Conditions we work with

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Targeted Therapeutic Massage

We work very hard to ensure that our therapists don’t just understand massage, but understand how different conditions affect people and how massage can be applied to ease each condition. We continuously engage in professional development through hands on classes, in house training, reading, and research in order to help people to the best of our abilities.

Below is a list of some of the conditions we see and the therapists who have experience working with them. An asterisk denotes a therapist’s specialty. Massage therapists are not doctors and do not diagnose or prescribe treatment for medical conditions; please talk to your medical care team about your condition.

  • Anxiety
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / Hypermobility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • PTSD/PTSI
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scar Tissue
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Stress
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
Anxiety

People find massage helpful for easing both situational and generalized anxiety. A calming soothing session can help ease a racing mind and tense body. Swedish Massage, energy work, Thai Yoga Massage, reflexology, and hot stone massage are particularly helpful.

Booking suggestions – Book a Massage for Wellness. Bi-weekly or monthly membership depending on level of anxiety. Try a 90-minute session, many people with anxiety find it takes a while to settle into the session.

We also offer Yoga Flow for Stress & Anxiety. A weekly class designed to help you tap into your inner calm.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Whether true carpal tunnel or other carpal tunnel like symptoms, massage techniques can help ease the pain. The protocol focuses on freeing the nerve from entrapment and relaxing the muscles tissue. Nerve flossing, feather stroking, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapy are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Typically a package of three to six sessions can help ease CTS. If you only want the problem arm worked on a 30 minute session should do it, book longer if you prefer a more global approach including the full body.

Therapists- KassiaJames, and Robin.
Depression

Massage can be a gentle and supportive way to improve the mood of people who suffer from depression. Intentional therapeutic touch can help people feel a little better. Swedish Massage, hot stone massage, energy work, compression, and rocking can be particularly helpful.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Wellness. For situational depression a single session or short series of sessions can help. For on-going depression, we have membership options. We recommend a 60 or 90 minute session.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / Hypermobility

People who have hypermobile joints often experience muscle pain due to the fact that their muscles are working overtime to counterbalance the laxity in their ligaments. Targeted massage can help find and relax areas of the muscle that have tightened up and can also help ease pain. While working with a client who lives with EDS, the therapist will focus on pain relief and bolstering the joints and will avoid stretching and unnecessary movements. neuromuscular therapy and myofascial work show particular promise.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Bi-weekly or monthly membership. One hour session to start.

Therapist- Kassia, James. and Robin.
Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia presents differently for different people. For some, a gentle approach works wonders, while for others an aggressive firm pressure massage gives relief. Your therapist will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan to manage your fibromyalgia symptoms. Myofascial release, stretching, Thai Yoga Massage, lymphatic massage, and neuromuscular therapy are particularly effective.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Weekly or bi-weekly membership for more severe symptoms, bi-weekly or monthly for less severe symptoms. Thirty to sixty minutes if you have never had massage before and/or if previous massage has led to a flare-up.

Therapists- Kassia,* and James.
Headaches

Massage can help relieve pain from certain migraines, tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches, and sinus headaches. Many people find that massage can reduce the number of headaches they have as well as how bad they are. Depending on the type of headache, your therapist may recommend different approaches. Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and lymphatic massage are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Bi-weekly or monthly membership.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Hip Pain

Sciatica, piriformis syndrome, SI joint dysfunction, lower limb imbalances, past injuries, and more can lead to pain in the hips, buttocks, lower back, and legs. Massage can help when tight muscles are part of the equation. Neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, movement, stretching, nerve flossing, and sports massage are particularly effective. More on a few specific hip issues below.

Booking suggestion- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A series of sessions close together with possible follow up sessions if needed. A one hour session if you only want the target area worked or a 90 minute session for a full body session with extra focus on the hip area.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Low Back Pain

One of the most prevalent pain complaints in the US, chronic low back pain can be debilitating. Try massage to ease the pain and relax tight muscles in and around the low back. Both relaxation and structural massage have shown promise in relieving non-specific chronic low back pain.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A sixty minute session if you only want your back and related areas worked, or a 90 minute for a full body massage with extra back focus.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Multiple Sclerosis

Massage can help ease pain and enhance molibility for people who live with MS. It can also help make good days better! Your therapist will customize their approach depending on your particular needs. Gentle techniques to soothe the nervous system are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage Relief. A package with multiple sessions that can be used at your leisure. Start with a one hour session.

Therapists- None of our current staff has MS specific experience, but we are willing to grow with you.
Neck Pain

Repetitive motion, past injuries, postural problems, tech neck, arthritis, and more can lead to chronic neck pain. Our number one requested service- all Nimbus therapists are well versed in working with neck pain. Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, and myofascial release are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Try an hour if you want the massage just to focus on your problem area or 90 minutes if you would like a full body massage with extra focus on your neck.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Osteoarthritis

Many people use massage to ease the muscle tension and pain associated with arthritis and to maintain their range of motion. A gentle targeted approach can help keep you in your best shape. Neuromuscular therapy, tractioning, heat therapy, Thai Massage, and gentle movement are particularly effective.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Weekly or bi-weekly membership for more severe symptoms, bi-weekly or monthly for less severe symptoms. If you want a full body massage with extra attention on your arthritic areas, try a 90-Minute session.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Piriformis Syndrome

Often confused with sciatica, piriformis syndrome involves nerve entrapment that leads to pain in the buttock area and can involve pain and numbness that travels down the the back of the thigh. Massage can help relax the muscles surrounding the nerve and ease the pain and numbness. Neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial techniques, and nerve flossing are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A series of a few sessions close together.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Plantar Fasciitis

Tenderness and tightness in the bottom of the foot from inflammation to the fascia can lead to pain and difficulty standing. Massage is one therapy that can help ease the tight tissue and reduce pain. Myofascial release, connective tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, and stretching are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief or a Reflexology Session. A short series of sessions close together. Try a 30 minute session for targeting the foot only, or a longer session for a full body massage with extra focus on the foot.

