Are You Frustrated with Living in Pain?
To all my pain sufferers, you have come to the right place!
I help work with individuals that are frustrated with experiencing constant pain. I have very special techniques called myofascial therapy and structural integration to decrease or eliminate pain so that you can live a happier and more active lifestyle! I mean who doesn’t want that?!
Physical pain is the way our body tells us, “Hey something is wrong, you let your problem go on for too long, there needs to be some change.”
My friend, I know you are getting irritated and disappointed with finding no answers or improvement for your pain. Your head aches, neck hurts, maybe you stand all day at your job and your back aches or burns… How many times has your mood been affected and maybe you even snapped because the pain was just so annoying that it ruined your whole day?
If you are experiencing pain, you don’t have to continue living with it day in and day out!! Maybe you have been disillusioned in the past but I can honestly say that it takes the right technique and practitioner to successfully address your issues and relieve your pain.
My treatment could be the solution you have been searching for. What do you have to lose? Who doesn’t want to be pain free so that they can enjoy their life and get movin and a groovin again?
My therapy is life changing, you’ll feel more flexible than before, lighter and looser, and have the confidence to get back to being your old self again! With my experience, I can also show you stretches to help maximize the treatment!
Are you ready to change your life, get back to your old self and find a new solution? I will be here every step of the way to guide you and answer questions, never hesitate to ask!
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About Vitality Bodywork + Massage
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My bodywork + massage studio is conveniently located in the Buffalo Metropolitan area, in the beautiful village of Williamsville, N.Y.
Over the last seventeen years that I’ve been practicing as a massage therapist, I have been able to help scores of people overcome chronic pain, relieve tightness, regain a full range of movement and improve their overall wellness by utilizing Myofascial Therapy, Structural Bodywork and Deep Tissue Massage. I am in fact the only Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator in the Buffalo, NY area.
Many of my clients have been able to find relief from problems caused by past surgery, a car crash, sports injury, repetitive movements at work, or undiagnosed issues, even when other treatments have not worked. One of the principals I follow is to treat the underlying issues rather than just the symptoms in order to achieve a more productive and longer lasting outcome.
Treatment Overview & Commonly Asked Questions
Structural Integration vs. Massage
As a massage therapist licensed in New York State, I’m well aware of how bodywork and Structural Integration differ from massage. Basically, bodywork and Structural Integration are meant to realign the bodies fascia (the glue that holds us together and is wrapped around our muscles and bones) just as a chiropractor adjusts the spine. Fascia is how our body parts attach to our skeleton. The work is not intended for medical purposes but can be used to address the root cause of your pain.
Structural Integration focuses on body awareness, structural patterns and posture for optimal function to let you move more smoothly and live a more active life here in Williamsville, NY.
Massage is a means of relieving stress or creating a more relaxed state of mind and body. Medical massage gets down to the muscles and the related areas that are causing your problems. In combination with structural bodywork, medical massage makes your pain relief last longer as your “new body” has more adaptability.
What are the SB-3 and 12 Series
and How do They Work?
The SB-3 series sessions are a collaborative process between the practitioner and the client to unwind the bodies soft tissue.
The series process begins with a fairly extensive interview about your health history and current habits.
- Session 1- Balancing the lower limbs and pelvis, enhance awareness and postural patterns in these areas.
- Session 2- Open the breath via ribs and abdominals and balancing the shouders on the rib cage
- Session 3- Connect the pelvis and shoulders via the spine to ease balance and fluid movement in the spine, again to enhance awareness of postural patterns.
- Sessions 1-12- These sessions go into further and more in depth look at the body in it’s 3 dimensional fashion. The 12 series is intended to fully reset the bodies fascia without leaving out sections of the body that we can not get to in the 3 series. You can look at the 3 series as the sparks notes version so to speak of the 12 series. The 3 series is testing out the waters of what the 12 series has to offer in a more detailed view.
What Should I Wear for My Sessions?
For traditional massage, you come as you are and will undress to your level of comfort. You will be covered the entire time except for the the areas being worked. Proper draping will be used the entire session.
SB-3 and 12 series are conducted in bra and underwear or a two piece bathing suit for women and men in boxers or briefs. Your practitioner will need to observe you standing and sometimes walking or performing simple tasks before starting
a session to most accurately assess the body. This will give the best results for the session. All massage and bodywork sessions are conducted in my Amherst, NY location.
***PLEASE AVOID applying lotions or oils as it disrupts the techniques for the session.
“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen”
– Shakti Gawain
Have a Question?
Call Jo’Ann at 716.949.2810 or send a message.