Why Massage & Bodywork?
I know, I know... We don't need science to tell us how bloody awesome massage and bodywork is right? I completely agree. Even though I am a hardcore science nerd. That's why the below is really just a small snapshot into the benefits behind therapeutic massage & bodywork. Truth is you should just come schedule and find out yourself what it is that we do in person, risk-free... See the sign-up section below to find out if we're the right fit for you?
Some Massage Science
- Qualitatively reduces pain in subjects with fibromyalgia 1
- Neck and shoulder pain reduced with myofascial trigger-point release therapy 2
- Relief in menstrual cramps and dysmenorrhea with self-applied abdominal massage 3
- Reduces DOMS (delayed-onset muscle soreness from exercise), and reduces swelling by 30% of baseline 4
- Improve motor and selected nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease with neuromuscular therapy 5
- Significantly reduce symptoms of tension headaches with regular therapeutic massage 6
- Improve ROM (range of motion) of hip flexion with even just a short duration of soft-tissue mobilization 7
- Reduces blood pressure in those with stress-related blood pressure increases 8
- Improve grip strength in those experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 9
Dr. Gil Hedley going into the Fuzz speech regarding fascia and how it connects everything. He's one of my cats in the field of fascia and research.
Thomas Myers from Anatomy Trains breaks down why massage (myofascial release therapy), exercise or any forms of structural integration therapy hurts.
Boise Fascia Insights
Listen to our comrade Thomas Myers to learn more about fascia health and get some insight into why we are so passionate about tending the the whole system, not just individual muscles. He's one of the finest teachers on the subject.
Justin Kobbe Solace BCTMB
Owner of Hybrid Health LLC
"As a therapist in Boise I've gotten to meet the wide variety of practitioners out there. Of all those people I've met and worked with I've chosen Brandon at Body Epiphanies to care for me. His knowledge and intuition are top notch and the passion he has pushes him to excellence. In a state with no regulations regarding the profession, it's refreshing to find someone so dedicated and educated. I highly recommend Brandon to anyone looking to improve their health and well being."
Gabrielle Anderson L.Ac., EAMP
Owner of Nurture & Mend Acupuncture
"Brandon is exceptionally skilled at his craft, and a phenomenal myofascial release therapist. He is devoted to ongoing research and skill development in order to offer his clients his absolute best work in every session. He clearly cares about this client's well being and puts great intention into making sure every session is specifically effective for your needs. I personally have benefitted very much from his work, and he often discovers areas that need attention that I wasn't even aware of until they felt much better, thanks to his thorough and effective treatment. If you're looking for excellent bodywork, give Brandon a try, you'll be glad you did!"
Rotator Cuff Release
This can be helpful both as a passive and active release technique for shoulder pain.
Great for cervical pain and one of the keys to addressing Upper Crossed Syndrome.
Both assisted and resisted stretching can be beneficial for hip/back dysfunction.
“In this world, we either discipline ourselves, or we are disciplined by the world. I prefer to discipline my self.”