Great massage therapy is present in a town like Boulder. Michael brings his 25 years of bodywork experience and adds modalities for adding 'stay-power' to your pain and stress-management. Using tools like Neurostim to re-calibrate the brain's pain signaling; cold laser for tissue rebuilding; and/or kinesiotaping for fascia/brain rewiring all add 'stay power' to your session. A personalized education of your bodies' mobility and optional corrective exercises and/or movements (professionally emailed exercises with videos for a small additional fee.)
Michael brings gratitude for serving clients for over 25 years with personal training, Active Release Technique (ART), massage therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, somatic movement, Neurostim certs., and many additional cont. education hours related to the body, mind and soul. He loves to learn about the brain and body connection to reduce stress and pain = living more gratitude, less pain, more joy and THRIVING.
"Restorative Therapist" is the best description of this work. Yet, my practice is ever-evolving toward coaching.
Biggest differentiation: passion and tools to support chronic pain with past traumas, surgeries and scars (4 month - 40 years ago) that may be unconsciously up-regulating the ANS = pain and anxiety.
Optimal chronic pain client: The client with a chronic, debilitating knee, elbow or back pain having past or recent abdominal area surgeries (gallbladder, C-sections, or intestinal scarring, appendix, etc.) + higher life stressors.
Most of 1st time visits will be educated to how many return visits (usually 3-6). For clients coming in with multiple injury patterns and many past surgeries, min. of 6 sessions will be needed to change up the brain-body-pain patterns. New clients recommended to book 85 min. sessions to allow for assessments and tx. The 1st and 2nd sessions are usually higher % of Neurostim work for recalibrating the brain from past injuiries that may have upregulated your nervous system = increase of pain anywhere in the body and increasing internal anxiety..
Your follow ups may be shorter durations. Please bring a pair of shorts and sports bra or tank top to ease in evaluation and treatment.
If looking for quality bodywork for body aches and de-stressing, book in for 65 or 85 min. If I am booked, see www.facwellness.com and book with Trevor Harris, Dan Rapkin, or Victoria Robertson.