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*** Do you have chronic pain or an old injury that just won't get better?
*** Have you done "all the right things" (physical therapy, chiropractor, massage, medication) and you still aren't able to be pain-free?
Then you owe it to yourself to receive a Onsen Manual Therapy Session with Steve.
is a Certified Onsen Technique® Therapist, a STOTT Pilates Instructor (with specialized training in Pilates for Rehabilitation) and GYROTONIC® method Trainer.
Experience the difference of having a skilled Movement Specialist as your therapist, who understands your body, muscular imbalances, injuries, compensation patterns and movement in an entirely deeper way.
About Insurance: Steve happily accepts No Fault Insurance referrals. Talk to your Doctor for a referral and get out of pain faster. Steve also offers Manual Therapy sessions at your home or condo in the greater Inland Empire area (travel fee applied). Please inquire!
"An Onsen Manual Therapy session includes unique key components: assessment, muscle energy technique, post-isometric relaxation, transverse friction massage, myofascial release, and exercise for stability."
Assessment is how Steve will find where your body's structure is limited/stuck and where it may be hypermobile. This will provide the roadmap to bring you back to balance.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a means of manually assessing imbalances and distortions in the skeletal system and correcting them, via the soft tissue, using a tiny amount of the patient's own energy (force) applied in a specific direction. Extremely gentle, MET provides dramatic and lasting improvements in flexibility, muscle tension and comfort.
Post-Isometric Relaxation works with the natural laws of the body. When a muscle has been actively contracted, the nervous system responds with an appropriate level of relaxation when the muscle relaxes.
Transverse Friction Massage works to break up scar tissue and adhesions that may have formed during an injury or repetitive use injury. Frictions help restore elasticity and increase blood flow to the area being worked. This helps to remove waste products, toxins, and bring in fresh nutrients, blood and oxygen to an area promoting healing.
Myofascial Release works to release held patterns and adhesions in the fascia (a connective tissue in the body that gives us our shape). Fascia is the highest innverated tissue in the body, and responds well to this specific technique. Traditional massage does not address Fascia.
Optional Exercises may be given to provide either stability or mobility to the affected area(s). Steve may also recommend and/or incorporate therapeutic exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Chi Kung, Meditation, or breathwork exercises as homework to enhance the results from your session. Private Therapeutic Exercise/Yoga sessions are also available separately.
90 minute sessions are recommended for new clients, as well as complex "issues in the tissues," and for folks who simply enjoy a longer session.
60 minute sessions are best for follow up care or for specific needs (e.g., taping, shoulder treatment, or general therapeutic massage needs - including sports massage).