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Nagging injury or soreness hindering your practice of yoga? Has your practice been stuck at a certain point. There are things you can do to give yourself a deeper more meaningful practice. Finally allow yourself to go to the next stage in more difficult and hard to reach poses!

You can try Active Release Techniques or ART.Deepen Your Practice

Active Release Technique (ART) is a state of the art soft tissue system which is a movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.   Many studies are now showing that the most effective way to treat tight, damaged or painful muscles is to stretch it, as many yoga students know. This technique will work to break up scar tissue which binds up and ties down tissues.  This prevents you from moving freely and continue to build your practice. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons can cause pain in the tendon, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain or discomfort. Beyond that, it will hinder the progression of a deeper practice. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness. This technique utilizes specific motions with manual pressure on the muscle to focus the stretch to exactly where you need it.   

Beyond the inability to move and hold in the way you desire, ART is effective in treatment for headaches, muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow. These are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. It is not uncommon that even after one session you could start to notice the difference so that you can focus on your practice instead of feeling the discomfort of pain.

Another method of treatment for yogis is Graston Technique or GT.
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Graston Technique® is an innovative form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. This technique is also one of the most effective ways of treating damaged tendons and ligaments which would never be able to heal on their own without treatment. Tendons and ligaments are avascular meaning they have no blood supply. With this lack of blood healing cannot happen, thus your practice may stay limited. Graston technique has been shown to enhance formation of healing mediators within damaged tendons and ligaments.

GT will allow proper detection and treatment of areas with scar tissue, muscular adhesions or tension. The technique will decrease overall time of treatment, foster faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication and resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent. Overall, GT will improve strength and flexibility while reducing pain and dysfunction. It will make you the yogi you desire to be.

Please feel free to contact any of the doctors for a free consultation on how these techniques can improve youDeepen Your Practicer yoga practice giving you a deeper and more meaningful experience at Yoga Synergy.

Also ask about our kinesio tape Techniques (as seen in the Olympics) and Physical Therapy Protocols to strengthen your weak stabilization musculature!!!!