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The three pillars of a great treatment plan
Asessment, Treatment, and Homecare

In a healthcare setting such as massage, an assessment refers to the systematic process of gathering relevant information about a client’s condition to better understand their health status, identify potential issues, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. 

In the absence of diagnostic capabilities, therapeutic massage relies on a comprehensive assessment of the body, considering the individual’s lifestyle and health history. The therapist skillfully perceives potential causes and areas for improvement, working collaboratively with the client to enhance overall health and facilitate rehabilitation. 

At Theralleve, whether you are booked in for massage or RAPID NFR, we ask our clients to complete a Health Intake & Consent Form as it reviews medical history (including conditions, injuries, medications) which creates a baseline of health, augmenting any physical examination we may provide and information relating to personal experience (symptoms, pain levels, other contributing factors). 

Treatment picks up where the assessment leaves off and while no two treatments are the same, communication here is as important as the assessment itself. In addition to monitoring how your muscles are reacting, feedback during your treatment can help us adjust the pressure and techniques used, find patterns in how and why pain appears, and document progress made. If work on sensitive areas is required, we’ll always ask for your consent before and during treatment. We aim to provide a safe space for our clients to ask questions.    

The road to better health doesn’t end with your treatment or at our doors. Clients are taught specific exercises they can do at home, at work, and on-the-go. They are encouraged to maintain this home-care as it will not only help in prolonging the positive effects of the treatment, but also empower the client with a deeper understanding of their habits.

Therapeutic Massage

Pain Relief / Pain Management

At Theralleve, we offer both Therapeutic and Relaxation massage which each involve a focused and intentional application of techniques, recognizing that no two bodies are the same and so each treatment is unique. 

Relaxation massage, also known as a Swedish massage, is a gentle form of massage therapy aimed at promoting relaxation and overall well-being. It involves long, flowing strokes, kneading, and gentle manipulation of the muscles. Some of its benefits include helping to calm the nervous system, decrease muscle tension, improve sleep, increase circulation, and boost immune function.

Therapeutic massage is a specialized form of massage that is designed to address specific musculoskeletal issues, alleviate pain, and enhance mobility by targeting the root causes of discomfort. This is our primary type of massage offered.

During treatment, the massage therapist pays close attention to both the client’s physical and verbal cues. Client feedback enhances the collaborative nature of this process and ensures that the massage is tailored to their needs, preferences, and comfort level while also considering their past and present conditions, health history, and habits. 

Perfect if you suffer from 

  • a desk job 
  • work involving repetitive movements 
  • back pain 
  • headaches  
  • hip problems 
  • foot problems 
  • poor posture 
  • sports injuries 
  • menopause 
  • aging 

You’ll benefit from 

  • pain relief 
  • mood enhancing endorphin release 
  • reduced stress and anxiety 
  • lower blood pressure 
  • increased lymph flow  
  • immune system boost 

Treatments

$115.50 for 60 minutes
$144.38 for 90 minutes

RAPID NFR                         

Neurofascial Reset

Rapid Neurofascial Reset (Rapid NFR) is an evidence-based manual therapy that addresses the central nervous system’s role in alleviating tension and restrictions within the body. 

The issue.

The brain’s number one goal is to protect us. Whenever the brain perceives threat or harm to the body, its initial response is to restrict functionality and mobility, create hypersensitivity, release an inflammatory response, and create compensation in the body. For example: if the neck is injured and can’t turn properly, the shoulders may take over and create a modified, similar movement. 

At first glance, this brain-to-body communication appears to be just what is needed. However, the issue becomes apparent when the healing cycle is interrupted, usually by our own intervention (cue outdated approaches like the R.I.C.E method), and this results in ‘inflammatory artifacts’ which continue to tell the brain to stay on high alert. Adhesions form in our fascia (connective tissue) and pain and/or dysfunction thrives. 

The treatment.

Trained in RAPID NFR, Carly uses hands-on palpation to examine and treat the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Directing her clients through specific movements, Carly utilizes a precise tension and depth into areas of pain and dysfunction and the nervous system, feeling safe, begins to release. 

Due to the nature of pain, RAPID sessions may be uncomfortable. This occurs as the neurological system is being stimulated to restore normal function. 

