A multi-modal rehabilitation approach utilizing post-treatment movement practices to stimulate neurological & musculoskeletal adaptions that help to increase the individuals’ load capacity. In addition to manual therapy to activate a number of descending inhibitory pathways of the CNS.Read More
The RMT Education Project
Interpreting and applying research to the field of massage therapy.
Posts look at ideas, discoveries and developments in the fields of neuroscience, microbiology, physiology and anatomy.
"What is a human body? This may seem a facetious question, but the answer will be very different according to which medical tradition you consult. Take Ayurveda, a traditional system of medical knowledge from India which has enjoyed a renaissance of popularity in the West since the 1980s – and is the subject of a new exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection."Read More
Massage therapy should no longer be considered a luxury, it is a non-pharmacological therapeutic intervention supported by current best practice guidelines from the Canadian Medical Association and the American Medical Association.Read More
There is evidence that myofascial release is an effective technique for a number of injuries. However, when it comes to anything fascia related the professional community is divided. For most massage therapist scientific literature can be hard to access and time consuming to stay current with so, with some of the research and reading I've done, I wanted to dispel myths and simplify research.Read More
The issue that most critics have with myofascial trigger-points or other tissue-driven pain problem is that it is an oversimplification of a very complex process. It is still not know if our manual treatments are ‘correcting a local pathology' or if it just sensory input leading to a cascade response through the nervous system resulting in the 'descending modulation' of the pain experience.Read More