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A Holistic Approach to Helping Mystery Pain, Pain, Chronic Pain, Anxiety,  Discomfort, Deep Seated Stress and Release of Pain Causing Energies, Tensions and Pressures of Trauma and PTSD Through These Manual Therapies: Integrative Manual Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Strain-Counter-Strain


I use unique manual therapy techniques and assessment systems from Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), Myofascial Release (MFR) and Strain-Counter-Strain for muscles stuck in spasming.  These allow me to help un-diagnosable pain (mystery pain) chronic pain and discomfort, unmanageable deep-seated stress, and pain being contributed to by sustained tensions and pressures which can contribute to nerve pain, stiff and hardened muscles and fascia. 

Deep seated stress, traumas, PTSD, active planes of tension pulling between structures left from injuries, surgeries, and diseases can contribute to mystery and general pain and discomfort. Also, anxiety, insomnia, TMJ pain, tinnitus, depression and others can be helped here especially by addressing restrictions and pressures, in the cranial sacral system. Often addressing the cranial sacral system is key to helping most problems mentioned in this site. I have advanced training in CST, IMT, and MFR.  

Deep and internal hardened scar tissue, and adhesions which can contribute to nerve, and mystery pain and general pain can be helped with myofascial release combined with muscle energy therapy from integrative manual therapy. It is very rewarding to be able to help so much through unique manual therapy techniques and assessment systems.

The techniques and assessment techniques I use are not readily found anywhere, so I often find pain causing presentations that were missed. At the present time, mainstream health care is looking into these approaches more and more.

Our mission at IPRC is to facilitate you being able to feel free of pain and to maintain an acceptable stress level. We strive to help you reach a point where your improvements are sustainable. We specialize in helping people who feel they have tried so many ways to feel better without achieving satisfactory results. We are usually able to help in situations like these. 

We recommend you contact us to make your first appointment in which you will be able to discuss your situation, have at lease a 60 min therapy session, and then discuss what I learned from the therapy session. Most people experience improvement and relief from the first session. By the time we finish our first appointment you will have an understanding of how therapy here can help. This therapy is non-invasive and safe. I have never had a person say I caused them harm in the 22 years I have been giving therapy.

David Herring, Owner and Lead Therapist 

Linda Cifelii, Co-owner and Therapist Assistant 

A little about the origins of the therapies I offer here and where I received my training

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), Myofascial Release (MFR) and Strain-Counter-Strain (SCS), all of which I specialize in, are specific types of manual therapies. Manual therapy began to be developed in ancient times to help with injuries, rehab, disease and stress related pain. CST, MFR, IMT, and SCS therapy were developed in the 1900s. They continue to be developed today and more and more osteopaths, physical therapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals are seeking training in these. These types of manual therapies are being recognized as approaches that can address missing links in trying to help people in pain and discomfort. They are also being found to help rehab processes and post-surgery pain.

The osteopathic medical profession sprang forth from manual therapy approaches. The manual therapies of CST, MFR, IMT, and SCS sprang forth from the osteopathic medical profession. In the early 1900s Dr William Garner Sutherland, an osteopath, contributed much to the development of CST. He was a student of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still who was considered the father of osteopathy and founded the first osteopathic college. Dr John Upledger an osteopath contributed much more to CST starting in 1970. SCS was developed by Dr Lawrence Jones an osteopath starting in 1955. Dr Sharon H. Giammatteo was the primary developer of IMT and co-founder of the Connecticut School Of Integrative Manual therapy where I received extensive training in Integrative manual therapy, myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy, and strain counter strain therapy. She was a physical therapist. I also receive training in CST from the Upledger Institute based in Florida and I received my massage therapy training from the Institute of Health and Healing in Virginia.

Strain-Counter -Strain Therapy

This revolutionary technique, which is effective in treating pain, limitations in strength and range of motion, allows a therapist to painlessly “release” muscle and connective tissue spasm from all areas and systems of the human body. Because Strain Counterstrain yields lasting results and has no side effects it has numerous applications in the rehabilitative setting.

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST)

Gentle relaxing and non-invasive hands on therapy to the fully clothed body. It is compatible with most any other form of health care you may be having.

Releases certain restrictions, sustained tensions, and deep seated stress that can contribute to low back pain, sciatica, hip joint pain, SI joint pain, TMJ pain, tinnitus, head aches, neck pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, chronic tensions, poor sleep, residual effects of concussions,  mystery pain, and general discomfort. 

What are these certain restrictions? The sacrum is not able to have freedom movement it needs to have, or it is stuck torqued and twisted, the hip bones have lost their freedom of movement, the base of skull has lost its freedom of movement, the jaw is being held out of place by sustained tensions, any of the cranial or facial bones are not able to have their freedom of movement and various myofascial and muscle tissues are held in tension.

Cranial sacral assessment techniques can find if any of these restrictions are exist in one session.  Cranial sacral therapy offers techniques for releasing any of these tensions and restrictions.  It also offers techniques for releasing stress and tension left behind by severe injuries, frights and threats, and extreme emotional trauma.  Clients express their cranial sacral sessions as being deeply relaxing.

Cranial sacral therapy emerged from research Osteopathic doctors were conducting most notably Dr William Garner Sutherland and Dr. John Upledger.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)

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 to help any area of the body to relax and release pain.

As always, this therapy is integrated in with all other therapies for complete comfort and relaxation. 

Integrative Manual Therapy

Integrative Manual Therapy: IMT has its origins in osteopathic manual therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture, and functional medicine.

The most notable developer of it was Dr. Sharon H. Giammatteo.

See imtwellnesscenter.com to learn more. This is where IMT was developed to its present day form.

IMT is a gentle, noninvasive, and deeply relaxing hands on therapy given while fully clothed. It is compatible with most all forms of health care and after care processes. IMT integrated in with Cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and rehab processes enables a bigger picture of whats driving pain, discomfort, and stress to be addressed.  It offers techniques not found in main stream health care which has often allowed my clients to release pain that is still present after trying so much to release it. For example by releasing deep internal fascial tensions and softening deep scar tissue using IMT techniques nerves being pressurized or impinged upon could release chronic pain. Some of my clients have involved situations causing pain.  They often engage in a process of therapy with me that over time continuously makes improvements that has gotten them to the point where their pain is gone or minimal enough to not interfere with their lives. As they go through this process IMT combined with cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release, and strain counter strain often becomes a form of relaxing and enjoyable pain management.  Along the way of this process wellness usually becomes upgraded.


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. By applying reflexology techniques to specific areas of the feet and ankles help is brought to each organ and system of the body.  This upgrades functionality of all those and helps re bring homeostasis to the whole boy.  A session last from 60 to 90 minutes.

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