“I highly recommend Dustin. He is highly attentive, knowledgeable and thorough every single time. I initially began getting treatments because I was experiencing extreme discomfort, he speed my recovery along exponentially. I continue to get massages now purely for maintenance and enjoyment. It’s been several months now and the sessions continue to get better.“
Massage for Pain Management and Relaxation
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At Cherish the Body, Dustin Kline is your massage therapist. He helps clients from all walks of life improve their mental and physical performance. With a combination of Eastern and Western massage, he works from a foundation of neuromuscular therapy and focus on structural imbalances that are causing discomfort throughout the body. He also blends in Thai massage techniques including acupressure and stretching to help relax the mind and body in order to accomplish deep muscle release – and improving the overall benefit of the massage.
Massage therapy can help:
- Prevent Injuries
- Alleviate Neck & Back Pain
- Promote Flexibility
- Improve Endurance & Performance
- Increase Relaxation
- Reduce Stress & Fatigue
Is a structurally integrative approach to pain relief, a very specific form of manual therapy. The method is based on finding structural imbalances as well as biomechanical patterns in the body. According to recent research approximately 90% of pain symptoms are not where the route cause of the problem is. Neuromuscular therapists believe that the cause is found in soft tissues that are not being properly investigated.
During the process of NMT the therapist evaluates and works on the muscles that are the cause rather than the result of the problem unlike most other massage modalities, meaning that a session can include working on parts of the body that are not in pain in order to get rid of the pain in other areas.
NMT will feel painful at first, but the pressure of the massage should alleviate the tenderness in the muscles. This is not a massage to fall asleep while receiving, it is extremely important to communicate with the therapist regarding the pressure. The pressure during the therapy should never be overly painful. In fact, most people describe the pressure as “good pain”. As with all deep work it is very important to drink plenty of water after a treatment!
Sports massage therapy is for all types of athletes from runners to skiers to CrossFit competitors. The techniques utilized in a sports massage depends on the athletes sport and focus on the area of the body that absorb the most stress and are sore from overuse.
For maximum performance during training or after an event, many athletes find that sports massage therapy help to enhance their event preparation and reduce recovery time. A specially designed sports massage helps prevent injuries, promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
Sports massage can help all types of athletes including:
- Baseball & Softball Players
- Weight Lifters
- Basketball Players
- Water Skiers & Wakeboarders
- CrossFit Participants
- Runners & Walkers
- Skiers and Snowboarders
- Soccer Players
- Equestrian Riders
- Tennis Players
Trigger points are tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. The symptom of a trigger point is referred pain. The theory that pain likes to travel describes why TPs usually send their pain to some other part of the body that has a neuronal connection with the trigger point knot.
This serves as a little road map to know where the next area in the body that needs work after the original knot is released. TPs can cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. They are often the source of the pain in joints that are commonly mistaken for arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis or ligament injury.
Fascia is tough connective tissue that surrounds every muscle fiber, bone, nerve, blood vessel and organ, all the way down to the cellular level. It affects all functions in the musculoskeletal system. Fascia supports and cushions, creating separation between vessels, organs, bones and muscles and allows space through which nerves and fluids can pass.
All fascia throughout the body is interconnected like a spider web. A restriction in one area of the body creates tension throughout this web pulling on other structures. Fascial restrictions can pull the body out of it’s normal alignment, compressing on joint surfaces and bulging disks, resulting in pain, loss of motion and weakness. Myofascial therapy works by loosening the fascia, creating more space for movement just like how stretching does.
Focuses on easing tension within deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, and is especially beneficial for chronic tension, contracted areas and many other health benefits. With deep tissue massage the movements are much more slower and deeper, concentrating on the areas of tension and/or pain. When there is chronic pain and/or tension there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore natural movement. This is accomplished by the therapist using direct deep pressure or friction across the grains of the muscles. It is common at certain points in the massage to experience some pain and discomfort during deep tissue work.
It is very important to communicate with your therapist if at any point you experience pain that is outside of your comfort level. It is also common to feel pain or stiffness after a deep tissue massage, but it should reside in a day or so. Make sure you drink plenty of water to help with the “detoxing” effect. Just like with any other massage the client may undress to their comfort, but it is much more easier for the therapist to perform their best by directly working onto the skin.
Is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage, it should be deeply relaxing for the client if done correctly. Swedish style massage therapists use oils/lotions to facilitate smooth gliding strokes, also including kneading, friction, stretching and sometimes tapping motions.
Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to ease muscle tension, promote relaxation and helps with numerous health benefits. Swedish massage is done with the client usually nude underneath a sheet, however you can keep your underwear on and many newcomers do. The therapist uses a specific technique called “draping” to uncover only the part of the body being worked on.
Is a form of bodywork that is based on gentle massage and manipulation of the internal organs of the body. Many ancient theories believe that all illnesses derive from a weak digestive system. Internal organs can and often do hold a great amount of tension, when a person experiences any kind of trauma the organs are the first to absorb that stress whether it be physical or emotional.
As far as pain within the body is concerned, muscles can have trigger points that fire into organs. Organs can also fire into muscles causing pain in the back, hip/leg, neck/shoulder as well as anywhere else in the body. Receiving visceral massage can help release tension throughout the physical body as well as the emotional body.
A session consists of the recipient remaining fully clothed with just the abdominal area exposed. The therapist begins by gently palpating and massaging the muscles that cover the organs, allowing the nervous system and soft tissues to relax. Then the therapist will begin massaging the organs, starting with the digestive system and then moving to the liver, spleen and diaphragm, the kidneys and lungs can also be manipulated as well.
Is a very unique form of bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, Acupressure and Reflexology that dates back about 2500 years. The roots of Thai Massage are traced to the founder of the art (known as “Father Doctor”) Shivaga Komarpaj. Unlike the scooping and continuous strokes of Western massage, the Thai method uses point pressure, muscle stretching and compression, done in a rhythmic movement of gentle rocking.
In Thai massage the therapist not only uses their hands, but their feet, forearms, knees, and elbows as well to free tension from the recipient’s body. A session starts off with a very relaxing foot bath with hot water and essential oils. Thai massage is performed on a mat on the floor, the work is done fully clothed and there are no lotions or oils required. Many times a steamed herbal pack is used in conjunction with the massage.
Thai massage is especially beneficial for relaxation, freeing blockages in energy flow, invigorating the nervous system, relieving pain and muscle tension, increasing the ability to absorb nutrition, improving circulation of blood and lymph, increasing flexibility through passive yoga postures, and of course assisting in balance of mind, body, and spirit.
“I have been getting bodywork for many years now and I must say the massage I received from Dustin was the best that I have ever had. He listens to the body and goes right where the painful spots are. Do not miss an opportunity to see him!“