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Chronic Pain Management


Helping individuals in underserved communities get pain relief through massage therapy. These communities have the highest burden of chronic pain, made worse by physically demanding jobs and living situations, lack of healthcare options, drug use and stereotypes. 

The Breathe & Blossom Together Massage Therapy program is led by James Ross, Licensed Massage Therapist. 

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is an umbrella term to describe any form or type of bodywork. That uses vary types of
pressure or movement to manipulate and soften tissue within the body. To decrease pain,
inflammation, stress, and anxiety. Swedish/Deep tissue, myofascial release, craniosacral,
cupping, prenatal, lymphatic, zero balancing and Rolfing are just a few examples of massage or
bodywork. All forms have a different philosophy and teachings to help improve overall wellness
and reconnect the mind and body.

Who Would Benefit from Massage?

Simply anyone can benefit from massage or any form of bodywork. The secret is what works for one person may not work or benefit the next. Finding the right therapist and modalities is important; find a therapist that takes the time to get to know your wants and needs, and makes you comfortable and included in the treatment plan. Individuals dealing with the following conditions often find relief with massage therapy:

  • Chronic pain, joint pain, and/or stiffness

  • Depression

  • Headaches

  • Chronic fatigue

  • ADHD

  • Anyone that is tired of taking medications that only mask your symptoms



Some of the benefits include:

  • Pain relief

  • Stress relief

  • Injury recovery and prevention

  • Improved sleep

Importance of Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Massage is another form of “touch”. Therapeutic touch is another form of communication.

The benefits of “touch” or massage is the same for any age. When we are babies, we are held
and loved by our family. This helps develop our immune, circulatory, and nervous systems and
provides a sense of security, self-image, and safety. Massage/touch is no different in terms of its benefits
when are newborns or adults.

Massage is any form is an opportunity; an invitation to reconnect the mind and body. Massage or
“touch” creates awareness, and without awareness, there can be no healing from pain or

Tell us about your chronic pain! No, it is not in your head. That is where traditional medicine
has failed and continues to fail you

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