Need relief from back pain or jaw discomfort?
Our Massage Specialist, Christine Meier can help!
I can tell you first-hand, TMG/Temporomandibular joint is very unpleasant! We all know stress causes us to tense up and this is why scheduling a regular deep tissue massage is so important. Many of us clench our teeth so tight when we sleep which can lead to even more discomfort and restless nights. I am lucky to have an amazing dentist, Dr Burnell who turned me on to an NTI bite splint - he is always showing me different ways to stretch my neck muscles, but that only can take me so far when my busy schedule gets the best of me and I neglect his recommendations! I have a jaw that cracks every time it opens and makes me want to cry when I chew my food. Boooo right? Well, not when Christine gets hold of you.
Muscle dysfunction accounts for 85 percent of all pain syndromes, including head, face, neck, and jaw pain and yes, even migraine headaches. According to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the most common form of TMJ jaw disorders is myofascial pain, caused by trigger point or also known as an irritable spot in skeletal muscle that is locked or compressed into a deep and painful spasm. So treating muscles INSIDE the mouth by applying sustained, direct pressure is the best way to restore the muscle to a more normal, elongated position. This is exactly what she does and wow its uncomfortable working to relax those attachments. I won't lie and say this is fun, but when she releases the trigger point you can feel your jaw relax instantly! If you're suffering, this is one service you can't live without, so take the 20 minutes and fix that jaw!
Now lets talk about that low back pain
Ever want a massage but you just can't lay flat on a table for a whole hour? Well, guess what I have invested in just for my awesome clients? Electric full range of motion massage tables of course. K Bella is one of the only companies in Livingston County that has electric beds for their massage therapists. This was very important to me as an owner for so many reasons. They have given our therapist more leverage with deep tissue massage, help give them more comfort to adjust the height of the table, let them sit people up to reach specific body parts, help treat clients that are elderly by lowering the table for easy access getting on it, or help people who have severe back or hip pain. Our tables will take off the pressure on your lower back and hips by being adjusted to your comfort to an anti-gravity mode. Even clients with knee surgery can easily get up on it because we can lower them to the ground.
On top of that we offer a sports massage that is ideal to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. It's different because Christine will gently stretch your muscle or muscle group to its endpoint for about 10 seconds. You then contract that muscle against resistance by pushing against her hand and that position is held. Once relaxed, she then passively stretches the muscle again, positioning it further than the original range of motion allowed. It is truly an amazing feeling.
So, I hope this helps and finds you booking an appointment with my rock star Christine. She will customize your session, using her many modalities to increase mobility & movement which helps release the tension and increase your mobility. Have a great rest of your day and we hope to see you soon!