Massage for Pain Relief
Reduce Pain and Promote Healing
Massage For Pain Control
Aruna utilizes targeted therapeutic medical massage techniques including SRT, PNMT, TMJ and deep tissue massage that have been clinically shown to significantly reduce pain and promote healing from several complications of many disease conditions.
Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT)
Spinal reflex therapy is the only procedure that addresses the most prevalent cause of nerve, muscle, skeletal pain and dysfunction: the Spondylogenic Reflex Syndrome (SRS). What is Spondylogenic Reflex Syndrome (SRS)? Imagine a hot summer day and your friend throws ice cold water on your back. Your back arches instantly, your head and arms push it away, and your body leaps into the air to move you away and protect you.
How Does Spondylogenic Reflex Syndrome (SRS) Affect Us?
Modern lifestyle and environmental factors turn on SRS:
- Cause: stress, poor ergonomics, diet, injury, weakness, and more
- Reaction: Reduced health, mobility, and performance in muscles and joints
- Result: Profound pain and dysfunction, muscle spasms and weakness, fatigue, trigger points, soft tissue fibrosis, joint strain, degenerative arthritis, distorted posture, pinched nerves, acute and chronic pain, suppressed organ and immune responses
What Will Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT) do for You?
SRT provides a profound reduction in symptoms and improves health quickly and safely.
If you are experiencing: traumatic injury, back or neck pain, shoulder, knee or foot pain, muscle, joint, or nerve problems, or are looking for peak performance spinal reflex therapy is the solution you are looking for! SRT is effective in reducing acute, chronic pain, restoring balance and power, increasing range of motion, speeding injury and performance recovery, delaying certain surgeries, reducing stress, and improving overall health and fitness.
Who Can Benefit From SRT?
Age, history, and activity levels do not preclude you from the benefits of SRT procedures. SRT cannot cure disease, but has been clinically shown to significantly reduce pain and select complications of many disease conditions.
Fast relief! Move freely immediately, with ease, balance, and strength. Pain-free with SRT.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT)
PNMT is an approach to soft tissue treatment that is based on problem-solving skills, skilled assessment, and precise treatment that gets results.
How is PNMT Different From General Relaxation Massage?
PNMT Massage for Pain ReliefPrecision neuromuscular therapy (PNMT) takes time, because the chosen areas of importance are treated extremely thoroughly and thoughtfully. That kind of precision takes time. General relaxation massage systematically addresses every body part equally. In PNMT, the whole session is organized around problem-solving your particular discomfort. In general relaxation massage the receiver is often totally passive and can drift into neverland if desired. With PNMT, the therapist will need your input and feedback to discover where the restrictions are hiding. Solving a problem that has been going on several months does not happen in one session. With PNMT, plan on three or four sessions to see a real difference.
What is Your PNMT Therapist Treating?
One of the most important sources of your pain could be trigger points, which are small injured areas inside a muscle that refer pain elsewhere. Locating and eliminating trigger points takes skill and patience, but results can be absolutely amazing. Trigger points are the subject of much current pain research. Trigger points in the small muscles of the base of the neck can be an overlooked source of headaches and pain control.
What Can You Expect in a PNMT Session?
At the beginning of your session, the therapist will sit down with you to discuss your pain, what makes it worse and what makes it better. What follows is a very thorough examination and investigation into possible muscular causes for your pain. Your feedback is crucial, so expect to let the therapist know what areas seem important. Our job is to narrow the field of problem muscles, yours is to verify accuracy.
Aruna has taken all five classes of precision neuromuscular therapy consisting of 95 contact hours, complete with the research work about the spinal range of motion.
PNMT is beneficial to individuals with the following conditions, but not limited to:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff problems
- Pain due to repetitive stress
- Nerve entrapment issues
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Migraines/ headaches
- Whiplash injuries
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms/strains
- TMJ dysfunction
- Chronic Pain Control
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
- Shin Splints
- Post-surgical pain and limited motion (shoulder, hips, knees, replacements etc)-when your physician okays for rehab exercises
- and many more!
