1/2 hr. Focused Therapy Sessions

1/2 hr. Focused Therapy Sessions

½ hr Focused Therapy Sessions I have always practiced a holistic approach to the work I provide. As such, not only do I look beyond the more obvious area of pain to address the larger issue precipitating the complaint, but I also intentionally include calming massage methods to supplement and support the more intense deep tissue therapy. As my client well know, I work slowly with much focus and intention thereby helping to reduce the discomfort...

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IASTM now offered at TLC

IASTM now offered at TLC

I am very happy to now provide IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) techniques for my clients with acute / chronic pain and injuries. IASTM uses a combination of techniques that I commonly use (from orthpedic massage and physical therapy methods) with instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques commonly used in the physical therapy and osteopathic fields. Until this time IASTM, or simply ASTM, training has been...

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Prepare Your Body for Spring Activities with Therapeutic Massage

Prepare Your Body for Spring Activities with Therapeutic Massage

Spring is finally taking hold as the weather warms, the grass gets greener, new birds are at the feeder, and the garden soil is ready to be worked. Winter in Maine is long and can easily be a time when our body becomes deconditioned as a indoor passive lifestyle settles in. So when the weather warms and we head outside to begin the clean up and prepare the gardens its easy to over work our body in short time. As any professional athlete will...

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Why Your Low Back Pain Could Be Coming From Your Butt

Why Your Low Back Pain Could Be Coming From Your Butt

Dana Tavares 4/19/2018 One of the first things I was taught in massage school was not to simply focus on where our patients felt their pain as it could very well be originating from another area altogether. And if we were to focus just where they felt their pain we would likely only provide temporary relief instead of completely resolving their issue. Though this is a very broad and complex subject however I will attempt to keep this simple and...

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care

As many of you know, I’ve worked along with chiropractic doctors for over a decade. I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve worked with, in combination with chiropractic care, that had already gone the gamut of pain medications, muscle relaxers, anti inflammatory drugs, even surgery, and still had chronic pain with restricted mobility, and did not see significant results until beginning chiropractic and massage therapies....

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What Can I Do For You Today?

What Can I Do For You Today?

    Very broadly speaking, I provide 4 categories/levels of care; General Wellness Care, Acute Care, Corrective/Restorative Care, and Maintenance Care. Each person is unique and requires a unique approach. And even as such, each individual may have different needs at each new session. Thus, I start each encounter with “What Can I Do For You Today”? I want to know what has brought you in today. If it is an ongoing issue, I want to...

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