Pain-Spasm-Pain Cycle

pain spasm pain cycle (1)

A simplified description of this cycle is easy to understand. When muscles are in flexion they can eventually become ischemic (lack of blood). Ischemic muscles cause pain.

When there is pain the muscle reacts by going into spasm thinking it is protecting itself. This causes more ischemia, pain from the ischemia, and then more spasm. In order to break this cycle the muscle needs to be released and reset.

Common Problems Brought to Massage Therapists

Hip, Back and Shoulder Pain

Massage therapists know that upper back pain and neck pain are common among people who work at computers all day. Medical massage therapists understand that a forward head causes certain muscles to become overstretched and weak in their ongoing struggle to pull the head back. A series of stretches and strengthening exercises helps in creating new postural habits to correct this painful condition.

Joe Danna, CNMT, Nashua Massage Therapist Reviews

Nashua Massage: Nashua massage therapist reviews

I always go to Joe for a massage. He knows a multitude of techniques, is compassionate and is able to provide a wonderful massage. I feel like I was just on vacation after seeing him yesterday. I was so stressed and beginning to get ill. He plays lovely music during the massage and you are the only one there. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a true professional!

Certificates of Education

joe danna massage thearpist certificates of education

Joe holds many certificates in massage therapy. He holds advanced bodywork certifications in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Muscular Energy Technique. He offers a set of therapeutic massage protocols to help relieve your pain. Book Massage Here Book a Massage Therapy Appointment Buy a Medical Massage Gift Certificate Buy a Money-Saving … Read more

About Joe Danna

about joe danna, cnmt

oe is a therapeutic massage therapist  who has facilitated many types of bodywork since 1995.

A Gloucester native who traveled out west where he lived for many years, Joe is a graduate of The School of Healing Arts in Pacific Beach, Ca., Twin Lakes College of Healing  Arts, Santa Cruz, Ca., NCC Massage Therapy Program in Nashua, Neuromuscular Certification/Advanced Myofascial and Advanced Stretching & Strengthening Techniques training at The Muscular Wellness Institute, Hopkinton, NH, and is a Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist through the Freedom from Pain Institute.