Myofascial Release for Structural Integration


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Myofascial Release for Structural Integration


Now offering limited weekend appointments 

YASMIN Hassim LMT, CPT

Yasmin Hassim is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Myofascial Specialist, Osteofacial Specialist, Certified Stretch Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and Wellness Expert. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Sports Science at the University of Natal, in Durban South Africa, she attended various Fitness and Wellness Certifications, Master Training Certifications and went on to complete a 1200+ hour massage therapy program at the prestigious and internationally acclaimed Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City. Yasmin has been a very successful Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach since 2002 with extensive experience in sports conditioning and rehabilitation . She has been practicing in New York City, The Hamptons, and Palm Beach Florida. Her clientele varies from pro athletes to busy executives, housewives, teens, and even toddlers. She has spent many years educating herself in the fitness and massage world, and has worked since 2004 to certify herself as a Myofascial Release Expert.  Yasmin has completed 500+ hours in this technique, and is currently studying Structural Integration and Osteopathic Approaches to health.

Myofascial Release is a rehabilitative technique that increases tissue wellness to encourage tissue responsiveness , increased blood circulation and to simulate muscle memory.

During her clinical training in Sports Rehabilitation , Medical Massage and Myofascial Release,  Yasmin had lots of experience working with patients with many mild, acute to severe, and chronic issues including the following conditions:

 

  • Sciatic Pain
  • Migraine/Tension Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
  • Coccygeal Pain /Tail Bone Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-surgical Dysfunction/Scar tissue
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pre Natal and Post Natal Issues and Strengthening
  • Structural Realignment using massage and strengthening
  • Postural restoration and integration

Yasmin has established herself as an exceptional therapist, and is renowned for her comprehensive treatment of the body, integrating; Postural Assessment & Re-balancing, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue Treatment, TMJ Syndrome Treatment, Migraine Treatment, Fitness Training (including recovery and getting fit after C-section), and Nutrition Counseling.

As a practitioner who understands and respects the human body on a whole-systems level, I approach each patient with utmost faith and belief in their body’s ability to heal. Together, I hope to create an environment where therapy happens and the miracles of health and well-being emerge.
— Yasmin Hassim

Yasmin's Treatment and Philosophy


Yasmin's Treatment and Philosophy


Myofascial, Osseous and Viceral Treatment

 

My feeling is that in many instances folks have lost connection to parts of their body often as a result of some painful stimulus, some injury or traumatic event or even some repetitive stress or strain has resulted in their blocking the ability to feel and control the area. Conversely the same region will be the location of "perceived pain". Often general and hard to precisely locate but then punctuated by bouts of sharp specific pain. Pain is also often associated with movement in the area and so reinforces the dissociation and lack of motor control which has given in  to broad splinting in the body. I use Myofascial Release Techniques to help achieve better hydration and mobility thus helping bones into their natural rhythm of full function in our bony structure. This approach gets to the actual source of the discomfort and treating that dysfunction, rather than chasing symptoms around the body and never getting results. Clients often feel immediate relief that lasts longer than the quick endorphin release achieved in spa settings. This work is very powerful and effective, as it structurally realigns the body, correcting poor posture, and allowing the patient to be free of the pain that poor alignment brings.

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STRETCH and MOVE

Regular stretching and movement patterns become very important to maintain tissue health.

Once natural movement is restored, the focus moves  to strengthening the unconditioned neural pathways by instilling awareness of the natural movement patterns as well as strengthening of the muscles to regain full function. I encourage clients to work on this themselves so that they can reinforce their newfound awareness.This speaks to the intelligence of tissue and it's ability to adapt and grow whilst being put through various activities.

By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, Myofascial Release is increasingly being used as a preventive health measure. Massage in general is known for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including (but not limited to):

  •  Migraine/tension Headaches
  •  Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  •  Orthopedic Problems
  •  Scoliosis
  •  Chronic Fatigue
  •  Depression
  •  Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  •  Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  •  Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  •  Immune Disorders
  •  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  •  Post-Surgical Dysfunction/Scar tissue
  •  Pre and Post Natal conditions
  • Tail Bone Pain or Coccygeal Pain

Fascia is a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle, bone or other organs and connecting it to all other aspects of the body in the immediate are as well as holding it in it's allocated space within the area. Think of it as the foam filler around everything and in-between everything in the body.

 

Education and Accreditation in the USA


Education and Accreditation in the USA


YASMIN'S EDUCATION IN THE USA

  • Occupational Therapy and Associates Degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute
  • NYS license in Massage Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Reprogramming NMR
  • Certified in Pre and Post-Natal Massage and Strengthening (Pregnancy)
  • Trigger Point Release Practitioner
  • Personal Training Certification NCAA Approved ACE Certification
  • Certified by the ECA in Yoga
  • American Massage Therapist Association member
  • First Aid and CPR Certified

 

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CERTIFICATIONS

  • Basica Myofascial Release
  • Myofascial Assessment and Treatment Approaches
  • Full Body Myofascial Release
  • Self Care, Stretching and Strengthening for Manual Therapists
  • Myofascial Release of the Breast and Pectoral Girdle
  • Myofacsial Assessment of the Lumbosacral Hip Complex
  • Myofascial Treatment of the Cervical Spine
  • Myofascial Release of the Shoulder and Brachium
  • Myofascial Release of the Elbow and Antebrachium
  • Myofascial Release of the Abdomen, Ribcage and Pelvis
  • Myofascial Release of the Knee, Ankle and Foot
  • Myofascial Assessment & Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Thoracic Outlet Syndrom
  • Myofacial Release of the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
  • Myofascial Treatment of Whiplash and Related Disorders
  • Myofascial Release of the Cylinder of the Thigh and its Compartments
  • Myofascial Release of the Cylinder of the Leg and its Compartments
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Advanced Fascial Approaches Visceral Release PT1
  • Advanced Fascial Approaches Visceral Release PT2
  • Advanced Myofascial Approaches for Lumbar Disc Herniations and Sciatica
  • Advanced Fascial Approaches for Ribcage and Scoliosis

 

CLASSES WITH  RON MURRAY ( OSTEOPATH, BERRY METHOD AND ADVANCED ROLFER)

  • Diaphragm and Ribcage Class

 

 CLASSES AT ANATOMY TRAINS - THOMAS MYERS

  • The Female Pelvis and the Cycles of Life- Thomas Myers and Dr Eden Fromberg
  • Thomas Myers' Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

 

SWEDISH INSTITUTE ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certification in Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle
  •  Prenatal Massage

 

 CLASSES WITH ERIC DALTON- Freedom from Pain Institute

  • Myoskeletal Techniques - Upper Body Nerve Entrapment, Lower Body Nerve Entrapment

 

CLINICAL ORTHOPEDIC MANUAL THERAPY

  • COMT Level 1-  Low Back and Pelvis with Dr Joseph E. Muscolino, DC
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Balance

 

A carefully planned combination of education in the sports and fitness world as well as in the massage therapy arena has led to a wonderful and effective treatment style that leaves everyone feeling better and stronger

Yasmin Hassim