Description of the LAC
The Lamont Alignment Clinic (LAC) is located downtown in Salt Lake City’s Granary District. Resident staff are both licensed in Massage therapy and certified as Alignment Therapists.
LAC therapists work using a combination of range of motion and connective tissue manipulation. Alignment Therapy treatment is localized, specifically targeting areas of pain or dysfunction.
LAC Specialists perform complimentary alignment consultations and structural assessment. Whether you are in pain or working towards increased athletic performance and muscular symmetry, the Lamont Alignment Clinic will customize a specific treatment plan.
About Alignment Therapy
Alignment Therapy is a combination of muscular and fascial manipulation. Alignment Therapists work to heat and lengthen areas of bound tissue that collects as a result of overuse or injury (scar tissue) as well as underuse or stagnation (ischemia-lack of blood flow). Therapists at the Lamont Alignment Clinic work under the premise that shortened connective tissue = pain, therefore once lengthened clients are relieved from the grips of a pain induced lifestyle.
Humans are known as bi-pedal creatures – 2-footed upright beings. Humans experience gravity from a vertical direction, always pressing or pulling down on them. As we age, we are aware each time our bodies are out of alignment as it results in pain, grinding, knots, weakness, and ultimately a decision on possible treatments to alleviate.
Alignment therapy uses a direct approach of working specific areas of shortened ischemic tissue. Therapists assess a clients structure to determine where bound tissue has pulled the client out of alignment. Specific technique is applied using movement and friction to unbind the connective tissue, similar to untying a knot to create length in a rope.
How is Alignment Therapy different than massage?
Massage Therapy is movement of the circulatory and lymphatic systems by pressing and kneading muscles to rid them of waste, toxins and stagnation. Massage strokes are performed towards the heart to follow venous flow.
Common Massage Therapy session = full body treatment
Alignment Therapy is a lengthening of connective tissues surrounding and often restraining muscles, nerves and blood vessels using fascial friction manipulation. Alignment work is performed in counter gravitational directions depending on fascial/muscle orientation and it’s relation to the restriction, injury or dysfunction.
Common Alignment Therapy session = localized treatment