Recovering from an injury can feel slow and frustrating. You may have already seen many different providers: chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and more, all working on your problem from different perspectives. Perhaps you’ve even been doing all of this on a consistent basis for years, yet your results are temporary at best. Or maybe you’re just beginning your injury rehab now, hoping that it doesn’t need to be a long and painful road. Wherever you are in your recovery process, our signature approach to medical massotherapy can help speed up your results.
Functional Massotherapy is a type of medical massage designed to identify and address the root of your pain, not just relieve the symptoms over and over again. It can be used alongside your existing physical therapy plan to help increase its effectiveness, or it can be a stand-alone treatment when you need extra support.
Our medical massage treatment plans can help with your recovery from a number of conditions: • Shoulder pain • Rotator cuff injury • Whiplash • Recurrent headaches or migraines • Neck pain • Low back pain • Sciatica • Impact injuries • Trigger point pain • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Golfer’s elbow • Tennis elbow • Plantar fasciitis
Our outcome-based approach to injury recovery has three core pillars: 1. Detailed assessment of “hidden” muscles related to the painful movement. If you’ve been dutifully treating the muscle that hurts and just aren’t getting the results you hoped for, it’s a clue that this muscle is the wrong target. Any movement (such as raising your arm over your head) requires the coordination of many different muscles. An uncooperative muscle in that chain creates a resistant force that leads to problems elsewhere, but it usually isn’t the spot we actually feel pain. Releasing these hidden restrictions is essential for lasting recovery. 2. Skilled soft-tissue manipulation that taps into the neuromuscular connection. Muscles have memory. To prevent tension and trigger points from coming back, we need to engage the nervous system in specific ways. Pain and stress are sensed by the nervous system, which then tells our muscles to protect us by increasing tension. When this reaction continues long after the situation has passed, chronic pain results. This is the pattern that must be interrupted to stop the same old pains from returning again and again. 3. Movement coaching so you can safely re-engage in the activities affected by your pain. “Don’t do that thing that hurts” just isn’t a plan we’re willing to accept. Even the most skillful treatment will fall short if it doesn’t account for the unique circumstances of your life. Your recovery is most meaningful when you’re armed with a gameplan, transforming the way you approach your most meaningful activities once and for all.
Recovering from rotator cuff injuries, back pain, or sports injuries can be stressful. Each Functional Massotherapy session is a combination of targeted trigger point therapy and life coaching designed to help you achieve real results within one month of beginning treatment.
Our signature approach to injury rehab massage includes personalized coaching to help you supercharge your results. After your initial treatment plan, you can come in for tune-ups as needed--but our goal is to take you solidly to the next step in your recovery within 30 days. With this thorough approach to assessment, hands-on treatment, and followup care, we’re committed to helping you achieve the quality of life you deserve.