Athelas Therapy is a different kind of massage.
Trained in Neuro-Muscular Therapy, I focus my work on your areas of complaint. This is not a spa massage. This is a “take your life back from chronic pain” massage.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a medically based approach to soft tissue pain and dysfunction. NMT seeks to address not just the pain, but also underlying causes.
Trigger Points in muscles tend to follow particular patterns. As the Chinese found with Acupressure points, specific Trigger Points tend to create fairly predictable pain patterns and other sensations. These patterns are not always felt where the actual problem is, and they frequently mimic medical conditions. Sometimes, this can lead to patients getting treated for a health issue they don’t have, and the problem is still there. Or, the doctors might say there’s nothing wrong. Either way, the person suffering the symptoms of the trigger point is left with increased frustration.
The bodywork can be done with the client clothed, or with the client disrobed and draped.