Steve's Muscle & Rehabilitation Therapy


SMARTherapy offers a wide range of BodyWork/Massage services. Your Body Work is tailored  to meet your individual unique needs. I offer over 16 years of hands on experience and a total of over 1000 hours of instruction. SMARTherapy is proud to offer the following services:

Advanced Muscle Therapy- Utilizes multiple muscle/massage techniques. Specific area Pain Management and Injury Treatment. Helps with Chronic and Acute Pain Reduction. The following may be introduced to help assist the healing process

  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Gua Sha
  • Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
  • PNF/Facilitated Stretching.

 60-80 minutes -$80

 I specialize in helping people recover from automobile accidents, sports injuries, and pre and post surgical trauma. I can help you reverse injuries caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and poor lifting habits. I treat everything head to toe


What is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is healing technique used throughout Asia. Gua means to rub or friction. Sha is the term used to describe congestion of blood at the surface of the body. When friction is applied in repeated even strokes, the sha surfaces as small red petechiae. In minutes the petechiae fade into echymotic patches. The sha disappears totally in two to four days. The color and rate of fading are both diagnostic and prognostic indicators.

The benefits of Gua Sha are numerous. It moves stuck blood, promoting normal circulation to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated. The patient experiences immediate changes in stiffness, pain and mobility. Normal metabolic processes are restored by the movement of fluids as nutrients are carried to the tissues and metabolic wastes are carried away. Because Gua Sha mimics sweating, it resolves fever.

Gua Sha cools the patient who is overheated, warms the patient who is chilled, nourishes the patient who is deficient, and clears the patient who is excess. Gua Sha is therefore considered an adaptogenic technique.

A care provider considers Gua Sha in any case of pain or discomfort, for upper respiratory or digestive problems, and for any condition where palpation indicates there is sha.

After Gua Sha, the patient is instructed to cover the area, avoiding wind and exposure to the sun or sudden change in temperature. Stretching is recommended but not a heavy workout on the day of treatment.



What is Neuromuscular Therapy? "NMT"

NMT is a thorough modality or program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes, which uses comprehensive soft tissue manipulative techniques and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation “PNF”, or flexibility stretching, to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief helps to bring balance “homeostasis” between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) and it releases endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers. It can be used as a stand alone therapy or integrated into a comprehensive program, complementing all other health care modalities.
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