BLUM SPECIALIZES IN CROSSFIBER CORRECTIVE MUSCLE THERAPY (CCMT)
Lasting pain relief stems not only from treating physical ailments and injury, but by looking at the body holistically to determine what is inhibiting its natural healing process. Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy enables me to isolate specific problem areas and muscle groups to provide a longer lasting and more beneficial treatment for my patients. Because CCMT is such a targeted style of massage it allows me to tailor each session to the specific needs of each patient.
I use a combination of other techniques along with crossfiber work to provide a corrective and relaxing experience. I’ll skew the overall session towards correction unless I know my patient is looking for a more relaxing session. I do not specialize in traditional deep tissue work and if someone is looking for that kind of body work I’ll be happy to recommend someone.
How CCMT differs from “traditional” massage
When most people think of massage they think of the traditional spa experience—and there’s nothing wrong with that. I believe that relaxation and corrective massage are not exclusive of each other however, long-lasting relaxation and relief can be achieved through corrective techniques as well.
I focus on CCMT because I have found:
- Pain relief is more thorough and lasting
- I can treat the root cause of the soft tissue problem, not just the symptoms
- Aids in detoxification of the body and promotes overall wellness
- Its integration with trigger point and movement techniques improves range of motion
- Aids in restoring lymph and blood circulation to the muscle tissue
Chronic overuse and athletic injuries respond well to CCMT treatments
Chronic overuse injuries can come from several different areas. Usually there is a repetitive strain in your daily life that has led to injury—poor posture or ergonomics at the computer, or you perform a manual task that over time has broken down muscles and stressed tendons and ligaments. Athletes of all levels also experience repetitive strains, particularly in endurance sports. My goal is to correctly evaluate the cause of your injury and to treat it at its origin. I may even give you stretching and strengthening exercises to extend the effects of the treatment and to help alleviate future problems.
I have successfully treated repetitive strains related to the following sports:
- Marathon and middle distance running
- Tennis (and other racket sports)
- Rock climbing