Symptoms and Treatments

Our massage therapists will always assess your symptoms and design a session best suited to your current needs. We employ a number of modern therapeutic techniques to help you recover from an injury or chronic pain.


Have you been injured in an accident, sports activity, or other situation? Do you suffer from chronic pain? We understand that these pain patterns can be affect your quality of life. Allow us to help you with our therapeutic massage techniques to help provide the relief you’ve been looking for. Our massage th


Many kinds of injuries occur that either require physical therapy or physical therapy can help speed up recovery. Whether a sports injury, car accident, or a fall, we may be able to help you with your recovery and overall wellness.

Biomechanical Dysfunction

Is an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns. Repetitive strain of certain soft tissue result in adapted movement patterns that become muscular “habits” and must be reeducated.

Postural Distortion

Many clients will possess postural distortions or imbalances which greatly impede their ability to safely and effectively engage in a comprehensive exercise program. Postural imbalances can impair joint function and stability, compromise coordination between bodily segments, increase energy demands during completion of any given task, reduce force transfer through the kinetic chain, and increase the overall risk for injury (among other negative effects). In some cases the distortions impede neural signaling which impacts proper activation causing movement compensations which lead to injuries or muscular contraction occurs when there is an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting from movement of the body off the coronal, mid-sagital or horizontal planes. When the body tries to compensate in an effort maintain structural balance, muscle contraction, body distortion, and pain result. For example, lower limb-length inequality can cause a tilted pelvis, which usually results in a compensatory scoliosis that is maintained by sustained muscular effort.

Nerve Compression and Entrapment

Is pressure on a nerve by bone, cartilage or soft tissue. The role of the soft tissues in nerve compression is vital. Failure to treat the associated soft tissue often treats the symptom without eliminating the cause of the pain. Nerve entrapment is the most common type of pain and always causes ischemia. Ignored, it can produce associated trigger points.

Trigger Points

Doctors Janet Travell (John F. Kennedy’s physician) and David Simons have studied and documented predictable and repeatable pain patterns caused by tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured, overworked and/or unhealthy. Trigger points usually send their pain (by nerves firing impulses at a rapid speed) to some other part of the body. This is the reason conventional treatment for pain so often fail. It’s a mistake to assume that the problem is at the place that hurts! These pain referrals, in turn, cause new painful “satellite” trigger points, inhibiting proper blood flow, which causes ischemia an often leads to more pain and discomfort. Travell and Simons’ research has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain seventy-five percent of the time and are at least a part of nearly every pain problem. Trigger points cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. NMT addresses Trigger Points.


Is a lack of blood supply to the soft tissues, which causes the tissue to become very sensitive to the touch. The lack of blood is generally due to factors in the blood vessels themselves, which can result in damage or dysfunction of tissue if not properly treated.


Our skilled team of massage therapists are highly trained in advanced massage therapy techniques. We employ a number of modern therapeutic techniques to help you recover from an injury or chronic pain. Therapeutic Injury Massage Can Help with the following issues including: reduce soft-tissue restrictions, increase range of motion, reduce pain & recovery time, decrease scar tissue, reduce stress related to injury or medical condition, speed pre/post operative recovery.

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)

A very specialized form of massage therapy, NMT addresses the physiology of the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) and its effect on the musculoskeletal system. NMT is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic (healthy) balance. These same laws dictate how the central nervous system initiates pain response. How is NMT different from Deep Tissue? The term Deep Tissue is very popular and self-explanatory (you work deep into the tissue and muscle). Normally people associate Deep Tissue massage with feeling pain or lots of pressure. NMT is a specific touch and can feel deep or light, the therapist can adjust the position of the muscle and the entry into the muscle to manipulate the feeling. NMT takes into account the origin and insertion (attachment end points) of a muscle and uses that information to work the muscle with specificity. NMT also takes into account the function and action of a muscle as well as Trigger Points.

Swedish Massage

Commonly thought of as the “relaxation massage”, especially from stress relief. It refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions.I use the very precise Neuromuscular Therapy… cutting edge scientific techniques, to get at the cause, not just the symptoms.


Reflexology reduces stress (a major contributing factor to disease), enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. Research shows that a single reflexology session can create relaxation, reduce anxiety, diminish pain, improve blood flow, decrease high blood pressure, and provide a lasting sense of calm.