Prerequisite

Open to everyone

Format

One to one therapeutic massage sessions

Orthopedic Massage for Pain Management

We practice Tui Na, a Traditional Chinese Medicine form of massage focused on returning joints to their normal range of motion and reducing the pain that results from dysfunctional joints. Tui Na, sometimes called trauma therapy, breaks down scar tissue and adhesions to relax muscles and tendons and open circulation for the blood and Qi energy to speed up the healing process.

Tui Na and Structural Balance

Using Tui Na to restore structural balance throughout the body allows us to both prevent and rehabilitate dysfunction, to keep your body flexible and pain-free.

Unlike Western massage systems, Tui Na has the ability to effectively treat range of motion and bone alignment conditions. And unlike chiropractic, Tui Na treats the muscular tension surrounding joints and bony structures to avoid the rebound effect chiropractic patients often experience.

Myofascial Release

Connective tissues called fascia surrounds the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Restriction in the fascia caused by trauma, posture, repetitive use, or inflammation can put a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles, causing chronic pain. With Tui Na myofascial release treatment, we can increase circulation and release tension in the fascia to balance tissue and muscle mechanics.

Whole Body Treatment

Every treatment can be considered a “whole body” treatment, even when one trouble area is the focus of the session.  This means that problems with the emotions, digestion, and general energy levels can be treated, as well as chronic areas of pain and tension that you might normally see a massage therapist for.

Fully Clothed Massage

We practice Tui Na traditionally, on fully clothed clients. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing to ensure we can move your joints through their full range of motion. Your therapist will move you into yoga-like stretches as they work on various pressure points.