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Bodywork is a segment of massage therapy practiced for over 20 years in Canada and the United States. Bodywork is the art and science of using skilled movements to manipulate the soft tissues of the human body to relieve problems commonly seen with back pain, neck tension, headaches, and postural stress. Mike has taken and blended craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, post-isometric relaxation, positional release, neurovascular, fascial counterstrain, and visceral approaches for the benefit of his clients.

Every visit: Observing your posture, movement, gentle touch to find problem areas, gentle treatment, education regarding your condition, self management strategies and home movement activities.

30-45 minutes $65.00
46-60 minutes $80.00

No physician referral required
Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am thru 6 pm
Payable by cash, check, Mastercard or Visa
We do not file insurance, but we can provide a receipt.
We do not provide documentation/paperwork for Workers Compensation or Personal Injury cases.

Myofascial Release relieves tension stored in the muscles and fascia. Fascia is connective tissue that intimately blends into the musculoskeletal system. Stress or trauma may cause tightening of myofascial structures. Appropriate stretching or application of loading these tissues in specific directions and monitoring changes that take place -- -- results in a release of tension.

Positional Release is a gentle, painless effective treatment alleviating muscle and connective tissue tightness by using very specific treatment positions held for a few seconds up to 90 seconds. Oftentimes, there is an immediate reduction of tenderness, pain and tension in the tissues. This "release" helps restore joint mobility and is beneficial to other compressed structures in the region.

Post-Isometric Relaxation techniques are used by massage therapists, athletic trainers, and physical therapists. Contract/relax or hold/relax muscular contractions may involve ounces of force controlled by the patient.

Craniosacral Therapy is gentle, light touch method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system. This technique encourages the body's natural healing mechanisms. Mike learned these techniques beginning in 1985 from Michigan State University.

Visceral Manipulation is hands on therapy with the specific goal of improving the functioning of the body by addressing its structural imbalances, tensions, and restrictions and facilitating normal motion of the body, body within and between the tissues. (from Alison Harvey)

What you can do to support your healing following treatment.

  • Drink plenty of water to keep treatment soreness to a minimum
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 1-2 days to allow your body to integrate to a new healthy pattern
  • Avoid prolonged static sitting and standing postures---move at least 2-3 minutes for every half hour.
  • Light activity walking, swimming or gentle painfree stretching are helpful---do not cause pain with movement
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Integrated Manual Therapy * 4301 NW 63rd Street Suite 103 * Oklahoma City, OK 73116 * Phone: (405) 840-6727 * Fax: (405) 840- 6787