The result.

RAPID treatments provide the brain with a new line of communication, helping the nervous system to calm down so it can release pain cycles and reinforce proper inflammatory flushing. When the brain is brought back to safety, the most painful conditions and range of motion restrictions disappear.  

Like all treatments at Theralleve, RAPID NFR helps clients get out of pain and return to the activities they love.

 

Treatments

$78.75 for 30 minutes*

Conditions NFR – Upper body, Lower body, and Core can address 

  • Migraines & Tension headaches   
  • Shoulder pain – Frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injuries
  • TMJ-D – Vertigo and Tinnitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow  
  • Whiplash
  • Bursitis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Ankle sprains & strains
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Eye pain (concussions, head trauma) 
  • Core stability (diaphragm, pelvic floor)

 Things to know 

  • Acute and chronic pain can be addressed
  • Client is fully clothed for treatment (athletic wear usually worn)
  • No oil, lotion, or gel is used
  • Billed under Massage
  • Treatment length can range between 15min to 45min*
  • Area(s) of issue is usually resolved within 2 – 8 treatments
  • Rapid can be alternated with traditional massage treatments as part of your overall health plan

Dynamic Cupping 

FREE add-on treatment for both Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage

Your massage therapist will help determine if cupping is appropriate. 

“Cupping” is a therapeutic practice that involves placing a silicone cup over the skin to create a seal of suction. The cup is then either left in place (“parked”) or dragged across the skin for therapeutic effect. 

Some benefits of dynamic cupping are said to include: 

  • enhanced joint mobility,
  • lowered blood pressure,
  • and loosened fascia (releasing tight, restricted muscles)

At Theralleve, we are trained using the “Dynamic Cupping” method. This means that the cups have a shorter duration on the skin (typically less than 20 minutes of your overall massage treatment time) and the cups themselves are moving more than they are stationary. 

There is always a chance that a client’s skin can mark which is often a temporary circular darkening of the skin due to the cup’s suction. For this reason and other considerations, your massage therapist will always be mindful of both the suction pressure and amount of time the cups have been left on the skin as well as any health history that may impact their use. 

Most people feel relaxed and even energized after cupping, but there are many factors we consider when including it in treatment. For a full list of cupping side effects and a more comprehensive look, we recommend you read our blog. 

Because we know that cupping might still be a curiosity to you, we welcome any questions – please do not hesitate to email, phone, or ask us at your next appointment.

TMJ (D) Temporomandibular Joint (Dysfunction) 

Jaw Pain/Dysfunction

The three pillars of a great treatment plan: Assessment, Treatment and Homecare  

TMJD is a dysfunction of the jaw  including the joint itself and/or surrounding muscles  and can affect people in different ways. Often influenced by posture, how the body behaves at rest and at work can influence both internal (stress, psychological) and external (mobility, flexibility) responses. These responses can alter the orientation and function of the jaw which can create habits of compensation or other conditions, often leading to pain. TMJ massage aims to increase mobility, decrease pain, and create better body awareness. A TMJ massage pulls together information about contributing life factors and clinical assessment to form the basis for appropriate treatment and homecare.  

Treatments

Availability coming in October

People Who Suffer 

  • Actors   
  • Singers 
  • Musicians who play mouth instruments  
  • Athletes who wear mouth guards 
  • Individuals who wear braces/mouth appliances/everyday retainers 
  • Teeth grinders from stress  
  • Individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents or have had concussions 
  • Migraine sufferers

Symptoms 

  • Pain during eating or when yawning 
  • Pain in the morning or the evening (sometimes both)  
  • Ringing in ears 
  • Stiffness trying to open jaw 
  • Difficulty chewing 
  • Tenderness around cheeks/jaw  
  • Headaches 
  • Hearing a clicking or popping sound when opening mouth 
  • Neck, back, shoulder pain – often poor posture can have a negative impact on body/jaw alignment resulting in pain and/or discomfort 

Additional Information 

  • A Licenced Massage Therapist provides therapy to relieve pain but CANNOT give official medical diagnosis.  
  • Doctors/Dentists/Chiropractors/Physical Therapists can recommend massage therapy as part of your treatment and are more qualified to give you a medical diagnosis