an alternative medicine technique. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body.

Acupressure is an ancient therapeutic technique that is one modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine 
(TCM), a comprehensive medical system with over 4,000 years of history. Acupressure utilizes the same 
medical theory used in acupuncture. In acupressure, gentle pressure is applied to specific locations on the 
body called “acupoints”, instead of the insertion of an acupuncture needle. Pressure can be applied with 
the fingers and hands, elbows, or special acupressure tools. Acupoints are locations on the skin that are 
sensitive to and conduct the body’s bioelectrical impulses. Pressure on these points stimulates the nervous 
system, releases endorphins, increases blood flow and tissue oxygenation, and releases muscular tension, 
which in turn promotes an innate healing response. In addition to these physical responses, acupressure 
is known to help soothe emotional tension and promote relaxation. In some clinical settings, other tools 
such as magnets, lasers, or tuning forks may be used to stimulate acupoints. The term ‘acupoint therapy’ 
is often used as an umbrella term that includes the full spectrum of acupoint stimulation (acupressure, 
acupuncture, and other modalities).
Acupressure can be used for a range of concerns, such as body pain, headaches, digestive concerns, 
anxiety, and insomnia. Because it is so effective, acupuncturists will often use acupressure in their clinics 
when working with children, or for patients of any age who have highly sensitive nervous systems or are 
fearful of needles. Acupressure can also be taught to a wide range of other healthcare providers and 
caregivers, and is a powerful self-care tool for patients. 
TCM is based on the fundamental understanding that each individual has vital life force energy, known as 
qi, flowing through their body in distinct pathways called meridians. Hundreds of acupoints are located 
along the meridian pathways. It is thought that when the flow of energy through the meridians is disrupted 
by injury, illness, lifestyle factors, or emotional stress, a person may start to experience unpleasant 
symptoms. Stimulating the acupoints promotes a balanced, smooth flow of qi to restore function, reduce 
symptoms, and improve overall health and wellbeing. Each acupoint has a specific function, based on 
its relationship to the meridian and organ system, the local anatomical region, and other aspects of TCM 
theory. Because the body is connected by virtue of the meridians, stimulating an acupoint on one part of 
the body is believed to create a modulating, healing impact on other body regions.
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INTEGRATIVE NURSING: ACUPRESSURE
Introduction to Acupressure      

 

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