• Car Accidents and Massage

    Your insurance will pay for therapeutic massage therapy for the first year after a car accident! We bill directly to the insurance company and you have nothing to do but heal and feel good!

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  • Pain & Massage Therapy

    Stop the pain and start living again with Massage Therapy!

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  • Benefits of Massage Therapy

    You would be surprised how much medical massage therapy can help!

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  • Medical Massage Therapist

    Over 18 years experience in Massage Therapy working on thousands of clients

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  • Massage Therapy Testimonials

    Massage Therapy Works! Don’t take my word for it!

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PNF Stretching:

PNF- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Now say that five times fast! PNF takes stretching to an entirely new level. We all remember in high school gym class, when the teacher had us all stretch to our limit and then bounce so we could stretch farther. This teaching has been one of the greatest disservices to our physical education. When you stretch to your full limit, and then add a bounce, sure you can stretch farther, but you are ripping the muscle tissue to do it. PNF stretching was designed way back in the 40’s and 50’s, but did not start to become mainstream until after the 80’s. Simply stated, PNF stretching incorporates hold-relax techniques. This technique utilizes the golgi tendon organ, which relaxes a muscle after a sustained contraction has been applied to it for longer than 6 seconds.  By doing this, especially with the help of a trained therapist, you can achieve incredible increases in your flexibility without endangering the muscle tissue.

Written by Jamin Rak

Therapeutic Massage Therapist located in Portland, OR Specializing in: Acute and Chronic Pain including Car Accident Recovery. State of Oregon license #6827. Licensed since 1999. https://plus.google.com/+jaminrak