Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction.
Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. Â It can be preventative orÂ restorative, helping to maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical function or relieve pain.
Massage therapy can help with a range of conditions such as:
- Injuries due to a motor vehicle accident
- Muscle tension/spasms
- Inflammatory conditions
- Back/Leg/Neck Pain
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) taps into a motion called the craniosacral rhythm that can be felt most strongly at your head (cranium) and the base of your spine (sacrum). The rhythem is created by a “wave” of fluid which continuoulsy ebbs and flows in the space around teh brain and spinal cord. This rhythm can be felt throughout your tissues.
Tension anywhere in your body can restrict the flow of the craniosacral rhythm. Practitioners use gentle touch, often less than a nickle’s weigh, to subtly correct that rhythm. In the process, tension can spontaneously release,Â allowingÂ for positive change to occur throughout the body.
VitalChecks’ Sajida Habib RMT, CST is trained in both massage therapy and craniosacral therapy. She focuses on rehabilitation and investigates the cause of illness (not just symptom). She specializes in whiplash, temporomandibular dysfunction, overuse injuries (tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries etc.) and, fibromyalgia.