Therapists- Kassia, James,* and Robin.
PTSD/PTSI

People are just beginning to seek out massage as an aid to quelling Post Traumatic Stress. Intentional therapeutic touch delivered by a trauma informed therapist may aid in easing the symptoms of PTSD/PTSI. The techniques used will vary depending on individual need as will possible adjustments for comfort.

Booking suggestions- Book either a Massage for Pain Relief or a Massage for Wellness depending on which you prefer– the intake form will ask for further information regarding your needs. Try a shorter session to see how it works for you and then go from there.

Therapists- Kassia,* James, and Robin.*
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although it cannot cure or reverse RA, massage can help ease pain and stiffness and can help people feel better. While not recommended during a flare, therapeutic massage on good days can help people manage RA. Stretching and gentle movement are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Try a shorter session to see how it works for you and then go from there. Try a package for the benefit of on-going massage that you can book on your own schedule around flares.

Therapists- Kassia and Robin.
Scar Tissue

Sometimes past injuries, surgeries, and syndromes create scar tissue in the body that can lead to pain, tightness, and dysfunction. Massage can help ease tension, pain, and itching due to scarring and scar tissue. Myofascial release, connective tissue massage, multi-directional friction, and movement are particularly effective.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Start with at least a 60 Minute session, scar tissue work can be slow. A series of sessions can help make headway.

Therapists- Kassia and Robin.
Sciatica

Depending on the reason for the sciatica, massage may improve symptoms greatly, or have little effect. If the sciatica stems from the muscles pressing on the nerve, massage can likely help. If the root cause involves a disc problem or skeletal issue, massage may only give some slight temporary pain relief. Intense pain should be treated by a medical professional.

Booking suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Try a shorter session to see how it works for you and then go from there. A series can relieve a one time issue, a membership can help with recurring pain.

Therapists- KassiaJames, and Robin.
Scoliosis

Spinal muscles can get tight and sore from the curvature of scoliosis. Anecdotally, some people say that their actual curvature seems to improve which may or may not be true. However, massage can help ease the pain and tension from scoliosis. Myofascial release, swehish massage, and neuromuscular therapy can help.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Weekly or bi-weekly membership for more severe symptoms, bi-weekly or monthly for less severe symptoms. If you want a full body massage with extra attention to your back areas, try a 90-Minute session.

Therapists- Kassia and James.
Shoulder Pain

Massage can help shoulder pain from a strained muscle, repetitive motion, arthritis, postural problems, recent or past injuries, a chronic syndrome, athletic training, and more. Shoulders take a particular beating because they move in so many directions. Neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, stretching, and Swedish massage are particularly effective.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. Book at least a 60 minute session, the shoulder is complex. The number of sessions needed will depend on your specific issue.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
SI Joint Dysfunction

When the SI Joint gets too tight, it can lead to pain and movement problems. Targeted massage can help ease muscular tension and restore movement to the area. Neuromuscular therapy, stretching, movement, and connective tissue massage are particularly helpful. For hypermobile SI Joints, massage can help ease the pain, but PT is recommended to help strengthen the musculature.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A series can help get it under control followed by a membership for more maintenance as needed. If you want a full body massage with extra attention to your SI joint, try a 90-Minute session.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Stress

Massage can do an excellent job at combatting the effects of stress. It can help people feel calm and renewed. Swedish Massage, energy work, Thai Yoga Massage, lymphatic massage, reflexology, and hot stone massage are particularly helpful.

Booking suggestions – Book a Massage for Wellness. Bi-weekly or monthly membership depending on level of stress. Try a 90-minute session, many people find it takes a while to begin to unwind.

Therapists- Kassia, James, and Robin.
Tendonitis/Tendonosis

Therapeutic massage to the tendon and surrounding musculature can help aid recovery and reduce pain from tendonitis and tendonosis. Tendons often need special attention because the tissue is dense and has less blood supply than muscle (making the body’s natural healing process slower than in muscle). Deep cross fiber friction, pin and stretch, myofascial release, connective tissue massage, and neuromuscular therapy are particularly effective.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A series can help get it under control followed by a membership for more maintenance as needed. Book a shorter session if you only want the affected area worked, a longer session if you want to incorporate it into a full body session.

Therapists- Kassia and James.
TMJ Dysfunction

Massage can help relieve jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain associated with TMJ Dysfunction. Our therapists use a combination of applied heat, targeted massage (including inside the mouth), and movement to relieve symptoms of TMJ. Neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and moist heat are particularly effective.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A series can help get it under control followed by a membership for more maintenance as needed. We recommend at least a 60 minute session.

Therapists- Kassia and James.
Whiplash

Whiplash manifests in multiple ways depending on the cause of the injury. Depending on your case massage may focus on calming the nerves, relaxing tight muscles, or restoring proper movement. Myofascial release, gentle movement and stretching, relaxation techniques, and neuromuscular therapy are particularly effective.

Booking Suggestions- Book a Massage for Pain Relief. A series can help get it under control. We recommend at least a 60 minute session.

Therapists- Kassia and James.
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