Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated

Reinforce Other Modalities

Sports Injuries
Massage can help an athlete, whether a weekend warrior or serious competitive athlete, recover from injuries faster as well as help prevent many common injuries like sprains and strains. Regular maintenance massage can help weight lifters recover from hard workouts and increase their capacity to lift even more.
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Computer-Induced Maladies
With our society's ever increasing reliance on the computer, we see more serious and frequent cases of computer related traumas like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Repetitive Strain Injuries, Headaches, Fatigue and Reduced Range of Motion. Regular Massage can help reduce or even eliminate these conditions by adding flexibility to hypertonic muscles. Certain modalities, such as Neuromuscular Reprogramming, actually teach the muscles how to work in relation to each other and create balance within entire structures.
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Reduced Range of Motion
When joints lose mobility because the muscles around them are so tight they do not move properly, the joint begins to deteriorate. Reduced ROM in one joint also adversely affects the joints that work with it. Thus, if the neck muscles are so tight that the neck loses mobility, the shoulders are also affected as are the elbows and wrists. Proper movement and flexibility are essential to good muscular and joint health.
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NMR Conditions treated

Sciatica
There are two types of Sciatica-- True and Pseudo. True Sciatica is when the Sciatic Nerve is trapped because of a structural problem such as over rotated or misaligned hips. This condition is best treated by a good Chiropractor. There is a list of several I work with and recommend in the Links section.
Pseudo Sciatica is caused by the Piriformis muscle becoming so tight that it pinches the Sciatic Nerve. This radiates pain from the middle of the buttocks to as far away as the foot. Releasing the tension in the Piriformis and nearby Gluteal Muscles will almost always remedy the situation. Continued stretching and attention to posture will usually prevent recurrence.
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Lower Back Pain
Just about everyone has experienced Low Back Pain at one time or another. It can be caused by Trauma like a car accident, sudden wrenching motion or bad fall. More commonly, it is caused by over use, poor posture and limited mobility of some major muscle groups like Hamstrings, Erectors and Glutes.
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Fibromyalgia
Massage has been clinically proven to help reduce the pain, stiffness and tender points most often associated with Fibromyalgia. The most commonly accepted reason is that massage helps reset the Central Nervous System and enhances the production of certain pain blockers, including endorphins, serotonin, and norepinephrine. These hormones work to counteract pain signals conducted by the brain, and this would explain why massage offers such dramatic pain relief. Fibromyalgia is often associated with high stress levels and massage is a great stress reliever! Getting a person out of the parasympathetic nervous system, or “fight or flight” state, encourages the mind and body to relax and return to a calmer state. When this happens pain almost always dissipates. To be clear, I am not stating that I or any other Massage Therapist can cure Fibromyalgia. What clinical studies and my personal experience have shown is that regular massage and a healthy lifestyle can greatly reduce the pain symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Please refer to the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers web page for more details: http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fibromyalgia_massage.html

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Reinforce other modalities

Chiropractic
I work with many Chiropractors in the Raleigh area. Please see the Links section for more information on my referring doctors.
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Acupuncture
I am a firm believer in Acupuncture. Two of the best in the area are Marc Cutler of Advanced Healthcare Solutions, and Brett Hightower of Health Space.
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Yoga
I am also a firm believer in yoga as a life long exercise and meditation process. I work with several yoga studios and teachers in the area cross promoting our alternative health services. I highly recommend Cyndi Bulka at Moving Mantra Yoga Studio in North Raleigh.
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Hypnotherapy
I have worked with Stephanie Embry of ThetaWorks and think she is phenomenal. She is able to bring many subconscious items up to the conscious level where they can be examined and dealt with. I highly recommend hypnotherapy for a wide range of mental or behavioral issues.
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