Why Should You Incorporate Integrated Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy (IMM) Techniques into Your Practice?
In iBody Academy’s innovate in-class course, IMM I and IMM II, the myofascial release technique and muscle energy technique are combined for a more effective treatment protocol.
Myofascial release techniques, MFT, release adhesions in the myofascial tissue and reduce pain. On the other hand, muscle energy techniques, MET, lengthen the muscles and tendons to increase mobility and improve range of motion.
Research and studies indicate the many manual therapists only use one technique, MFT or MET, or neither. However, further research showed that these 2 techniques used together produced optimal results and recovery.
Chair massage is gaining fast popularity, more specifically in the workplace. Employers have begun to notice the link between employee wellbeing and productivity. Thus, offering employees the option of a chair massage in the office can increase the efficiency of the company or organization. It can also offer manual therapists a unique approach to their business model.
You may have also seen chair massage offered in other busy spots, such as the airport or conference centers. It offers a break for individuals during their day and can help correct common conditions, such as bad posture or chronic neck or back pain.
In a chair massage, the client is seated with their head comfortably resting forward in a faceholder. It offers an array of benefits, which we explore in more detail below.