Being at the mercy of pain sucks. You don’t want it to control your every move, but it does. Pain is a burden and it can control your life, limiting all aspects of your life. You don’t babysit your grandkids, because your back won’t let you get up and down without shooting pain, or you halt your workout routine due to an injury. Instead, your daily life choices revolve around your pain. Day after day you wait for your pain to simply go away; but it doesn’t. You make choices to avoid the pain. Your life revolves around a heating pad. You know deep down it shouldn’t be this way, but you’ve bravely soldiered on and on anyway.
Imagine for a moment what your life would be like without your pain. Would you run a marathon like you’ve always wanted to? Babysit your grandkids every week? Whatever it is you’ve been limited or unable to do image yourself doing it. Feels pretty awesome right?
Pain free living is within your grasp. We have helped hundreds of people get out of pain and get back to living their lives how they want to.
What I Do
I am a licensed medical massage therapist, myofascial release and fascial taping practitioner. I specialize solely in pain relief. I offer tailored medical massage treatments in Hadley, MA. We use a powerful soft-tissue technique called myofascial release (MFR) to release your restricted connective tissue.
I fell in love with this work when it healed my pony after a trailering accident. Then a number of years later my respect for MFR strengthened after I suffered a traumatic head injury and it was the only thing that eased and then ended my pain. Learn more about me and my story here.
What is MFR?
Myofascial release (MFR) is a hands-on gentle and very effective technique for lasting pain relief. It works by targeting the fascia system, which is connective tissue similar in appearance to a spider web that is woven throughout the entire body. When healthy, fascia is able to move and stretch, but when the body experiences physical trauma, scarring, or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. MFR works to release areas of restriction so the body can return to functioning normally.
Myofascial release can help specifically address a number of health issues. Some of these conditions include:
- Chronic pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ Disorders
- Carpal tunnel
- Mastectomy pain
What to Expect with a Myofascial Treatment
Treatments begin with a postural evaluation, followed by a discussion of the client’s goals for the session and a history of the problem or discomfort. Myofasical release is a dry modality so no oils or lotions are used. Along with the client’s input, areas of pain and discomfort will be located and Gibby will gently sink into them to release the ten
Treatment sessions are a team effort between therapist and client. You know your body better than anyone and so continual feedback allows for more precise and effective treatment.
Unlike traditional massage, MFR involves a lot less moving. It is not uncommon for Gibby to stay in one location for 5-10 minutes or longer for more restricted areas.
*Now it’s your turn. *
You have lost control and we are all about giving it back to you. This is not about having you coming in for sessions over and over again for months and months. I want to give you the tools and resources so you know what to do when you pain creeps up. Of course we are there to support you through this healing journey, but let’s kick pain out of the driver’s seat and back in your hands.
How it works:
Here at PVPRT, we work together to alleviate and eliminate your pain. I only work with dedicated individuals who are committed to giving their pain the boot and spaces are very limited. I want you to have the tools and resources at your disposal so you can tackle your pain head on. Your first visit is the beginning of our partnership. Together, we will look at the big picture.
If you are a new client, we want to make sure that Myofascial Release is the right treatment for you. Please fill out this short, simple form and we will contact you within 48 hours to outline your treatment goals and schedule your first session.