Our custom built personal training programs include incorporating various types of massage into your routine.
Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue, orthopedic, hot stone, hot towel, and pre/post natal services are offered.
ELDOA (Etierement Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation OsteoArticulaire) is a revolutionary stretching method for the spine created by renowned osteopath Guy Voyer of Marseilles, France. Read More…
Guy developed an ELDOA exercise for every articulation in the spine starting at the base of the skull and ending with the sacro-illiac joint. Disc compression existing at any level of the spine can be addressed through a specific ELDOA exercise.
The goal of each ELDOA exercise is to create fascial tension above and below the joint or disc that one is trying to “open up” or decompress. The benefits include:
Disc hydration is an important and misunderstood factor in spinal health. Our discs are like sponges; when the area is properly hydrated and the discs are not compressed they draw water in. This hydration is necessary to maintain the suppleness that is present in a healthy disc. If the disc is dehydrated and compressed it will dry out and become brittle. It is in this state that nerve compression and inflammation are more likely to occur.
Virtually every function in our body relies on nervous system impulses from our spine. It is crucial to actively preserve and restore the condition of the spine in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.
The fascial system is a network of many different types of tissue with various functions throughout the human body. Read More…
We have fascia that encase and connect groups of muscles. We have fascia that hold all of our organs in place. Our tendons and ligaments are also a form of fascia. Fascia is what really makes our musculoskeletal system, in fact, a system.
The significance of fascial treatment is misunderstood. In 1979, Ida Rolf brought to America a technique to relieve pressure in the fascia (known as “Rolfing”), but over the last 25 years Guy Voyer, DO, of Marseilles, France has been developing special stretching techniques that focus on the fascia of every major muscle group in the body.
Myofascial stretching, or self-massage, can be used to help correct dysfunction and relieve pains caused by traumatized tissue after automobile collisions and athletic injuries. Other forms of stretching focus solely on a specific muscle rather than the entire dysfuntional system. The dysfunctional system may involve several muscles and connective tissue, as well as the fascial container that surrounds them.
Staying hydrated, following sound exercise principles, and maintaining a balanced fascial system can lead to a substantially healthier lifestyle and a more positive outlook toward life.
Pompage is an effective method of relieving pain in the joints.
It can be used to speed the healing of joint ailments including: bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, torn cartilage, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel, and shoulder impingement. Anyone who suffers from these conditions would benefit from Pompage. The pain in an inflamed or dysfunctional joint is often due to dehydration caused by immobility and fascial restriction.
The goal of Pompage is to create an environment of negative pressure within the joint which will “draw in” fluids that are necessary to extinguish the fire that is inflammation and help restore the suppleness that exists in a healthy joint. Pompage has been known to help speed recovery and minimize the trauma brought on by intense training. Our personal trainers are extremely knowledgeable about pompage, and work this methodology into the personal training packages offered.
In addition to offering sessions with a personal trainer, Gymnastique also provides private Pilates and Yoga sessions.
Using state of the art equipment in a one on one private studio, your sessions is customized specifically to you. Utilizing a holistic philosophy with specific attention to detail and precision, each bespoken session hones the students’ strengths and weaknesses by discovering the most efficient way to re-pattern their movement and encourage body awareness.
This integrative and customized experience typically combines the healing touch of massage along with intentional qi energy movement along the body’s twelve major meridian lines to create a blissful, healing experience. You leave feeling like you have had a wonderful nap, massage and acupressure—all rolled up into one.