Medical Massage Therapy
at Natural Health Center
Your Natural Health Center doctor may recommend medical massage therapy as part of your treatment plan. Our in-clinic medical massage therapists offer a wide range of techniques that augment our naturopathic and chiropractic care.
Our massage therapy modalities include:
Classic Swedish massage
Myofascial trigger point therapy
Deep tissue massage
Trigger point release
Rolfing® structural integration
Medical massage therapy may be covered by your insurance when prescribed by one of our doctors. Learn more about our insurance billing.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
Myofascial trigger point therapy is a specialized treatment for musculo-skeletal pain, also known as myofascial pain. “Myo” means muscle, while “fascial” refers to the connective tissue that holds us together. Myofascial pain can originate from trigger points in muscles and the fascia that is interwoven throughout the soft tissue.
Trigger points can be hypersensitive, tightened areas, referred to as taut bands, and they can occur in muscles, tendons and ligaments. They may cause pain, tingling, burning, weakness and a variety of other symptoms. Often they will have a specific pain pattern called referred pain, which means they may cause pain not only right where they are but in other areas as well.
Rolfing® Structural Integration
Rolfing® structural integration focuses on fascia, which is the protective layer surrounding our muscles, bones and organs. Fascia gives muscles their shape and the body its structure. Over time, however, the continuing pull of gravity, the stress of daily activities, and physical injuries can pull the body out of alignment. The fascia shortens, tightens and adjusts to accommodate the misalignment. This condition creates inefficiency and imbalance, resulting in stiffness, discomfort and loss of energy. Rolfing® structural integration practitioners align and balance the body by applying pressure to lengthen and reposition the fascia. Read more on our Rolfing® webpage.
Meet our massage therapy providers: Courtney Edwards, LMT; Chastity Dovell, LMT; Linda Gill, LMT; Helen M. Meacham, NTS, LMT; Kim Miller, LMT; Meranda Spaulding, LMT, and Stephanie Phillips, LMT.
Meet our myofascial trigger point therapists: Warren Anderson, CMTPT, LMT and Sue Bailey, CMTPT.
Meet our Rolfing® structural integration practitioner: Heidi Helling, Certified Rolfer™