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  • Cupping is a therapy that involves placing cups, typically made of glass, or plastic on the skin to create suction. The suction is created by using a mechanical pump, which causes the air inside the cup to expand and create a vacuum.

  • Cupping is often used for pain relief, relaxation, and to promoting localized blood circulation. It is believed to work by increasing blood flow to the affected area, reducing inflammation, and releasing tension in the muscles and connective tissue.


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)

  • IASTM is a technique used in physical medicine to treat soft tissue injuries and conditions. It involves using specialized tools to apply pressure and manipulation to the skin and underlying soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

  • The instruments used in IASTM are typically made of metal and have various shapes and sizes. They are designed to be used on specific areas of the body to target problem areas and help break up adhesions, scar tissue, and other soft tissue restrictions.

  • During an IASTM session, the practitioner will apply the instrument to the skin and use it to apply pressure and manipulate the soft tissues. This can help reduce pain, improve mobility and range of motion, and promote healing.


Muscle Energy Stretching 

  • Muscle Energy Stretching (MES) is a manual therapy technique used to improve flexibility and range of motion in muscles and joints. It involves actively contracting a muscle against a resistance provided by a therapist, then relaxing the muscle and stretching it further than before.

  • The goal of MES is to restore optimal muscle length and joint mobility by retraining the body's neuromuscular system and breaking up adhesions and other soft tissue restrictions. MES can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle strains, joint pain, and postural imbalances.


Joint Unwinding  

  • Joint unwinding is a manual therapy technique used to release tension and restrictions in the joints and surrounding soft tissues. It involves the therapist applying gentle, rhythmic movements to the joint, allowing it to move freely and release any tightness or adhesions.

  • The goal of joint unwinding is to restore optimal joint mobility and improve overall physical function. It can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including joint pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion.

  • During a joint unwinding session, the therapist will assess the patient's range of motion and identify areas of restriction or tension. They will then apply a specific technique to the affected joint, such as gently moving it through its range of motion or providing a rhythmic rocking motion to encourage the release of tension.

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