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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 excess pain sensitivity.

Additional techniques used by Right as Rain:

Active Release Technique - Treatment that involves impinging a muscle while contracting it. Helps to strengthen muscles weakened by trigger points. May also break the cycle of contracture and improve range of motion.  Typically used for frozen shoulder syndrome.

Fascia Blasting - Treatment using a tool with plastic feet to semi-vigorously "scratch" an area suspected of having gummed-up fascia.  This disrupts and loosens fascial adhesions that are preventing efficacy of traditional massage and restricting blood flow.  Scar tissue is made of fascial adhesions and can cause pain when its bulk presses upon nerves with movements such as raising an arm overhead.

Specialized Massage

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. 

This work is indicated in cases involving glute dysfunction such as sciatica and SI joint displacement because glutes are extensors (the opposite of the flexors). 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.

Shoulder Pain Relief

Right as Rain's specialty is treating many types of shoulder pain and dysfunction. From frozen shoulder to old injury and idiopathic (unknown cause) myofascial pain, Right as Rain can help with a combination of treatments listed above to treat:

  • Impingement syndrome
  • Labral tear
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Scar tissue
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Range of motion limitation
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