manual therapy

Services for Pain Relief

Overview of Services for Pain Relief

Here is a brief outline of our services to help our clients with pain relief.

We offer a full-body assessment for each client as it is beneficial for whole body optimum health. It also can help to find other areas to help with pain relief.

Therapy sessions are $95 for 60 minutes. FIRST APPOINTMENTS may be 75-90 minutes, so please plan accordingly. Follow up sessions are $95/60 minutes or 30 minutes/$55 in duration, depending on client needs.

Big word alert!! DermoNeuroModulation (DNM), Positional Release Therapy (PRT), Total Body Balancing (TBB),  Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) and Lymphatic Balancing for lower and upper quadrants are techniques we use for therapy.

All techniques use some of the cutting edge research in pain and neuroscience. ALL treatments address tightness within the body no matter how long the pain has been present. Again, they are all designed to interact with the nervous system to promote change throughout the body to provide pain relief for healing.

DermoNeuroModulation (DNM)

DNM is a hands-on technique used for clients experiencing extreme pain. Again, it is manual contact on skin that targets the central nervous system, peripheral nerves and the skin, our largest organ of the body.

The physical action of hands on skin interacts with peripheral and cutaneous nerves. This engages the nervous system and promotes response and change to the tissues.

Total Body Balancing (TBB)

Total Body Balancing is a full body assessment with a 5-phase treatment approach which uses long levers (arms, legs, head/neck or torso) and rhythmic mobilization to release tension in muscles, fascia, joints and ligaments to improve circulation, nerve and energy flow.

TBB is based on osteopathic principles stating the body is a whole and that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts (from Dr. A. T. Still, founding father of classical osteopathy). It expands on the work and teachings of John Wernham, DO (Body Adjustment). In other words, it is important to take a closer look at the whole body as a total vital mechanism which implies that every part of the body is not only interconnected, but interrelated!  TBB helps to normalize sympathetic and parasympathetic neurological activity. The long lever approach of rhythmic mobilization influences all systems of the body including the lymphatic, visceral, craniosacral, myofascial and musculoskeletal systems and serves as an overall support and integration for specific treatment.

Positional Release Therapy (PRT)

PRT treats muscle hypertonicity (tightness) or protective muscle spasms, restores proper joint bio-mechanics and improves functional range of motion and local physiology (nerve, artery, vein and lymphatic circulation).

Myofascial Release (MFR)

MFR is a mild, effective technique used to treat injuries, discomfort and dysfunction. MFR reduces pain and increases range of motion as it addresses tightness in the body using the nervous system to effect skin, nerves, muscles, organs and vascular structures as well. The purpose is to find lines of tension and/or dysfunction that may have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. MFR is performed with no lotions or oils on DRY skin and without any skin moisturizer.

Below is a video from Walt Fritz, PT, that discusses MFR and a sample session.

In addition, we feel strongly that all of the client’s health care team should work together for the benefit of the client. We welcome guidance and interaction with your Physician, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor or whomever you entrust your healing advice and treatments.

If you still have pain while in rehab from an injury or surgery AND your doctor or physical therapist believes manual therapy would help the healing process, give us a call. We can provide a Statement of Massage Therapy/Receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

Corporate Chair Massage

We also offer on-site Corporate Chair Massage for your small to medium-sized business, departments, PTA/school, event, fundraiser or home/neighborhood party and open house.

As a professional member of American Massage Therapy Association, Raeann is also listed under Find-A-Therapist.Professional_4C

Client Referral Program

When you REFER a client to Pain Relief Therapy, you will receive a $10 OFF your next session or !! Be sure your referral tells me that YOU sent them so YOU receive credit!

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