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3308 Zinfandel Lane, Leander, Texas 78641
Serving Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, and Round Rock, Texas

Massage Therapy

Nancy Pavlicek has been a licensed massage therapist since 1990, and a certified Neuro-Muscular Therapist since 1991. With her many years of experience she is able to help you relieve pain and discomfort, and improve range of motion, while enjoying soothing relaxation during the session.

Neuro-muscular therapy is beneficial for:

Chronic pain relief
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow
Acute pain relief
Bursitis Sciatica
Carpal Tunnel
and more

Neuro-Muscular Therapy can improve range of motion, postural alignment, flexibility and proper biomechanics, and can decrease pain and spasms. It is the combination of several techniques including myofascial release, trigger point and deep tissue. These techniques are often combined with active and passive movement and stretching.

Myofascial release, is a technique which allows for a melting and reorganization of the fascial tissue. Fascia is the network of connective tissue surrounding and connecting the muscles and internal organs. When a muscle or muscle groups have been in a hypertonic or spasm state for a long period of time, the fascia surrounding the muscle(s) becomes rigid and "stuck" in that hypertonic state. The muscle can be released with myofascial release techniques.

A myofascial release stroke is an extremely slow stroke, often combined with active or passive movement, allowing adhesions and scar tissue to soften, releasing the fascia and thereby releasing the entrapped muscle or muscle groups.

Movement while applying pressure re-educates the nervous system, letting it know that movements which may have previously been restricted are now possible.

A part of neuro-muscular therapy is trigger point release. Trigger points can occur in any soft tissue including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot that is  painful on compression and can cause referred or local pain. Trigger point work is done by simply applying pressure to the hyperirritable spot and may include active or passive movement. The purpose of trigger point work is to reduce local and referred pain and release spasms.

In her neuro-muscular therapy work, Nancy uses range of motion and postural analysis to determine areas in need of work. She often incorporates stretching into a session. Stretching helps the nervous system to digest and integrate the session, and assists in maintaining the positive changes between sessions.

Clients are in charge of giving feedback during the session, keeping the therapy within the client's comfort zone.

Nancy also teaches self-care so that the benefits of the bodywork can be maintained, and to aide in decreasing the number of sessions required.

Massage therapy is beneficial for:

MASSAGE dilates the blood vessels, improving circulation and relieving congestion throughout the body.

MASSAGE acts as a :mechanical cleanser", stimulating lymph circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxins, often increasing immunity.

MASSAGE relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension.

MASSAGE helps to prevent buildup of harmful "fatigue" products such as lactic acid resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.

MASSAGE improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.

MASSAGE facilitates the relearning of deep relaxation and helps the recipient break free from the Chronic Stress Response Pattern that is so prevalent in today's high pressure world.

MASSAGE increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products of protein metabolism, inorganic phosphorous and salt in normal individuals.

MASSAGE encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur necessary for tissue repair in persons convalescing from bone fractures.

MASSAGE stretches connective tissue, improves its circulation and nutrition, and so breaks down or prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of

MASSAGE disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain, facilitates movement, and hastens recovery.

MASSAGE reduces edema of the extremities.