Swansea (508) 675-3200 | Providence (401) 453-5800

Muscle Therapy

Relieve pain and promote healing

Paul Silvia CFT, COTA/L

Offers muscle therapy to those patients looking to relieve pain and promote healing. Knowledge of Yogic techniques along with a third certification in personal training provides Paul with a unique combination of medical and holistic therapies.

  • Stimulates circulation and lymph flow
  • Helps the release of toxins
  • Relieves muscular soreness
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves the body’s healing process
  • Relieves pain
  • Strengthens the immune system

Muscle Therapy & Reiki

Why Muscle Therapy?

Paul Silvia’s Muscle Therapy is a multi-faceted “hands-on” approach. In Paul’s specialized muscle therapy various techniques are used to relieve pain and promote healing. These techniques are effective and noninvasive, involving a personalized approach.

Paul’s personalized treatment may involve a combination of the following techniques:

Acupressure/Shiatsu

This form of massage is applied with finger or hand pressure. Its goal is to stimulate what Chinese medical practitioners call CHI. Acupressure can be powerful for relieving common complaints such as, headaches, backaches, sinus pain, neck pain, eyestrain and help heal sports injuries.

Soft muscle tissue work/Swedish Massage

Uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work the entire body, relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints.

Reiki

Ancient Japanese technique to balance energy flow in the body.

Therapeutic Range-of-Motion Technique

A technique designed to increase movement in the extremities.

Myofascial Release

A specialized technique involving stretching the fascia (connective tissue).

Myofascial Unwinding

A movement facilitation technique utilized to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and eliminate subconscious “Holding or Bracing Patterns”. It also is used to increase your proprioceptive awareness, increase functional mobility of the neuro/myofascial/osseous systems.

Craniosacral Therapy

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Bradley Technique

A unique, whole system approach that weaves together circulation therapy, Foot Zone therapy, acupressure, breathing and movement therapy, body-mind interconnectedness and fascia manipulation.

For these techniques to be most effective, communication and feedback between therapist and client are encouraged.

A 10-30 minute Seated Muscle Therapy session focuses on the shoulders, back, neck and arms. It promotes stress release in these areas and overall wellness. Paul has conducted numerous sessions for employees at various businesses in the area. For many clients, it is their first exposure to muscle therapy, and many have continued with additional sessions as well as giving gift certificates to friends and family.

Paul Silvia CFT, COTA/L

Paul holds two Associate’s degrees, in Liberal Studies and Occupational Therapy. He is a certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant and member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

He is a Third Degree Master Reiki practitioner along with 23 years experience in muscle therapy.

Paul has collaborated with various healthcare professionals i.e.: medical doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors. To expand and refine his knowledge in his field, Paul participates in ongoing seminars and courses related to muscle therapy and wellness.

Paul Silvia CFT, COTA/L
SPECHT PHYSICAL THERAPY
Swansea MA
Tel: 774-888-0009