How is Medical Massage different than a Deep Tissue, Sports Massage or Spa Massage?
My approach to a pain relief massage is very different than an average massage because I only work on the areas related to your pain/injury. I combine modalities to unlock the soft tissue and Trigger Points that are responsible for your pain. You can't achieve pain relief with just one approach and medical massage is not one size fits all. The reason for this is that your soft tissue and muscles react differently to pain and become a variety of adhesions, tight muscles or fascia, knots, etc. These issues are responsible for creating a cycle of pain and discomfort. I combine Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue to address the route cause of your pain and unlock the soft tissue.
When you work with me, your session is very targeted to the areas where your pain originates and where it refers to, so it's not a relaxing full body spa massage, but at the same time, it's not excruciating.
I often assign homework, usually an icing program, but sometimes I'll give you stretches depending on where you are in your recovery. I may also teach you some self-massage techniques to help you through flare-ups or to just maintain until your next session. These tools help you to manage and reduce your pain which tend to result in a faster recovery.
If you have acute pain, follow the system of R.I.C.E
You can begin massage therapy 3 days after the onset of an injury as long as you've been following the R.I.C.E. method.
I understand what is involved in dealing with chronic pain because I have suffered from it myself. I also encourage you to read my yelp reviews or testimonials about real clients that I've treated.
Located in my home-office in Burbank near Glendale, La Canada, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Valley Village, Pasadena, Tujunga and North Hollywood.
Pain Relief for:
"End Your Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery (3rd Edition)" by Kate Montgomery
"The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition" by Clair Davies, Amber Davies and David G. Simons
"Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual (2nd Edition)" by Devon J. Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland
"The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion" by Pete Egoscue
"Pain Free at Your PC" by Pete Egoscue
"The Miracle of MSM:The Natural Solution for Pain" by Stanley W. Jacob MD