Massage and Positional Release Therapy

Most people really don't know the differences in massage techniques. What they really want is to feel relief from muscular pain/dysfunction, increase flexibility  or relief from stress and anxiety. They want to sleep better, reduce inflammation and improve circulation.

When you are in that deep state of relaxation so that you are  between being awake and asleep this is exactly what you experience during a session on the Richway Biomat Far Infrared healing Mat during your massage, CranioSacral Therapy or Positional Release session.

The use of  this amazing healing mat is included in and featured during each session combining far infrared light-nature's superconductor and negative ion therapy that provides amazing results.

The Biomat is made of amethyst crystals that intensify effects of far infrared light waves (these are the same waves as sunlight without the harmful UV/UVA rays). These waves penetrate tissue up to 8" stimulating the regenerating of nerves and muscle/fascia layers.

The Biomat also produces negative ions which affects the body at the molecular level. Negative ion therapy accelerates the body's natural healing and cleansing processes. Negative Ion therapy is helpful in alleviating allergies, migraines and sinus problems.

These components are transferred through the amethyst quartz channels. Amethyst Quartz has been scientifically found to offer the steadiest, most powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves and the highest vibrational freqencies into the body.

Massage and bodywork are essential to out health and wellbeing.


Positional Release Technique

The Positional Release Technique is a very specialized technique focusing on treating protective muscle spasm in the body. This technique involves findind a tender point in the body( fascia, ligament, tendon, muscle and joints) and moving the body or that part  away from the restricted motion barrier  and toward the position of greatest comfort.

Once in this position of comfort, the point should no longer be tender. This precise position is held for a minimum of 90 seconds but can be help for several minutes. During this time period, the person may feel heat, vibration, pulsation and can even reproduce their symptoms. Once the release is complete, the heat, vibration, pulsation and pain will diminish and there will be a sense of lengthening and relaxation in the tissues. Once the release is felt, the patient is slowly taken out of the position of comfort and the tissues should be relaxed.  The tender point should either be completely gone or 70% better.  

After a successful treatment, the patient will experience decreased pain, muscle spasm, fascial tension, joint stiffness and swelling.  There will be improved postural alignment, mobility, flexibility and range of motion. Even though the patient may feel they are experiencing less of their initial pain and are moving better after a treatment, they may still feel aches in their body for several days afterwards as their body adjusts to the changes. This reaction quickly goes with subsequent treatments and does not occur with every patient. 

The mechanism behind this technique is that the shortening of the muscle sends a signal to the brain causing the muscle contraction to be reduced. This can be likened to untangling a neckchain where in order to loosen a knot the chain must be allowed to loosen. The positional release technique is performed on clients who remain fully clothed and lie on a comfortable massage table during therapy.