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Therapeutic Massage for Pain and Rehabilitation


Chanhassen and Eden Prairie Offices

If you need lasting pain relief, you need therapeutic massage from Right as Rain. We practice custom combinations of the techniques described below. They alone or in conjunction with chiropractic care, physical therapy and other rehabilitative therapies are highly successful in treating pain and dysfunction. Your first appointment includes a thorough health-history intake to ensure the right treatment for you.  Most clients experience relief in just one visit.


What is Therapeutic Massage? 

Therapeutic massage is a combination of the following treatments:*

Deep Tissue Massage - Deeper and slower pressure designed to make lasting change in muscle tension. Pressure levels vary. Recommended for chronic areas of pain and dysfunction.

Trigger Point Therapy - Focused treatment to areas causing and dispersing specific pain and other sensation. Recommended for acute and intermittent areas of pain such as headaches.

Myofascial Release - Gentle stretching of fascia to separate and release adhesions with muscle fibers. Typically used for areas of scar tissue, suspected restriction or excessive pain sensitivity.


Specialized Treatments

TMJ Massage - This work involves a combination of gloved intraoral and extraoral work targeting key muscles that power the jaw including those in the scalp followed by neck and shoulder massage.  It may help with clicking and popping but is mainly effective for headaches and jaw pain due to clenching or grinding of teeth and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.  The therapist is certified for this specialized treatment.

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Nerve Mobilization - The nervous system is completely responsible for pain, but the musculoskeletal system can be a contributing factor.  With that said, most massage therapy is focused on muscles and fascia alone.  Nerve mobilization is treatment that aspires to release impingement, but more commonly, calm the nervous system down through modulation techniques that communicate with the brain providing a reduction of unnecessary pain signal.  It is a gentle approach to pain management appropriate for anyone.


Graston Technique

Fascia is an essential part of your soft tissue construct, but it can get bound up with adhesions in the form of scar tissue even in areas that have not had surgery. Overuse patterns, trauma, and especially old injuries can leave tales of woe in the body that just don't seem to disappear. Graston has been used for decades but is now gaining more notoriety for its efficacy in:

  • breaking up scar tissue

  • reducing soft tissue adhesions

  • relieving muscle pain

  • speeding up soft tissue recovery

Right as Rain uses IASTM tools (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) to treat myofascial restriction. Part of the healing process involves bringing blood to the surface of the skin with the gentle scraping. This technique can be used in many areas of the body (including the scalp!) without the bruising of cupping. Cases of tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis respond better to this technique than traditional myofascial massage.

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