Treating TMJ Dysfunction (TMJ)
Utilizing precision neuromuscular therapy to treat the muscles of the jaw helps individuals enjoy biting through an apple, carrots or bagel and enjoying the taste without any pain. Individuals with TMJ dysfunction, experience inability to open their mouth to their complete potential, pain around joints, ringing in ears and headache due to pain around jaw muscles.
What Does TMJ Dysfunction Look Like?
- Are you an individual who clenches your teeth at night and wakes up the next morning with sore muscles in your mouth?
- Do you clench your teeth when you are in stress and then experience a headache due to the tight muscles?
- Have had any dental work done where your mouth was kept open for an extended period of time (which might aggravate the muscles in your jaw)?
- Do you feel like your TMJ joint locks and have difficulty opening or closing your jaw completely?
- Do you have difficulty chewing or pain while chewing carrots, bagels or bite through a whole apple?
- Do you hear your jaw click and have limited movement associated with jaw clicking?
- Do you experience headaches around your temple muscles due to clenching of jaw?
What Will the Massage Around TMJ do for You?
Massage around the jaw muscles will help improve the range of motion of joints so you can bite through your favorite foods and enjoy eating without experiencing pain, reduced stress on the jaw muscles, relief from the chronic or acute pain around jaw muscles, relief from headaches caused by the jaw muscles.
Who Will Benefit From Precision Neuromuscular Therapy?
Massage is usually scheduled in half-hour increments so muscles are not overwhelmed or overstressed. Aruna is certified to work (with gloves on) inside the mouth to help relieve those tight muscles so you are able to open your jaw better than before painlessly. It has been clinically shown to reduce the headaches and soreness of jaw muscles. Please be sure to get a prescription or a script from your dentist so we can help you in your healing process.
Deep Tissue Massage
Is deep tissue massage good for everyone and anyone? The answer is no. The reason being, not all of our bodies are built the same way.
Every individual’s needs are different, based on if the individual who is seeking a therapist for massage has undergone surgery or has chronic pain in neck, feet, back, low back, headaches or has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or fibromyalgia or if they just want to relax because they had a stressful day.
If a client approaches us for our services, our intake process will include questions about their health history, surgeries they have had, injuries they had a few years ago, a few months ago and a few days ago.
Here are some identifies to help you figure out if a deep tissue massage is for you:
- If the client has had surgery where lymph nodes were removed and they are seeking our service to reduce the swelling in extremities (arms and legs) or remove the toxins from the body, then we would NOT suggest Deep tissue massage for that individual. Lymphatic drainage massage would be ideal for that client. Lymphatic massage is recommended by the surgeons for individuals who have undergone Liposuction surgery.
- If the individual has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, then deep tissue is NOT what we would recommend to that person.
- If an individual’s doctor referred the patient to us for TMJ massage, since that person is experiencing pain around the jaw or have restricted range of motion around the joint, Again, we would NOT recommend Deep tissue massage for that individual. Doctor’s recommend and refer their patient to us for myofascial release massage in that situation.
- If an individual is recovering after a knee or hip replacement surgery, then doctors usually want their patient to go through rehab exercises with a physical therapist (PT). Now a massage therapist can help that individual as well after PT or before a PT appointment. Deep tissue massage might NOT be a good idea in this situation as well. Precision neuromuscular therapy and or spinal reflex therapy is what we would utilize depending on the Individual’s situation.
- When a pregnant woman is seeking a massage therapist, based on the woman’s health history and talking to the client, there might be certain areas in the body where deep tissue massage can be implemented. For the most part though we would recommend prenatal pregnancy massage.
- If an individual wants to relax after a stressful day, then that person might be a good candidate for a deep tissue massage. Please feel free to inform your massage therapist if the pressure the therapist applies is comfortable or not.
Good communication is pertinent for a client to benefit and for the therapist to be successful.