Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the most utilized and essential piece of our comprehensive wellness program.  Quality massage therapy is the best treatment for tight and restricted soft tissue. Active people and athletes benefit the most from quality massage therapy.

We hire great therapists and then constantly develop their skill and talents.  We use only the safest and most effective techniques to give you the results you deserve.

The following massage therapy techniques are available:

Advanced movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves resulting in fast and permanent results. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with these techniques.

These conditions are often a result of overused muscles. Overused muscles can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons cause tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.

If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness. Every myofascial release treatment is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Dr. Bomben uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

An advanced form of massage aimed at releasing scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions. It is used primarily on ligament and tendon injuries. The stainless steel instruments resonate when contacting fibrotic tissue clearly identifying the problem. It’s like a stethoscope for scar tissue. You will feel a difference after 1-4 treatments.

Trigger points are taught nodules of muscle tissue that refer pain to other areas of the body when compressed. They develop due to continual muscle tension without sufficient rest. The treatment involves focused firm pressure until the tissue relaxes.

Specific deep massage treatment freeing restricted muscles. Athletes commonly develop adhesion (sticky painful fascia) and scar tissue between their muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves which limit movement and causes pain. Sports massage often involves pain but the results are fast and dramatic.

Gentle relaxing massage used to relieve stress, relax muscles, and stimulate blood flow. Swedish massage speeds recovery from workouts by stimulating circulation and removing metabolic wastes. This is the type of massage that most people are familiar with.

Why do my muscles get tight?

Muscle tightness and tension develops any time you push the limits of your physical ability or overly stress your muscular system.  Our body responds to intense effort by developing micro tearing in the muscle, tendon, and/or fascia.  Inflammation sets in to repair the “damaged” tissue.

This inflammation causes a small amount of scarring that if left untreated can result in a significant amount of scar tissue.  This scar tissue tightens and restricts the affected tissue resulting in a loss of range of motion or a feeling of excess tension.  This response happens frequently and is often so gradual that it is hardly noticed until your tension is released.  Imagine that a vise grip that slowly tightened on your calf over a month or two. When released quickly, it would feel like a large weight was taken off.

Come discover the amazing results everyone is talking about.  You will be glad you did.


Dr. Bomben’s sports background gives him a unique understanding of your injuries and the most effective treatments

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