Latest Review: Kirk is a true professional, and practices with integrity –
I made an appointment with Kirk for the deep knots from my traps down to my shoulder blades. After reading his profile, my takeaway was that he is a CMT who has an orthopedic massage approach.
He did a verbal assessment before I was on the table, asking about my history of areas of tightness and pain, length and kinds of previous treatments, and any prior injuries.
He explained the kinds of massage techniques that he performs and the outcomes I could expect from each of them, to treat my condition, and asked me to choose. I decided on trigger point therapy for the deep knots in my neck and back, instead of a deep tissue treatment that I had planned on getting because the results were longer lasting. [I have had packages of appointments at chiropractor’s offices before where they were standing on my back to create enough pressure, but deeper isn’t always better for lasting results – at least when using a foot.]
He used percussion therapy for this trigger point treatment. He located the biggest knots within about 30 seconds, and I wasn’t pointing. The device he used released the knots and immobilized the muscle beneath from spasming. I felt like jello, but there was no pain. I was sore the following day, but still no pain. I felt a lot of relief on the second day, with a larger range of motion in my arms without tightness.
He communicated clearly and adapted his style to my muscles responsiveness throughout the appointment.
Also worth mentioning is that he doesn’t text during the appointment!!
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