Oakville Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Centre

Helping you find your way to better health.

Positional Release Therapy

This specialized technique treats excessive muscle tone and chronic pain in the muscles, fasciae, ligaments, tendons and joints through precise manipulation and positioning to achieve a reset of the responses among these structures to accomplish the optimal level of function and comfort possible.

How Does Positional Release Technique Work?

The process behind positional release techniques involves a neurological aspect of normal physiologic function whereby a signal is sent to the spinal cord and brain to reduce muscle contraction that does not respond to other therapeutic procedures. At Oakville Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Centre we assess and locate problem areas and provide treatment by placing the patient in a specific position for up to 90 seconds to achieve release of the structures mentioned. This technique can significantly reduce pain, inhibit the irregular muscle activity and induce tissue relaxation. When this technique is completed the patient is slowly taken out of the position and can immediately experience a significant decrease in discomfort. Positional Release Technique has proven itself as an effective treatment for many conditions that our clients suffer from, including:

  • Sprains/strains and sports related injuries
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Spinal and rib cage pain
  • Whiplash
  • Hip, knee & ankle pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand pain
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Migraine headaches
  • Stress related disorders with physical manifestations

Can Positional Release Techniques Help My Condition?

Positional release is a safe and effective non-aggressive form of massage therapy suited to anyone with a history of acute or chronic pain. The therapists at Oakville Shiatsu & Massage Therapy Centre can provide you with a complete evaluation to help determine whether your symptoms can be alleviated or eliminated using these techniques. We invite people to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.