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NEWS | Aug. 7, 2012

The miracle of the Myokinesthetic System

By Nikki Conley JB Charleston HAWC managers

Some may mistake the Myokinesthetic System for a typical massage, but it is actually much more. The Myokinesthetic treatment is performed by a highly trained massage therapist or physiologist, often done in conjunction with a massage therapy session, to provide relief from muscle pain and restore movement. The results have been astounding; nerve and muscular pain are treated in a highly efficient and effective manner and most patients begin to feel relief immediately. More changes are usually noticed within three to five hours after the treatment and also into the next day.

The therapist begins a session by diagnosing a client's issue to a particular nerve root and uses a series of movements to release the muscles innervated by that nerve root. The nerve is "reset," pain is alleviated and range of motion is restored.

The number of conditions the Myokinesthetic System can improve is varied and includes: general muscle soreness and aches, headaches and migraines, tennis elbow, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness, burning, stabbing or shooting pains, TMJ pain, shin splints, joint pain, plus a variety of other sports injuries. Numerous patient testimonials attest to recovery and relief after Myokinesthetic treatments coupled with a massage.

Myokinesthetic treatments are offered by a licensed massage therapist and there is a fee for the service. Sessions can be scheduled for half hour or one hour time slots. Call 367-2631 to make an appointment, or call the HAWC at 963-4087 for any inquiries.