Live a richer life, with less pain and physical limitation

Our aim is to treat the drivers of your pain and the whole body, rather than just your symptoms. That’s why we’ve designed our treatments to help you feel better long-term (not just during the massage). Ultimately, we want every patient to get back to enjoying the activities they may have given up on.

To make sure we can meet every patient where they are, each of our therapists dedicates time to learning, exploring, and training in the latest developments in bodywork and massage therapy. We’re continually striving to be the best possible therapists we can be.

How does it work?

Our approach to therapeutic massage begins with a thoughtful interview and physical assessment so that we can create a custom treatment plan. Here’s what to expect at your first appointment:

Step 1:

Step 1: Introduction & interview

You and your therapist will spend the first part of the session discussing everything that’s led up to your current problem. We don’t jump right into treatment. That’s because treatment that is targeted to your unique history will be more effective for you than generic solutions. Our goal is to find out which movements or tasks are meaningful to you.

Step 2:

Step 2: Assessment & massage therapy

Your therapist may assess your posture and how you move during your meaningful task. You may be asked to stand, sit, and walk around. Then, your therapist will use massage therapy techniques, tailored for what your body needs to feel better. This type of massage is often very gentle or can sometimes feel intense but good, like a deep stretch.

Step 3:

Step 3: Empowering plan for improvement

At the end of your session, your therapist will put together a plan for you to keep the process going. Your plan might involve further visits to your therapist, exercises to do at home, or new strategies to approach a task differently (such as changing the way you walk, sit, or run). You’ll have a deeper understanding of what’s going on with your body and strategies to improves what is meaningful to you.

Everything you need to know before you book

Frequent Questions

We use several different bodywork techniques. Because we think it’s important to involve you in your own treatment and recovery process, we’re breaking down the basics of each technique—along with some other frequently asked questions.

Do you direct bill insurance?

No. But while we can’t directly bill your insurance, many extended medical plans cover at least 75% of the treatment fees via reimbursements. For reimbursements, we encourage patients to confirm with their insurance provider before booking an appointment.

Are you Registered Massage Therapists?

Yes, we are!

Does it hurt?

No, none of our techniques cause pain. However, this type of massage therapy also isn’t designed to be completely relaxing. You may feel intense sensation as your body begins to release.

What should I wear? Should I bring anything?

You will be asked to move a little bit, so you should wear something that’s comfortable, allows your therapist to see your alignment clearly, and doesn’t restrict movement. Most patients wear workout or yoga clothes.

Bring any previous medical reports (including x-rays or MRIs) that are relevant to your current problem.

What is Myofascial Manipulation?

We use a technique called Myofascial Manipulation (or Myofascial Release) to reduce your pain and increase your freedom of movement. Your myofascial tissues, are comprised of muscle (myo) and fascia. Fascia is the incredibly strong membranes that connect and support your muscles and other tissues. These tissues can become injured, tense, shortened or sore. Because myofascial tissues are connected through your whole body, a problem in one part of your body can cause pain or limitations somewhere completely different, this is why your therapist may not only work on the area that is painful.

Myofascial Manipulation is an interactive massage therapy that stretches, loosens, and realigns connective tissue to reduce your pain. During these gentle manipulations, your nervous system responds by relaxing you and your muscles—which helps your body get deeper into the treatment. So instead of working against your body, Myofascial Manipulation encourages your body to work with the therapist and eventually reorganize itself for good.

Your therapist will pay careful attention during treatment to detect where your tissues aren’t as limber as they should be. Then, adjustments are made in real time as your tissues respond. Results are long-lasting, rather than just relaxing in the moment.

What is Neural Manipulation?

Neural Manipulation works on your nervous system throughout your body. Gentle, highly targeted pressure can help uncover where in the body nerves have become restricted or are otherwise not functioning correctly. Then, the treatment works to restore the problem nerves to their ideal state.

What is Structural Integration?

Structural Integration is the process of teaching patients how to relax their bodies into a neutral and healthy position and how to release tension and stress in the body. The treatment involves physical touch, massage, and adjustments, as well as thoughtful instruction for how to walk, sit, or stand (or more) slightly differently—so that you not only eliminate a chronic source of pain, but you also feel more connected to and aware of your body.

As a part of a Structural Integration treatment plan, your therapist may use techniques like Myofascial or Neural Manipulation. Like Myofascial Manipulation, Structural Integration focuses on the fascia throughout your body.

What is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy technique that addresses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body. These gentle manipulations are used to help improve pain and freedom of movement. Our therapists often use these techniques in conjunction with Myofascial Manipulation (link) as part of a tailored treatment approach to address your unique needs.

It is important to understand these techniques are not used to treat organ pathology, nor does it mean there is anything wrong with your organs if your therapist uses them.

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