The term 'Biodynamic' relates to the body's natural state and the forces which act upon it to cause movement. This style of evidence-informed massage centers around a therapeutic model that focuses on the assessment and correction of muscular, visceral, or physiological imbalances which can affect the normal functionality of the body.
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Biodynamic massage centers around a therapeutic-based model which focuses on muscular, and physiological imbalances. Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) uses a variety of treatments designed to achieve results.
The goal of our medically-based massage treatment is the resolution of joint, and muscular imbalances and organ discomfort derived from:
Myofascial integration is a method that involves evaluating and manually treating the connective tissue or fascia located beneath the skin. The main purpose of this technique is to relieve adhesions that can cause restrictions in the movement of muscle fibres. It focuses on the pain that can result from the tough membranes that wrap, connect, and support the muscular system. This technique is usually effective in treating soft tissue tension and limited range of motion.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) are a group of musculoskeletal disorders affecting the masticatory muscles, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and their associated structures. Evidence suggests that TMJD is commonly associated with other conditions of the head and neck region, including cervical spine disorders and headaches, and is commonly treated by registered massage therapists using both intra and extra-oral techniques. The TMJ is the joint responsible for connecting the bottom portion of the jaw called the mandible to the temporal region of the skull. Patients suffering from TMJD may not realize just how often they use their jaw, as it is very important for daily activities like yawning, talking, and eating. If the jaw is not working properly, this can lead to a significant amount of pain, discomfort, and even postural imbalances when left untreated.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.
Lymphatic massage, sometimes called manual lymphatic drainage, is a type of medical massage. It can help treat lymphedema, in which lymphatic fluid collects in certain areas of the body because it cannot drain away effectively.
Visceral manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that assists your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that can lead to pain and dysfunction. This treatment is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy used to help your internal organs (viscera) glide smoothly within your body. Our therapists use this technique to treat abdominal pain, organ referral pain, constipation, cramps, indigestion, GERD, uterus, bladder, abdominal surgeries, hyterectomoy, surgery scars and so much more! Reach out if you have any questions and we can discuss privately.
Joint mobilization is a physical therapy technique designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms, release tension, and improve flexibility in a joint. These motions stretch and strengthen the tissue surrounding the bone, which also helps reduce pain and increase the range of motion.
Osteopathy is a type of treatment that emphasizes physical manipulation of the body's muscle tissue and bones. Its name derives from Ancient Greek "bone" and "pain, suffering".Using several OMT techniques, The RMT apply gentle pressure to manipulate the muscles, soft tissues, and joints. The treatment encourages your body to heal itself by ensuring that your bones and muscles are aligned and balanced properly.
Trigger point therapy is a technique used to treat muscular knots. It involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. This type of treatment is also known as TP release, myofascial trigger point work, or the NMT trigger point method. All of these methods involve treating myofibril nodules that develop due to overwork and stress.
During claims-related treatments, RMTs are responsible for evaluating their patients' current work and personal life-related setbacks and creating treatment plans that align with the practice standards established by the College of Massage Therapy of BC (CMTBC). As such, therapists are required to employ evidence-based practices while providing treatment which must include the functional or return-to-work goals that the plan aims to achieve, as well as the active interventions that will be used in treatment, and any other factors that may contribute to the client's recovery.