MAT(E)™ uses techniques that are characteristically Slow, Gentle, Intentional, and Pain-Free, to affect the Autonomic Nervous System to stop unnecessary protecting (tightening muscles) so that healing can take place. Treatments are done on a mat (or low table) with your clothes on.
The central focus is to prevent, reduce, or eliminate pain. Often, pain is the body's compensation for traumas, misalignments, and other issues. When some part of the body is not performing correctly (or optimally), other parts of the body try to compensate. It is the compensation that leads to current or future pain. Although 85% of pain is idiopathic (unknown origin, comes and goes, changes intensity, moves around), MAT(E)™ encourages the body to perform correctly, with the consequence of reduction or complete elimination of pain.
MAT(E)™ is proven to be very effective for Injury Rehab, Mobility, Posture, Performance Issues, Corporate Wellness, Management of Specific Conditions, and more. As MAT is quite gentle, it is just as good for treating the elderly and frail as it is for athletes and weekend warriors.
Treatments are 30 minutes (.5 hour) to 180 minutes (3.0 hours). Sessions of at least 120 minutes (2.0 hours) may split time between MAT(E)™ and a more thorough traditional massage, if desired. For some people, massage isn't massage unless part of it is draped, on a table, with oil. I may incorporate some amount of other modalities in my treatments, if they are warranted.