Thank you for coming by and thank you for your concern about
your or someone else’s pain, and expressing an active interest in
pain management. Often, pain management transforms into complete
My name is Davis, and I have information for you about pain. I am
a licensed massage therapist (state of Iowa lic.# 03041) specializing
in pain management and the reduction of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain
conditions related to the neck and back. A desire to understand the
mechanisms of pain and to learn how to help others with pain management
lead me to study shiatsu, or Japanese medical bodywork and massage.
But what I have to tell has nothing to do with me or my services.
If you are reading this, then you or someone you care about probably
suffers from neck and back pain, or sciatica (which has its source in
the lower back) and would like greater relief. What I have to tell
you concerns you taking care of you without the necessary intervention
of a therapist.
If you are one of the lucky ones able to take advantage of physical
therapy, oriental bodywork, neuromuscular therapy, acupressure or
acupuncture, then I congratulate you. It may be, though, that these are
not options for you, or you are still hurting, or maybe you simply
don’t like to be touched, and you find yourself at the mercy of
pain relievers and muscle relaxants.
If you suffer from neck and back pain, or sciatica, and therapists and
doctors haven’t really been able to tell you why, there is a good
possibility that posture may be the root cause of your pain. Hard to
believe, but yes, posture–while sleeping, standing, sitting, (reading
a book, working at the computer), walking, stooping, lifting,
squatting or bending to pet the dog or vacuum a rug, or even engaging
in favorite sports–is often the culprit hiding behind