At Body Fix Therapies we have a very unique therapeutic model that really isn’t done in Sacramento. We are an Orthopedic Massage Therapy Clinic.
What is Orthopedic massage? Orthopedic basically means to correct or balance. So our focus to alleviate and reverse different musculoskeletal dysfunctions that cause chronic pain and discomfort as well as treating acute injuries.
In order to be so successful at treating these conditions we must have information. LOTS of information! So we perform very comprehensive Evaluations and Consults before and after each treatment session. Types of data we are collecting are: Detailed health histories, specifics pertaining to current issues, lifestyle habits and activities, medications, surgeries, current health program, X-rays and MRI reports, etc. All of this information is critical for us to be as effective as we are (and we are very good at what we do!)
We schedule time before and after a session to collect data as well as review and plan. Everything is tailored to that specific patient. Each session builds on the last. As we progress we devote more time to hands on work compared to non hands on so the patient gets the maximum benefits from each treatment session.
In addition, the hands on treatment a patient receives might be a bit different than what people expect from massage therapy. Our patients come to us with goals such as pain relief, function improvement, etc. So each session is going to be designed for what that patient needs that particular day. We don’t perform cookie cutter treatments. We have a wide variety of tools in our tool belt modality wise to be able to meet the patients needs. We don’t believe one style or modality is better than another. Our motto is ” The Right Treatment, at the Right Time, Applied in the Right Way.”
We have a few unique techniques, such as the neuromuscular re-education technique developed by our Master Therapist. During our sessions we search for soft tissue holding patterns which keep a person from getting better. Holding patterns occur due to people doing the same movements repetitively, compensating for an injury or holding a certain posture for long periods of time, often years. Our end goal is to realign your posture to a balanced state so that there are no areas that incur strain, which is often the primary cause of chronic injury and pain.
Our different techniques work to break holding patterns in a manner that keeps the client as relaxed as possible so as to have the effects last as long as possible. While what we do can fall into the deep tissue massage category we do not hold to the theory that it has to hurt in order to work. In fact, we have found it to be quite the opposite, that if a client is not relaxed due to the pain the practitioner is causing then the muscles will only contract more as they fight against the discomfort. We only go as deep and as fast as each person’s body is ready for, as opposed to aggressive applications which engage the body’s defense mechanisms. This allows us to be very thorough and produces longer lasting, more productive results. It can be a very relaxing massage and more people fall asleep during these types of sessions then during a typical Swedish massage!
Each massage is tailored to the needs and goals of each client. There is never a routine. Soft tissue holding patterns require a person to be relaxed in order to let go, which can take some time, so we generally do not do sessions less than 90 minutes including pre and post session consults.
We have great success with fibromyalgia / chronic myofascial pain syndrome, Auto Accident and Work Comp injuries, chronic fatigue, migraines, headaches, TMJ, issues relating to stenosis, disc herniation and degenerative disc disease, old injury treatment, dysfunctions resulting from chronic disease such as MS, lupus, and Auto-Immune disorders, as well as any other re-occurring areas with pain.