The Hunter Massage Method is designed to change muscle memory and give relief to many conditions in which tight muscles are an underlying major factor. The method is a combination of interactive movement and specific myofacial touch, that reprograms muscles to relieve tightness. Treatment is based off of a kinesthetic and visual postural analysis and thorough intake of your “muscle story” that determines the underlying cause of the tight muscles.
How Was the Method Developed?
The Hunter Massage Method’s founder, Stephanie Hunter, has worked full time as a massage therapist since 1992, giving over 2,500 treatments a year. A master in her profession, Stephanie trained in many massage disciplines over the years–excelling in sports massage, myofacial work, polarity massage (energy work), myokinesthetic, myoskeletal massage, ashiatsu, and others. She combined the knowledge she learned in these different disciplines over this long period until she came up with her method that employs different parts of different types of massage to focus on lasting relief that does not require ongoing treatment.
How Does the Hunter Method Work?
The Hunter Massage method is nothing like traditional massage. Instead, the client is fully dressed as the therapist goes through a sequence of targeted movements (while the client actively participates) in order to release tense muscles and relieve even the most stubborn pain problems that the muscle issues cause. Many pain problems can be solved with as little as 1-5 Hunter Massage Method treatments. Other, more serious, issues take more sessions. A Hunter massage isn’t a relaxing massage for temporary relief, it’s a massage built to give lasting relief.
Who Does the Hunter Massage Method Help?
Clients with Balance Issues
About 30% of all the clients we see have issues with balance problems like vertigo, BPPV, Meniere’s, and just feeling “off-kilter,” “stoned,” or “wobbly,” and prone to falling. We don’t help any named disease but when the muscles are no longer tight in the nerve pathways that lead to the eyes, ears and head, the body has a natural way of fixing itself. There are no side effects to the massages. Some clients have been home bound for years, others call us the minute they wake up “dizzy.”
Clients with Movement Issues
We see many different clients with movement troubles: difficulty going from sitting to standing; difficulty lifting a leg to put on a sock; frozen shoulder; difficulty walking; waddle walk; inability to play sports or drive. We love to help people regain movement, because while not life threatening, the inability to participate fully in life deadens the spirit.
Clients with Pain
They say that pain is the great human equalizer. There’s nothing worse than being in pain, and in our experience, the pain that comes from contracted muscles can be debilitating. The massage works by communicating with the nervous system through movement and touch to let the body know that it’s alright to move. We see not only serious pain issues relieved, such as trigeminal neuralgia (which feels like a knife going through your face), but also more common pain complaints – neck, back, foot, and elbow pain; as well as named conditions like sciatica, TMJ, plantar fasciitis and neuropathy.
Many children and young adults come to us with pain, movement and balance problems. Typically, we see a lot of athletic kids with muscle tightness or imbalance, as well as the occasional case of a tight muscle causing more severe symptoms. The client remains fully dressed through our treatments, which makes it easy for little ones to get help. Since the treatment is interactive, parents are encouraged to participate with their children as well.
From weekend warriors to professional competitors, we see all kinds of athletes. Most are golfers – the treatment helps with golfer’s elbow; back, shoulder, hand and thumb pain; glute not firing; and it increases mobility for rotation. We also see tennis players with hip flexor issues, knee pain, and frozen or tight shoulders. Other athletes we’ve treated include hockey, lacrosse, and volleyball players, runners, triathletes, and more.
Andy–Neck, Lower Back, and Knee Pain
BREAK YOUR PAIN CYCLE TODAY!
The Hunter Massage Method is formulated to reset your muscle memory, giving you lasting pain relief.
*First time clients please call: 561-747-8700