Tension Release Therapy™ by La Sculp

Philosophy

Tension Release Therapy incorporates two components that lead to a significant improvement in client outcomes & client satisfaction. Its primary use is to speed up the recovery and rehabilitation of any physical pain which can be diagnosed or undiagnosed by a medical professional for the client. The main objective of Tension Release Therapy™ is to relieve the source of the pain or reduce the experienced pain of clients so they can experience a subjective improvement in the quality of life that can be maintained over longer periods of time without the full reliance of the therapy itself.

Tension Tracing™

Tension Tracing is the non-medical diagnostic tool used to find the points of tension that cause clients to experience pain. Each client presents tension in various ways and develops tension through different traumas whether it is an acute injury sustained by overactivity & acute trauma or psychological stresses that lead to tensing muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the main is that tension presents itself and causes pain.

1. Tension is observable

People present pain through movement, and through careful observation, a therapist can identify tension through a client’s movements. Without knowing much about the client, a therapist can get a sense of what activities or inactivity a client experiences daily. For instance, an athlete presents differently than an office worker, and as we drill deeper, an athlete as a professional runner presents differently than a professional baseball player, and again a professional pitcher presents differently than a professional catcher. This is because of the daily activities and use of the body during daily activities, which results in observable tension.

2. The body is always compensating

We are the masters of our bodies. We say go and it goes, we say sit and it sits. Whether we are sitting or running our body is compensating and adapting to those decisions. The body compensates the same way whenever something unexpected happens to it. For instance, a car accident happens and you break your right leg. You still have to move and get forward, but now you must do so without your right leg which most people adapt and go to work with a broken right leg, life doesn’t pause for us.

Since the body adapts to us and the environment, as things change or stay the same it will begin to favor or protect itself from pain by using other muscles, tendons, ligaments, to mitigate the pain. This results in a change in body mechanics that we ingrain through consistent movement. Slowly a chain reaction occurs and now you have new pain, but you never re-balanced and removed the source.

3. We all have hidden pain

After a lifetime of this chain reaction of pain, compensate, pain, compensate clients bein to forget the pain that leads to the pain they are presently experiencing. It is what we like to refer to as hidden pain which presents in the form of tension. Hidden pain is especially prevalent in individuals who have recent experienced an acute injury such as a sprained ankle, or broken bone.

The acute injury is the injury that exceeded their pain threshold where the body cannot adapt fast enough which finally is enough for a client to seek outside help to reduce the pain.

After years of compensation from pain, it can become a contributing factor to an injury if the tension is left untreated. So finally after years and years of running heavier on one leg and over developing muscles, bad posture, poor technique, and over-stressing ligaments and tendons, our client sprains their ankle.

Tension Release™

Tension Tracing™ allows us to identify tension in the body through a collaborative approach with our clients. Once we have identified the tension, it is now our job to release the tension. Our Tension Release Therapy™ is a blend of proven physical treatment disciplines coupled with various innovative medical technologies that result in a rejuvenating and regenerative experience for our clients. The goal of Tension Release Therapy is to relieve the source of the pain or reduce the experienced pain of our clients so they can experience a subjective improvement in the quality of life that is maintained over longer periods of time without the reliance of the therapy itself.

Disciplines

Manual Trigger Point Therapy

Manual Trigger Point Therapy is a technique that applies pressure to the trigger point to relieve or reduce pain. This therapy can be slightly uncomfortable for clients without assisted technology. At La Sculp to alleviate some of the discomforts we couple Manual Trigger Point Therapy with TECAR Therapy to achieve faster results and reduce the discomfort.

Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofasical Release Therapy although similar to Trigger Point Therapy differs in where to apply pressure and the intensity of pressure. This results in a less uncomfortable feeling and gently releases fascia rather than directly applying pressure. TECAR Therapy assists in the releasing process while adding nutrient intake to the area where therapy is being performed.

Light Manual Manipulation / Stretch

During some sessions, light manual manipulation of the hips, knees, elbows, wrist, ankles, and feet are needed to re-set the bones. This part of the therapy is only used when necessary and is akin to a heavy stretch than a manipulation. This is not chiropractic adjustment and our therapist does not perform any sort of high-velocity adjustments.

Neuro Muscular Reeducation

After an injury, sustained back technique, or poor posture your brain is re-wired to move in a way that can result in more pain down the road. La Sculp uses various re-education techniques to help re-train your muscles, nerves, and tendons to get back to normal movement and restore healthy function.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy adds an enhanced therapeutic experience for all of our clients. We work to alleviate the tension in the body and relieve the tension points. Massage helps our therapist ease into the deeper tissues so that we can gradually release more tension and reduce pain.

Graston Technique | Muscle Scraping

Graston Technique is an instrument-based soft tissue mobilization discipline. It allows for our therapist to precisely treat fascial restrictions plus tendon and muscle dysfunction that usually causes pain or loss of range of motion. Coupling the tools used for Graston Technique with TECAR Therapy, our therapist can reduce the time needed to achieve optimal outcomes.

Joint Mobilization

Throughout the therapy, you will experience multiple types of passive joint mobilization techniques to assist in improving flexibility to help reduce pain and increase range of motion.

Technology

A core component of Tension Release Therapy ™ is the integration of various technologies that assist in the speed of recovery. All of our equipment is FDA approved for use in therapy. Through a constant combination of therapy and technology, we will continue to find ways to increase our client’s quality of life.

TECAR Therapy – by WINBACK

TECAR Therapy is a form of high-frequency current used to increase the nutrient intake of cells and increase blood flow and circulation. It is an FDA approved device. La Sculp uses TECAR therapy in the majority of our therapy sessions to help achieve faster results.

Graston Tools – by Hawk Grips

Graston Tools are metal tissue scraping instruments. These tools help our therapist achieve the desired effects for Graston Technique.

Conclusion

La Sculp is on a mission to redefine physical health through constant innovation. The main driver of Tension Release Therapy ™ is the trial of new and innovative therapies & technology that assist in providing our clients with faster recovery and a prolonged increase in quality of life through reduced pain or increased function. Our goal is not to have you see us once or twice a week for the rest of your life, we want you to experience your life to the fullest – with less pain.