DWIGHT TINNEY Massage Therapy / Medical Massage Practitioner
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DFW Medical Massage PLLC & Action Fitness Services Definitions

1. Medical Massage - First Starts with a postural assessment by a Medical massage therapist. A Medical Massage Therapist must have an advance level understanding of muscles & there functions to perform an accurate assessment' Then it requires Certifications in several modalities to correct the postural deviations causing the pain or discomfort, restricted posture or range of motion ETC.

2. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on tecfrnique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential "time elemenf has io do with the viscous ffow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (genle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

3. Myoskeletal alignment technique (MAT) is a type of bodvwork which blends the principles of osteopathv and structural integration to relieve chronic pain, and to reduce the potential for the emergence of pain which could become chronic over time.

4. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to en@urage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away frorn the tissues back toward the heart.

5. Orthopedic massage involves therapeutic assessrnent, nlanipulation and movement of ' locomotor soft tissue to reduce pain and dysfunction. Restoring structural balance throughout the body allows us to focus on both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

6. Reflexology is a science based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs, parts and systems of the body. The physical act of applying pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques to these reflex areas results in the reduction of stress which promotes physiological changes in the body.
Reflexology is the application of specific pressure by the use of the practitioner's hand, thumb and fingers to a reflex map resembling a human body which is
believed to exist on the extrernities.

7. Sports massage is the specific application of massage techniques, range of motion/flexibility protocol and strength-training principles utilized to achieve specific goals when treating an athlete.  

Timing when the massage is given: pre-event or post-event; during recovery; during a          maintenance period; or when an athlete sufters an injury that requires rehabilitation. Technique applications can include a number of different techniques: effieurage; friction; pettrisage; vibration; shaking; compression; broadening strokes; direct pressure; cross-fiber friction; range of motion; and stretching. To increase blood flow; stimulate neurological pathways; aid recovery from exertion; increase flexibility; improve strength; or improve posture.

8. Swedish massage classical Western massage, generally pe#ormed in the direction of the heart,sometimes with a ctive or passive movement of the joints. lt is used especially for relaxation, relief of muscular te nsion,and improvement of circulation and range of motion.

9. Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

10. Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. lt enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

11. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome is pain in the jaw joint that can be caused by a variety of medical problems. The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. Certain facial muscles that control chewing are also attached to the lower jaw. Problems in this area can cause head and neck pain, facial pain, ear pain, headaches, a jaw that is locked in position or difficult to open, problems with biting, and jaw clicking or popping sounds when you bite. Temporomandibular joint syndrome is also referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder. Overall, more women than men have TMJ syndrome.

The TMJ is comprised of muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and bones. You have two TMJs, one on each side of your jaw. 

Muscles involved in chewing (mastication) also open and close the mouth. The jawbone itself, controlled by the TMJ, has two movements: rotation or hinge action, which is opening and closing of the mouth, and gliding action, a movement that allows the mouth to open wider. The coordination of this action also allows you to talk, chew, and yawn.

12.  A massage chair is a chair designed for massages. Traditional massage chairs allow easy access to the head, shoulders, and back of a massage recipient.