While it’s true that all of the therapists at Pro-Active Muscle Therapy are talented with a deep understanding of human anatomy, there’s something else that sets their practice apart.
In a word, relationships.
“The whole time we are providing treatment, there is a continuous communication with the client. We are explaining what were doing, listening to the client’s feedback, and responding with more information. We are building a relationship and educating the client, which enables the client to take control of their own health. This is the foundation of every Pro-Active Muscle Therapy treatment program,” Ann, owner of Pro-Active explains.
Another essential aspect of muscle therapy is that the therapists use their expertise and knowledge to get to the source of the problem which can often be deep-rooted. “More often than not our clients will come to us with broad goals like ‘I want to be in less pain.’ This blanket statement comes from years of being in the back seat when it comes to their own health. We take the extra time to go over their entire history and make sure we make a plan to address everything from their severe lower back pain all the way down to the soreness in their left thumb,” Erin, a PAMT therapist says.
Pro-Active’s goal is truly to keep everyone that comes into their office active for life. This is the main difference that makes us to good at what we do says Business Manager, Marissa Hughes. “All of our therapists are of course highly trained but it’s my job to match new clients with the right therapist. Sometimes that means going to multiple therapists for example going to Shauna for some CranioSacral Therapy and then going to Adam for cross fiber work. Our whole team is constantly learning and growing and it is great to have new approaches and techniques always available to every client.”
“Our muscle therapy treatments are developed for each individual’s needs, and they are planned for the healing and long-term health of the client. This is a relationship that plays out over time, and creates well-being we call ‘Active for Life’,” Ann says. Whether you are coming in for maintenance or working through your own treatment plan, from newborns through adults, Pro-Active will be with you every step of the way.
A large part of what makes PAMT different than the typical massage provider is the breadth of services and modalities we offer. But how do you know which one is right for you? Let's take a look at one of our most popular modalities that can benefit everyone from newborns to adults.
Cranio Sacral Therapy, or CST, is a gentle yet powerful hands on approach developed by John Upledger. Using this technique, therapists are able to release restrictions in the soft tissue that surrounds the central nervous system. This may seem complicated however the goal is simple - to create normal mobility of the areas surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Restrictions in these areas can cause dysfunction in the body that often manifest in the form of headaches, neck and back pain, and even sinus related issues. Because CST is such a gentle technique it is an ideal modality for newborns and children as well as those in chronic pain and post surgical persons.
CST can also be used in conjunction with other modalities such as Cross Fiber Therapies or Myofascial Release. Using more than one modality in a singular session is common at PAMT and allows healing to take place on more than just a surface level. PAMT therapists have used Cranio Sacral Therapy to address a multitude of ailments such as headaches, neck and back pain,TMJ, Autism, Colic, ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Scoliosis and Fibromyalgia just to name a few.
CST is inherently relaxing and a great option for anyone looking to reduce stress, treat every day aches and pains or treat specific ailments. If you have any questions about CST, give us a call at our Nottingham office or visit https://www.upledger.com/therapies/index.php for more information.