“...I frequently experience tenseness and pain in my back, which are compounded because I have scoliosis. I have suffered with this condition for years. But, since my initial session with Jill, these problems have not recurred for months. My sessions with Jill were invaluable.” Marty Milligan, former client
“...I walked with a cane for 7 years due to an accident on the job. After Jill worked on me I didn’t have to use my cane anymore. She is very professional.” Denise Levitz, former client
“…Thank you Jill for your healing touch and powerful technique. It is such a wonderful feeling to be back living life and feeling joy.” Vanessa McPherson, former client
“...because we do love our clients…there have been situations where we have not been able to help them as much as we like…it has taken a long time in finding someone that does what Jill does…she has a unique treatment…it is more of a rehabilitation treatment…she is just marvelous with the help she gives…” Brenda Strand Co-owner, Stress Control Massage
“Out of all the classes I have taken in the past this was by far the most valuable...” Maritta Lee, LMT former student
“...based on her own personal experience with pain/dysfunction, Jill teaches affectively and with great knowledge and compassion…Thank You!” Christine Hunter, former student
About Isometric Muscle &Body Balancing
Isometrics is a rehabilitative treatment to help retrain and recondition muscles that have been chronically shortened in the body. Muscle imbalances are the cause of a high percentage of pain.
How It Works
This is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that is very effective in treating acute or chronic pain and injuries. It can also be used to treat muscle tension and stress associated with postural/structural imbalances. These effects are achieved by putting your body into different stretch positions and having yougently resist the pressure from the therapist's hand.
We will work with your body to find proper balance. This retrains the muscle memory in the contracted muscle to release and stretch, and when you relax, this lengthens that specific muscle. On the opposite side, the muscle that is too loose learns to tighten up. After this, you will be instructed to relax and perform a stretch, increasing your range of motion.
This treatment generally lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. You need to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will work with your therapist to learn where you have areas of pain and discomfort, tension, limited range of motion and muscle weakness. Your therapist may recommend self-care to be performed at home, which can aid in quicker recovery time, pain relief, and the restoration of proper balance and function.
What Causes Muscle Imbalances?
The muscles work together by moving in pairs like a pulley system. When one set of muscles contract, its opposite muscle group has to relax. However, due to a variety of influences, some muscle groups become shortened over time. This causes them to lose the ability to release or relax. They remain tight, constricting blood flow and compressing the nerves, and this can cause pain.
At the same time, the opposite muscle groups can remain in a chronically overextended position, losing the ability to tighten up when needed. Both of these muscles are in a weakened condition, and both of these conditions can cause you pain. Because these muscles are unable to work together, it forces other muscles to try and do their job. This condition causes even more imbalances in the body, which can move the joints to the tighter side of the muscles, creating altered movement patterns and eventual joint and disk degeneration.
Conditions That Can Be Helped (Youtube Video)