- Clinic Services -
Therapeutic treatment with Sailor Jacks starts with a comprehensive assessment that includes:
- A discussion about your injury history / chief complaint.
- Medical History.
- Lifestyle Questionnaire.
- A static postural assessment.
- A movement screen.
- Muscle Testing
- and a gait analysis.
From this point we are better able to outline a specific treatment plan and timeline as to how and when you can expect to return to normal activity. Treatments can range in length from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on what needs to be accomplished.
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- A Multidisciplinary Approach To Your Treatment -
Depending on the outcome of your initial assessment we will use the best combination of modalities at our disposal to provide relief from pain, maximize recovery and minimize the downtime you experience from doing the activities you enjoy the most.
What makes us different from other facilities is that in just a single session of treatment we can seamlessly transition from one therapeutic modality to another without having to switch practitioners, which is of immediate benefit to you, as there is a continuity in care and comfort.
It's not uncommon for our patients to experience immediate relief, an increase in energy and restored function to otherwise dysfunctional tissues. It is important to note that prior to employing any new treatment technique the benefits of using a given modality are thoroughly explained, with specific context, of how exactly it's use will be of direct benefit to you.
- Non-Registered Massage (Tui Na) -
Meridian Massage, Tui Na (pronounced Twee Nah), is a treatment modality rooted in the rich 2000 year old history of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tui Na is not performed for relaxation purposes but, rather, through the filter of Traditional Chinese Medical differentiation diagnostics, is used to help resolve acute and chronic underlying pathologies using acupuncture meridians to restore functionality and energy to the whole body.
Non-registered massage, in contrast, is used for relaxation purposes and as a reprieve from daily stresses. When used in conjunction with a regular mobility protocol; massage, is an excellent support and aid in restorative efforts for the removal of and, relief from, lactic acid accumulation, the substance that causes muscle cramping between training sessions and general muscle soreness.
- Registered Massage Therapy -
Coming in 2019!
- Cupping -
Cupping therapy is a superficial modality used to help soothe and treat the fascial tissue of the body. Fascial tissue is what encases the muscles and helps to hold them in place while simultaneously providing critical kinestheic and proprioceptive feedback to the brain about our body's location in space and time in respect to our external environment.
As is the case with Tui Na, cupping also uses acupuncture meridians to provide relief, restoration, increased energy and expedite your return to normative function.
*Please Note: Cupping treatment at Sailor Jacks is different then the method of cupping employed by Registered Massage Therapists (RMT's). Whereas all RMT's are required by the College of Massage Therapists of BC to use suction or air exhaustive cups we employ fire to evacuate the air from our cups. The use of fire provides a more complete and even seal and, according to principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy from the fire provides vital nutritive Qi (pronounced chee), critical life force energies, to the body thereby aiding in increasing the overall healing effect provided by the cups.
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Gua Sha) -
Gua Sha therapy (pronounced Gwah Shaw), in contrast to cupping, is a deep tissue modality used to help soothe aching, tired and knotted muscles. Gua Sha works by restoring regular blood flow, breaking up blood stasis and blood and Qi stagnation thereby returning the muscles to normative function. As is the case with Tui Na and Cupping; Gua Sha also uses acupuncture meridians.