Jim Barr and Mike Ferrino, from Body and Beyond Massage Therapy recently spoke and gave a demonstration to members of the AM Rotary Group. Barr has been doing massage therapy for more than 20 years and has received specialized training in myofascial and craniosacral massage, orthopedic massage and pain management. Barr and Ferrino do several different massage modalities, trigger point therapy, reiki, deep tissue pain management massage therapy - reducing pain and inflammation in muscles and surrounding tissues.
Barr discussed when an injury occurs in the body, and the muscles around the injury tense up to protect the injured area. With careful diagnosis and trained fingers Barr and Ferrino loosen the tension in the muscle so healing can begin. Special exercises and stretches are taught to the patient so they can continue to keep the muscles loose to facilitate optimal healing.
Ferrino has been going into some area offices and giving 15- to 20-minute chair massages to office workers and dental hygienists on their breaks to relieve the tension in their backs and shoulders from prolonged repetitive motion.
Jim Barr and Mike Ferrino from Body and Beyond Massage Therapy spoke to the AM Rotary recently.
Body & Beyond Massage Therapy is located at 60 W. Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood. The phone number is 763-5575. Appointments are available seven days a week.