There's more to CHAP than just a massage table! People often ask "are you a massage therapist or counselor or lecturer or mentor?" My answer is all of them. A young man will come to me for help with a hamstring problem and while he is on the table he might ask a question or need some information and he comes back later to have a conversation about college and I make myself available to him as he moves down his path. Then he tells his dad and dad invites me to speak at his company. That's my life!
High school and college athletes receive sports massage treatments at a rate of $20.00 per 1/2 hour session. Once an athlete tries sports massage, he is hooked and usually tells his team mates.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Points account for approximately 80% of all muscle pain. Triggers are tiny knots that form in muscle tissue causing muscles to contract. You cannot stretch nor strenghen a muscle that houses trigger points. This is one reason why your gym workouts may not be working.
Traditional medical practices focus on the site of your pain. The use cortisone shots, other meds, MRI's, physical therapy and, when all of that fails, surgery to cut out the pain. My job is to find the source of your pain, erase the triggers causing the pain,, and send you home pain-free...saving you time and loads of money.
Some of the chronic conditions helped with trigger point therapy include: miraines, sciatica, frozen shoulder, hip and back pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, carpel tunnel syndrome and many others.
My Plan For Success
The life of a teenager is very stressful. Planning, managing, scheduling, emotional control, as well as family issues, friends, community, choosing courses, participating in sports and extracurricular activites, thinking about a career and finding a college and all the things that are necessary for succcess in sports including nutrition, conditioning, practices, games,and more all contribute to a very stressful life.
Utilizing his extensive background in counseling, Doc helps the athlete develop a plan so that the teen is in charge of his own life. The teen is now aware of all the things he needs to do and has all those things in his plan.
The Plan includes three sections: The first is family, friends, and the community. How does he contribute to family, who are his real friends,and how does he contribute to his community.
The second section deals with all the academic challenges facing the teen. This includes choosing classes, extra curricular activites and beginning to plan potential careers. The plan also includes developing a list of potential colleges.
The third section includes everything the athlete needs for success. This includes a personalized nutrition plan, a three season conditioning program, flexibility, recovery plan, and managing time, equipment, and academic requirements for NCAA.
Many companies are seeking ways to help employes and their families thrive. CHAP can help in the following ways:
CHILL TIME - a one-hour workshop on managing stress where participants learn about various tools to help reduce stress bith at work and at home.
Nutrition workshops where participants learn about why diets don't work and how to plan wholesome nutrition for the family.
An introduction to Trigger Point Therapy as a means to heal myofascial pain and many chronic conditions such as sciatica, frozen shoulder, carpel tunnel syndrome, hip and back pain, migraine headaches and many more. Trigger points account for 80% of all muscle pain. This can save families and corporations thousands of dollars in medical costs.
Teen Brain workshops where parents of teens can learn about executive functions and how these functions, in their current status, cause so many changes in teen behavior.
CHAP can also design other specific workshops and seminars to meet other corporate health and wellness needs.