A Whole Body Approach
Everything in your body is connected. Where you hurt is not always the location of the problem.
Pain can often be referred to from other parts of the body. For example; knee pain, which is normal on x-rays and MRI may be caused by an imbalance in the ankles. If we restore optimal ankle function, then your knee pain may get better. We apply a tailored, investigative approach across your entire body before every Tension Release Therapy™ session.
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What's the Difference?
What's the Difference?
We know there are few things more aggravating than having physical pain and radiology reports saying there’s nothing structurally wrong where you say it hurts. And caregivers with few options to relieve that nagging pain. The most common answers? Steroid injections, dangerous prescriptions, over-the-counter pain relievers, and physical therapy. At TRACE, we approach your pain differently, in a more holistic way. In a way that’s unique to YOU and your body.
Let’s start at the beginning: When you’re in pain or have an injury, you quickly figure out ways to move differently to accommodate that injury—whether that’s a broken arm or a sprained ankle. Or, even a mysterious arthritis-like flare-up, such as when your knee swells up for no reason and you can’t move it without being in incredible pain.
That’s your body compensation system (BCS) working for you. Our bodies are always on alert, minimizing pain with our natural compensation mechanisms that eventually cause pain through “overcompensation.” This is especially true with chronic pain, because your BCS is constantly at work. It feels like tightness, pulled muscles and tendons, atrophy, and non-symmetrical body movements and poor posture.
The kinetic chain—that’s what we call the sequence of pain and overcompensation leading to tension. Tension Release Therapy™ starts here, with Tension Tracing™, a body reading analysis that our TRACE therapists utilize.
For example, let’s say that you’re experiencing a pain in your butt muscles. The cause could be any number of things: a pulled hamstring, sciatic nerve pain, a pinched femoral nerve, piriformis syndrome, tight hamstrings, tight Achilles tendons, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a bunion, or even tight lat muscles. These all can cause pain that you feel in the derriere.
Your Tension Release™ therapist follows the tension that presents in your body and takes specific measurements that show any abnormal symmetry so we can identify your personal kinetic chain.
Then, your therapist will educate you on what they see from your Tension Tracing™ analysis, ask for your feedback, collaborate with you to understand where those pains may be stemming from, understand your lifestyle and your work to know better how you live and move in the world. You live in your body, not us, so you’re a partner in your treatment plan.
Once you’ve gone through your Tension Tracing™ analysis, your therapist will get to work using our proprietary Tension Release Therapy™ techniques to release your tension and facilitate faster healing and pain relief.
Why should you try
Tension Release Therapy?
We’ve been developing Tension Release Therapy™ for nearly a decade, travelling the world, and collaborating with bodywork professionals to find new ways to improve outcomes. Through our adventure we identified four pillars that guide our continued pursuit of the ultimate body rejuvenation experience.
Total Body Alignment
When we correct your body’s overcompensation that leads to pain, you’ll immediately feel better-balanced, and with increased mobility.
Experience far less downtime by reducing scar tissue build-up and inflammation so that you’re back in business quickly.
Tension Release Therapy™ is proactive, rather than reactive. We work to prevent future injuries by maintaining your healthy posture and range of movement.
No one likes to be in pain and experience downtime, whether you’re a professional who’s on their feet all day, a pro athlete, or someone who just loves gardening on the weekends. The last thing we want is for you to be in your “recovery” phase for long periods of time.
breaks the mold
Tension Tracing Analysis™ is where your healing officially starts. Through our proprietary process, we analyze your body to pinpoint exactly where tension is causing overcompensation that sparks a pain response. This is our first step in determining your best steps forward.
In Depth Body Analysis
Our Tension Release™ therapist will first examine you on our table head to toe. We want to see how your body is positioned when in a “relaxed state” lying supine.
After your Tension Tracing Analysis™ session, your therapist will share a customized treatment plan with you. You’ll have the opportunity to offer your feedback so we can tweak it to fit your personal goals.
What’s the position of your feet? Are they straight up and down or do they fall naturally outward toward the table? Where are your hip bones? Is one sitting higher? Do your shoulders touch the table, or are they curled forward making your chest look like a taco? Do your trapezius muscles look wadded up into your ears, obscuring your neck? Do your legs roll freely when the femur gets pushed? Do we see chipmunk cheeks indicating a chronic tooth grinder and TMJ syndrome? That’s how up close and personal we get to determine the root causes of your pain.
How can Tension Release Therapy™ help me?
For everyone, whether elite athletes or not, we all struggle with
pain at different points in our life. Tension Release Therapy™ helps reduce
pain and speed recovery, and it also works toward body optimization and an
increased quality of movement for everyone.
- Athletic Recovery
- Minor Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Pain
Is it your first time at Trace?
TRACE therapists are specially trained in our proprietary Tension Release Therapy™ method, which focuses on your body’s extraordinary ability to compensate through injury, stress, movement and even daily life.
Sometimes though, after an injury or many years of repetitive movements, your body can actually overcompensate, leaving you with unwelcome tightness and tension in your muscles, tendons and ligaments—leading to pain beyond what you feel right now and opening you up to additional injury.
To get the most out of your TRACE experience, we invite our first-time clients to book either a free Full Assessment or a 15-minute complimentary session.
FROM THE FOUNDER OF TENSION RELEASE THERAPY™
“The goal of Tension Release Therapy™ is to help our clients feel better, with
results that last, faster than any other provider can do it. We want wins for our
clients and the TRT philosophy embodies that pursuit. We want to give our
clients the experience that relieves them from the chronic pain they’ve been
dealing with for years, or to pitch the best game of their lives at the professional
sports level. We want to win for you.”
Live the life
At TRACE, we’ll work with you to relieve pain, get you back on
the field, give you more body confidence and reach your personal
goals. Your quality of life is directly linked to how you feel, and we
want you to walk away feeling better than you ever have.