Acupressure, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Trigger Point Release, Pain
Neutralization Technique & Tui Na to Relieve Chronic Pain
I practice 3 styles of bodywork on my patients, all of which do not require use of acupuncture needles and are performed while fully clothed.
- Acupressure is a style of bodywork that works with the acupuncture point meridian system to release congested energy and blood flow in these points on the body. I am a Certified Massage Therapist (C.M.T.) in a Chinese style of acupressure called Tui Na.
- Myofascial Trigger Point Release is the contribution of Dr. Janet Travell, M.D. and Dr. David Simon, M.D. Their breakthrough research into the predictable patterns of where we feel pain and where its source is located makes it truly unparalleled. Arm, wrist and hand pain can be caused by knots in a muscle located in the neck? Burning pain along the edge of the shoulder blade can be caused by knots in the same muscle? Yes, there are multiple pain patterns for each muscle in the body. These are common examples of referred pain. A high level of knowledge of anatomy and ability to treat these trigger points is necessary to resolve or give lasting relief of referred pain.
- The Pain Neutralization Technique was developed over the course of the last 40 years by Dr. Stephen Kaufman, D.C. It is a very simple and shockingly quick way to dissolve painful trigger points anywhere in the body in a matter of seconds. When I learned of this technique and how effective it is I knew I had to go to Denver, CO to study with Dr. Kaufman. My patients are very glad I did; I use these techniques with nearly every patient with any type of pain and it makes a big difference in their recovery.