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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 real change in muscle tension, length and health. 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.

Psoas Release - The psoas muscle is a critical core hip flexor that can be intimately involved with low back and hip pain. This technique combines active release with a myofascial stretch to effectively relax this hard-to-reach muscle. Sitting for long periods of time (shortening) or over-using the psoas by running or biking can cause trigger points to develop in these bilateral muscles. Referred pain typically goes to the low back or thigh.


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. Clients say it feels good and very relaxing. Hard-to-treat cases like tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis have responded much faster to this technique than traditional myofascial massage.

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