About the Innovative Pain Release Center

Many people have found significant relief and solutions for stubborn and/or chronic pain with me, David Herring, LMT, licensed massage therapist and integrative manual therapist.

A Whole Body Approach for Helping Pain and Stress, and Managing Pain

I specialize in cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release therapy, and integrative manual therapy. These are considered “indirect therapies” because they do not force anything on the body. Instead, I use gentle, hands-on touch and my clients remain fully clothed. My therapeutic techniques are not painful and are designed to help you relax and relieve stress. I have had good success with clients who have sciatica, low back, shoulder, and neck pain, TMJ, tinnitus , deep-seated stress, migraines, and other types of joint and muscle pain.

The therapies I practice enable the body to recognize and stimulate activities that help it self-correct. I palpate this self-correcting activity with my hand resting on the area being addressed and use subtle techniques to help facilitate the body’s correction of itself.

For example, a client may be experiencing pain because her hip bone is out of alignment and restricts freedom of movement. Using an integrative manual, cranial sacral, or myofascial release therapy technique – or a combination of these – I will rest my hand on the area to facilitate the body’s own self-correcting dynamics and help the hip bone glide back into place. No force is necessary here and it remains a very relaxing experience.

Often my diagnostics and therapy occur simultaneously. As I perform a technique, I can identify other areas of the body that are contributing to the source of pain. For example, I may be working on the low back and sense the diagnostics sending a line of tension to the neck. This indicates that I also need to address the neck to alleviate pain in the low back. This whole-body approach increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the techniques in resolving and relieving pain, discomfort, and stress.

In addition to therapies to help relieve and manage pain, I often incorporate therapeutic massage therapy, strain-counter-strain for chronic muscle spasm, and tension and reflexology to help improve the health of organs and the central nervous system.

Your first session costs $60

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$60 New Client Consultation

Includes consultation, assessment, and at least 60 minutes of therapy. Appointment lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours.  

Questions? Call or text to learn more. 757-869-1936


Meet David Herring, LMT – Founder and Lead Therapist


David Herring

Hello, I’m David Herring, LMT, a licensed massage therapist. I founded the Innovative Pain Release Center in 2006. I was drawn into this work because I became aware that many people were not finding adequate relief for their pain through mainstream healthcare. They seemed to have fallen through the cracks and were told “there is nothing else we can do for you.” I personally had found relief and pain management solutions through cranial sacral, myofascial, and integrative manual therapy. My training in these therapies offers complementary methods that are not widely available to many people in chronic pain. I believe these techniques are effective and will become more mainstream in the future as more people embrace holistic complementary health care approaches.

In 2000, I discovered cranial sacral therapy (CST) and began training in it. I had volunteered to allow a massage therapist learning CST to practice on me. I was struck by how much stress and fatigue it released and how good it felt. I believed I would also be effective at providing this therapy. From that point, I also learned about myofascial release therapy (MFR) and integrative manual therapy (IMT).

I trained to become a massage therapist, which allowed me to practice CST, MFR, and IMT and others under my massage therapy license. Then I completed a three-year academic intensive program at the Connecticut School of IMT in Hartford, CT and continued training with them for 9 more years. I also received extensive training in MFR and CST. I have been in practice since 2005 offering IMT, CST, MFR, and massage therapy.

I love providing these therapies to my clients. It has been very rewarding to help so many people find relief from stubborn pain and stress.

Discover Our Innovative Therapies for Pain, Stress, and Pain Management

David Herring LMT, is a licensed massage therapist and an integrative manual therapist who has trained extensively in the following therapies, which he has offered since 2005.

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)

Cranial sacral therapy was first developed by osteopathic physicians in the 1930s. It is a gentle, hands-on therapy to the fully clothed body. CST techniques release restrictions that prevent the central nervous system from functioning optimally. These restrictions can be found in the TMJ, any facial bones, bones of the eye sockets, any of the skull bones, head to neck joint, vertebrae, sacrum, sacral iliac joints, hip, knee, and ankle joints.

We often combine myofascial release therapy with CST sessions to release tension in the surrounding areas being addressed. All these bones need to have freedom of movement. If they are restricted, tension accumulates over time which leads to pain and/or stress. Over time, cranial sacral restrictions can lead to migraines, TMJ dysfunction and pain, tinnitus, neck, shoulder, and low back pain, sciatica, chronic anxiety, generalized tension, impenetrable stress, and others. CST also helps with the residual effects of concussions. CST is non-invasive, is not painful, and very relaxing. Many clients fall asleep during the session. A session typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)

Myofascial Release therapy is integrated into every session. It is a relaxing hands-on therapy to the fully clothed body. This type of MFR releases stress and tension and returns fluidity to the myofascia and all the other types of connective tissues. MFR helps low back, neck, or shoulder pain and can be used in any area of the body or on any joint. All this adds up to release of pain and better function of the immune and circulation systems. The MFR therapy creates space and restores flexibility as a compliment to other therapeutic techniques and helps them be more effective.

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)

Integrative Manual Therapy uses gentle, hands-on techniques to the fully clothed body. It is non-invasive, relaxing, and not painful. An IMT session last 60 to 90 minutes. IMT helps to release pain by relieving chronic tensions that could be caused by a range of factors: accidents, surgeries, diseases, extreme frights and emotional trauma, compensations that no longer allow for certain functions like walking pain free, and others. IMT is a unique comprehensive stand-alone system of therapy. It was developed by osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists. For more information, we recommend www.imtwellnesscenter.com.

Strain-Counter-Strain Therapy

Effective for chronically tight, tense and painful muscles.

Massage Therapy

We can help! Call or text today: 757-869.1936