Innovative, Non-Invasive Therapies for Pain, Stress and Pain Management 

David Herring, Manual and Massage Therapist can help you in these situations listed below.

What I Can Help With

Bone Pain

Carpal Tunnel

Concussion Residual effects

Deep Scarring contributing to Undiagnosed Pain, Nerve and General Pain

Deep Seated Stress contributing to Undiagnosable Pain

Frozen Shoulder

Headaches and Migraines

Inflammation Release

Insomnia Contributed by Cranial Sacral System Restrictions and Stress

Joint Pain and Restriction: feet, toes, ankles, knees, hips, sacroiliac joints, L5/S1, occipital joint (occiput/C1), C1, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hand and fingers

Low Back, General Back, Neck, Shoulder and Wrist Pain

Muscle, Fascial, Tendon, And Ligament Tension, Stiffness and Pain

Nerve Pain from various sources

Plantar Fasciitis

Post Surgery Pain

Sacral Pain



Tinnitus and Ear Pain

TMJ Pain and Disfunction

How I Can Help You

I can effectively address general pain, and/or undiagnosable pain, chronic Pain and acute pain residing anywhere in the body with a group of manual therapies I specialize in.  They are a unique and painless form of Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR), Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), and Strain-Counter-Strain Therapy. They work synergistically together. This group of therapies began their development in the osteopathic medical profession in the 1930s and the physical therapy profession in the 1970s.

​Therapy here is risk free, relaxing, and not painful.  All of it is done fully clothed. Chronic pain and Undiagnosable pain and unrelenting deep seated stress can be caused by a restricted sacrum, restricted hip joints, restrictions of the jaw, restriction of C1 with the base of the skull, restricted fascial bones, and bones that make up the skull and other situations.  Also, residual effects of concussions can contribute to pain, stress, and discomfort and a variety of dysfunctions.

My advanced training in cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release and integrative manual therapy enables me to help residual effects of concussions. There can be sustained tensions running between different regions and structures of the body.  They can be left behind by injuries, deep seated stress, trauma, surgeries, and illness. This often contributes to joint pain, postural problems, nerve, fascia, and muscle pain, headaches, TMJ, muscle pain, inflammation, internal scaring, and weakening of specific areas of bone tissue.

Specialized assessment techniques give me the ability to locate sustained tensions running between different regions and structures of the body so that I can release them. They also give me the ability to assess if pain in one area of the body is having a relationship with pain in another part of the body which could be in a faraway region of the body.  For example, the joint of L5 and the sacrum located in the lower back being restricted can contribute to shoulder, neck, and wrist pain. Acute pain can quickly be reduced with the unique form of myofascial release therapy I practice.  It reduces inflammation and makes it so swelling can be reduced and the circulation, the immune system, and lymphatics can work more effectively in the effected area.

The techniques I practice here are unique and are not commonly found in the Williamsburg area where I am located. This is why I often get good results after my clients have tried a wide range of therapy and medical interventions.

You are welcomed to call/text 757-869-1936 or email with any questions or concerns before you schedule an appointment. I will be glad to discuss any of your questions or concerns.

Learn about the Treatment and Therapy Process

In the first visit we discuss your situation, then have at least an hour of therapy and discuss the findings of the session and a plan for helping you. All therapies used here are hands on, risk free, not painful, and relaxing.  They are science based and were developed by osteopathic doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapist.

It’s good to allow 90 minutes  to 2 hours to be here on the first visit. The cost is $85 for first visit  and $75 per hour of therapy for following sessions.  My clients usually experience improvements after the first session.

In the first session I usually use cranial sacral therapy (CST) and a unique form of myofascial release therapy (MFR).  All therapies given here are done fully clothed except for massage therapy.  Massage therapy is usually not necessary to accomplish good results.  MFR is unique because it is given to the fully clothed body and it is never painful and  it is capable of releasing stress and tension from all soft tissues down to the level of bone.  CST is not painful, releases deep seated stress and tensions, and enables me to discover and release a wide range of restrictions and sustained tensions that could be a significant contributor to your pain, stress, or discomfort.  Most clients leave feeling relaxed after the first session.

After the first session a plan for addressing your problem usually comes into view and we will discuss this after the session.   It is good to allow yourself to have two more sessions after the first one before deciding if therapy here has potential to help you. I never pressure clients to keep coming if they don’t want to or feel therapy here won’t help them. Cranial sacral therapy was developed by osteopathic doctors and the method of  myofascial release i use was developed by physical therapist.

After the first session integrative manual therapy and strain counter strain can be brought into your therapy process. All these therapies complement each other and offer effective risk free help for a  wide range of pain, stress and discomfort. When you come for your first appointment I will help you to understand how and why therapy here works with the help of visual aids I have at my office.

Learn More About Our Specialized Therapies

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)

Strain-Counter-Strain Therapy

Massage Therapy

General Massage Therapy is available here.


Reflexology is given to the feet and focuses on using specific techniques using the thumbs and fingers and hands. It is very relaxing to the whole body.


Initial appointment includes a consultation, therapy session and follow-up where we discuss the findings from the therapy session. Please allow up to 90 minutes of time for your first appointment.

After the first visit and therapy session appointments are 1 hour in length and cost $75.00 per hour.

Questions? Call or Text 757-869-1936 today or email

Meet David Herring, Founder and Lead Therapist at Innovative Pain Release Center

He established it in 2005. David is an Integrative Manual Therapist (IMT). Please refer to and go to meet our practitioners to learn more about what an IMT therapist does.

David’s Personal Mission Statement:

After achieving much improvement for my pain and contributing stress through Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Integrative Manual Therapy I had a sense that I would be good at practicing these therapies. Also, I was aware that many people who tried many forms of health care for their pain and discomfort didn’t find adequate improvement.

I learned many people in this situation find adequate help through these therapies. I saw this as a meaningful way to help people and learned these therapies at the Connecticut school of Integrative Manual Therapy. This was a three-year intensive academic and clinical program in Hartford Connecticut. Being able to help so many people who felt stuck with intense pain and stress is very rewarding for me. I love offering this work.

We are now located at...

Jamestowne Professional Park
1769 Jamestown Rd
Suite 106
Williamsburg, VA 23185

  M-F 8am–5pm / 757-869-1936 /

What to expect during your first visit...
Call Now ButtonCall Now to Schedule