Massage Therapist, LMT
Do you feel aches and pain more often than not? Are you living in chronic pain or sudden onset? I use very specific techniques to address specific muscles and the underlying causes of why you may be having pain. I also do relaxation massage and some gentle techniques to help the nervous system reset itself toward relaxation and balance. I may also give you some pointers in improving your posture to lessen aches and pains. I have been practicing Massage Therapy and Bodywork for 26 years.
Nashville, TN 37209
Don Kelley, Neuromuscular Therapist
Massage Therapist, LMT, CNMT
My practice is designed to help you with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. This can be from an accident or injury, chronic overuse or repetitive strain from daily activities or just the effects of poor posture.The goal is to eliminate the pain and help you develop "self help" strategies to remain pain free and vital. Some examples of conditions I treat are whiplash, neck pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, headaches, back pain, shoulder dysfunction, hip pain, carpal tunnel, "sciatica" and TMJ dysfunction.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Who can practice massage in Nashville?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Nashville have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Nashville LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Nashville massage?
Clients use massage in Nashville because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Nashville can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Nashville massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.
How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Nashville massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.