What is integrated massage therapy?
By combining deep-tissue massage techniques with both ancient and modern techniques of stress management, therapist Denise Rinehart-Kearney returns her clients to a healthy, balanced life. With over 18 years experience in Massage Therapy and Energy Work she provides pain relief and stress management that returns clients to a normal life.
Why do people seek integrated massage therapy?
The technical description of stress is the mind's reaction to external stimulus. The stimulus can be almost anything from getting a new job, changes at your current workplace, a major lifestyle change (marriage, for example), pregnancy, or retirement to something more physical like an auto accident, major injury or simply the inability to perform a task.
Common complaints of people who are suffering in a stress-related situation include fatigue, loss of energy, blocks of creativity, confusion and fear.
Pain, whether it is acute (nervous system sensations that alert the body to injury) or chronic (a persistent signal that continues for weeks, months or years) can be debilitating. Among the many symptoms that Kearney treats are back or neck pain, headaches, sore muscles and jaw pain.
TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction)
TMJ is a common disorder of the temporalmandibular joint space and the muscles that control that area. This disorder is actually an imbalance in the jaw that, once aggravated, can cause facial muscles to go into spasm. Stress, teeth-grinding, poor posture, diet, and accidents may irritate this condition. Many people suffer from symptoms and referral pain that stem from the temporal mandibular joint such as: headaches, migraines, tinnitus (ear ringing), sinus problems, neck, shoulder and back pain.
Denise's treatment program involves evaluating and discussing with the person what are their symptoms and triggers, then creating sessions that methodically reduce the tension and stress in the head, neck and body. "I use a variety of methods to promote healing and stress reduction however, and this does not replace denistry or perhaps the need for teeth bite adjustments or oral appliances." Among the techniques she uses are Myofascial Release therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, CranialSacral Therapy and other healing modalites (see Techniques).
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