A form of stretching/movement to body parts to reduce or prevent further injury. The focus is to correct clients’ overall posture, and improve connective tissue mobility or musculature, allowing easier movement and resulting in increased levels of energy. It is common to perform on dancers, musicians, swimmers, gymnasts, and even computer programers and singers.
TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint, Treatment:
TMJ Dysfunction (TMJD) is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the jaw. While not life threatening, TMJD is often detrimental to quality of life. TMJD treatment is performed outside or inside the jaw allowing one to open and close the mouth more efficiently, and to do so without pain and/or grinding.
Rock Taping (Kinesiology Tape):
Differs from traditional strapping or sports taping, where joints or other body parts are wrapped tightly to provide rigid support and restrict movement. Kinesiology Tape, and Stephanie’s preferred brand, Rock Tape, are different, as the joint or area is not completely wrapped, but applied to the periphery of the area. Also the taping method is non-restrictive and in most cases can be worn 4-5 days allowing 24/7 therapeutic benefits for an extensive time. Kinesio Tape is thick and elastic-like, similar to our skin. These tapes can be worn during intense exercise, including swimming, and can worn while showering or bathing. Similar to Cupping Therapy, the tape lifts the myofascial part, or outer layer of the muscle, from the deeper tissue, allowing for more movement and efficient blood flow. Additionally, it helps in the removal of lactic acid from muscles and promotes lymphatic drainage. (Visit www.RockTape.co.nz for more information on Rock Taping.)