Medical Massage & Orthopedic Bodywork & Manual Therapies
ARE YOU READY TO FINALLY FEEL BETTER?
By focusing on why your symptoms manifest the way they do, Dr. Joan seeks to identify the root causes behind your chronic pain – so that together we can craft a personalized plan just for you.
Dr Joan first helps patients heal and then empowers them with the knowledge and tools to avoid many of the pitfalls that created their pain problems in the first place.
At Healing Unleashed, your path to pain-free living begins with an investigation of all the forces, injuries, wounds, stresses that have impacted your body in a damaging way.
Dr Joan evaluates your body closely to discover structural imbalances and disorders of your myofascial (soft) tissues.
We then use effective and proven manual therapy tools to heal your pain and rebalance your body so that pain does not return.
ARE YOU A FIREMAN WITH A PAINFUL or WEAKENED SHOULDER?
IS YOUR CHILD IN PAIN?
I have restored strength and range of motion to many shoulders damaged by demanding jobs, hard work and overuse. Yes! I have helped firemen, construction workers, athletes and laborers achieve balanced, robust upper body power and the ability to work pain free. If your shoulder hurts or shows dysfunction for any reason I can help you too. Call me.
Play, sports, adventure, even learning to play a musical instrument can make tough demands on your child’s body. I truly love to work with kids. Does your child have muscle pain from trigger points, muscle spasm or soft tissue strain? You can count on me to help your child enjoy a pain-free, balanced body. Call me.
DO YOU DESPAIR THAT NO ONE WILL CURE YOUR HEADACHES?
FOOT PAIN IS NOT FUNNY
Headaches are hard to cure for one main reason: headache symptoms are usually caused by multiple factors. I am successful at curing headaches because I look for all the triggers. Common triggers include spasm of deep neck and shoulder muscles that result in reduced blood flow to the head region. Stress makes things worse by increasing tension of face, jaw and scalp muscles. Soft tissue tension negatively affects your cervical spinal column. The membranes that surround and protect your brain may be under tension if you have suffered blows to the head or concussion. Headaches can be cured. Come and see.
Do you still have foot pain after therapy? Almost everyone who comes to me with foot pain achieves lasting relief for 3 reasons. One, we get rid of the tightness, shortness, ischemia, and fibrosis of the deep calf muscles and associated tendons. Two, our hands-on therapies help your tendons heal from inflammation. Third, I help you discover a more resilient relationship with the ground. You will enjoy walking or running with more freedom of movement. See me.
DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH POST-SURGERY PAIN?
ARE YOU WEARY WITH LOW BACK AND SACRAL PAIN?
Are you surprised that you have nasty, chronic pain that showed-up after a surgery? I have seen people who endured two or three back surgeries only to have more pain afterward than before. This does not have to be you. If you are considering surgery, see me first. Serious soft tissue problems always contribute to problems with joint function. Let’s prevent surgery whenever possible. Let’s help you heal better and faster when surgery is necessary. See me.
Your low back is strongly affected by structural conditions above it in the thoracic/rib region and by conditions below it in the pelvic/sacral region. And more….soft tissues and organs in the abdominal region can be compressed or sheared and this also contributes to low back pain. You don’t need a massage. You need someone who can re-balance your body with safe and effective manual therapy. That person is me. Call me.
IS BODY PAIN KEEPING YOU OUT OF SPORTS?
The body thrives on physical activities that keep it strong. When you give-up sports or exercise because of pain, you put yourself on a downward escalator toward poor health. Most of the conditions that cause body pain can be corrected by a skilled and knowledgeable manual therapist. I want to see you back on the field! I want you to enjoy your body—go hiking, climb the rocks, play tennis to your heart’s content. My job is to enable you to play again. See me.
IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR PAIN PROBLEM ON THIS PAGE, SCHEDULE A FREE 15-MINUTE DISCOVERY PHONE CALL WITH ME. I’VE PROBABLY TREATED OTHERS WITH PAIN SIMILAR TO YOUR PAIN.
I HAVE PROFICIENCY & CREDENTIALS IN
- Myofacial Release
- Manual Visceral Release
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Orthopedic Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Lymphatic Massage
The Power of Medical Massage:
- Decrease pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue problems
- Help heal and repair injured tissues
- Improve joint stability and body mechanics
- Improve circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids to soft tissues
- Improve range-of-motion and ability to work and exercise
- Improve function of muscles, fascia, organs and nerves
Medical Massage offered at Healing Unleashed
- Orthopedic Bodywork
- Myofacial Release
- Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute coursework)
- Lymphatic Massage
- Medical Massage for Organs (Barral Institute coursework)
- Massage for Sleep & Pain
- Posture & Breath Education
- Corrective Exercise
I am calling on all athletes who want to improve performance and get out of pain!