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Advanced Muscle Therapy


Myofascial pain is probably the most common cause of pain in medical practice.  With a combination of massage techniques, Hanuman addresses common yet complex physical problems to first manage pain, then restore tissue and posture to a condition in which the body can heal itself.  Postural adjustments are facilitated within the massage and self-care support is available on many levels. Comprehensive instruction and guidance are part of the Hanuman difference. 

We are not a spa facility.  We are a wellness facility.  Our goal is relaxation and comfort that lasts long past the last massage.


                                   

Insurance for Massage Therapy

REGENCE   PREMERA   UNITED HEALTH   AETNA   CIGNA   FIRST CHOICE   PPO GROUP HEALTH   L+I   PIP   


Hanuman Massage Therapy works with you by providing assistance in finding your way through the insurance maze.  We accept insurance, L+I claims and personal injury protection (PIP).  We see people preferring to skip their insurance and pay out-of-pocket for various reasons - one being that they feel as though it is a burden on the therapist’s office.  In Hanuman’s case, that is not the case!

It is simple.  Give us your full name, birth date and insurance id# along with group# and plan name.  We will check eligibility and benefits for you and call to let you know when you can schedule an appointment with Bill.

A prescription is always needed.  If you already have a prescription, we can generally set up an appointment 24 hours after you contact our office       

 michele@hanumanmassage.com     

call or text 425 831 8890 

Fax 425 406 6866


 

 When we come across material we think helpful to our clients we post it in our essays and occasionally highlight one here on the home page.



What Do Kangaroos, Gazelles, and the World's Best Tumblers Share?



The last several decades the scientific community has refined and expanded its understanding of how the human body moves, finding evidence of a central, organizing importance of fascia, the fibrous tissue enclosing and enfolding muscles and organs.  Long intuited by osteopaths, massage therapists, yoga instructors, chiropractors and acupuncturists, the core of the change is explained by the editors of Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Bodyedited by Robert Schleip, Thomas W. Findley, Leon Chaitow, Peter Huijing

                                        

 

 "…in real bodies, muscles hardly ever transmit their force directly via tendons into the skeleton, as is usually suggested by our textbook drawings.  They rather distribute a large portion of their contractile or tensional forces onto fascial sheets.  These sheets transmit these forces to synergetic as well as antagonistic muscles.  Thereby they stiffen not only the respective joint, but may even affect regions several joints further away.  The simple questions discussed in musculoskeletal textbooks “which muscles” are participating in a movement thus become almost obsolete.  Muscles are not functional units no matter how common this misconception may be.  Rather, most muscular movements are generated by many individual motor units, which are distributed over some portions of one muscle, plus other portions of other muscles.  The tensional forces of these motor units are then transmitted to a complex network of fascial sheets, bags, and strings that convert them into the final body unit.

… How far you can throw a stone,how high you can jump, how long you can run, depends not only on the contraction of the muscle fibers; it also depends to a large degree on how well the elastic recoil properties of your fascial network are supporting these movements…Surprisingly, it has been found that the fasciae of humans  have a similar kinetic storage capacity to that of kangaroos and gazelles…This is not only made use of when we jump or run but also with simple walking, as a significant part of the energy of the movement comes from the same springiness…For steady movements such as bicycling…the muscle fibers actively change in length, while the tendons and aponeuroses scarcely grow longer.  The fascial elements remain quite passive.  This is in contrast to oscillatory movements with an elastic spring quality, in which the length of the muscle fibers change little.  Here, the muscle fibers contract in an almost isometric fashion (they stiffen temporarily without any significant change of their length) while the fascial elements function in an elastic way with a movement similar to that of a yo-yo.  It is this lengthening and shortening of the fascial elements that “produces” the actual movement…"


Two important elements come to mind.  Practitioners have to broaden the traditional approach and think in terms of planes of force and a multiplicity of restrictions and opportunities of improvement.  And the all important awareness of the client should be widened so that he can approach ease of movement with proper respect for fascia.



Why Does Massage Hurt?


The majority of massage in the US is geared for relaxation.  The information in the video from Tom Myers will open your eyes and consciousness to the value of therapeutic massage that deals with stuck fascia, frozen and painful joints and unhealthy muscle tone.  This type of manual therapy brings sensation that can be called pain.  He breaks down pain into three categories and explains with clarity the role of the client in working through the pain successfully and easily to bring about healing. 

The basic message as I see it is to get the pain out of your body for an optimum life - breaking down limitations and set-ups for future dysfunction.  


Contact our office with questions.

hanuman.bill@gmail.com

8425 831 8890





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