Massage at Whole Medicine consists of a non-invasive approach to doing bodywork. Myofascial techniques are used in order to work with clients who have hypertonic and often painful areas that need to be worked. People who suffer from chronic pain or degenerative illnesses may not be able to tolerate deep tissue and the myofascial work is a way to get into tissue without hurting them. It is a subtle technique but the results are often a very deep release.
Trigger point techniques are beneficial to clients who are experiencing referred pain injury or overuse and are in need of immediate relief. These techniques are much more specific and are designed to find "knots" in the muscles and release them. Trigger point techniques are often combined with sports massage in order to stretch and take a clients joints through a range of motion. This is helpful in both situations of hypertonicity as well as athletes wanting to reduce their recovery time and decrease chance of injury.
Sessions frequently include reflexology techniques as this is a great way to allow a person to relax while also hitting target reflex points in the feet that are directly connected to areas of concern.