What can The Therapy & Wellness Space do for you?
Meet Jessica Johnson, MS, OTR/L
Pain Relief Specialist
I am a licensed occupational therapist (OT) and a holistic pain relief specialist located in Castle Rock, Colorado. In order to help you eliminate pain, I use a combination of hands-on body work: myofascial release (MFR) and microcurrent point stimulation (MPS). These modalities provide pain relief, stress relief, and increased freedom of movement -- all of which allow you to better participate in your daily activities.
I became an OT because of my desire to help people live their lives to the fullest and to increase independence. After years of working in traditional healthcare settings it became frustrating to see the limitations and failures of traditional therapy, the constant referrals for surgery and the endless prescription of medications to relieve chronic pain and other conditions. My frustrations led me to search for and learn the the most effective pain relief methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is microcurrent point stimulation (MPS) therapy using Dolphin Neurostim™?
MPS therapy utilizes principles of acupuncture in combination with a small, battery operated hand-held device called Dolphin Neurostim™. After finding the proper trigger point or acupuncture point on the body, the Dolphin Neurostim™ sends microcurrent electrical pulses to stimulate those points.
The Dolphin Neurostims™ stimulation of the points relaxes muscles, releases fascia, improves circulation, relaxes the nervous system and triggers the release of beta-endorphins (the body's natural production of painkillers) without drugs/medication.
How does the Dolphin Neurostim™ work?
The microcurrent used in Dolphin Neurostim™ (millionth of amp <=1ma) approximates the body's own bio-electric currents. The level of current used has been proven to increase ATP (the main energy currency of our cells), protein synthesis (the cells' generation of new proteins), metabolism and to regulate the autonomic nervous system (fight or flight and rest and digest regulation). All of these components facilitate healing and pain relief.
What's the big deal about scars?
Scars, themselves, cause pain.
Scars can be from trauma or surgery and they may or may not be visible.
Scars upregulate the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight response) increasing stress in the body.
Scars create adhesions in the body, which restrict organ and muscle performance and causing pain.
Scars injure and bind down fascia in the body. Fascia is continuous and covers every muscle, organ and cell in the body. Injury/scars in one area can result in pain in another part of the body far removed from the scar.
Scars create blocks in the body restricting all circulation and flow.
What is myofascial release (MFR)?
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique, providing sustained and gentle pressure to the connective tissue, to release restrictions in the fascia in order to reduce and eliminate pain and restore motion.
What should I wear to a session?
Loose fitting clothing is best.
Being able to easily make skin contact is needed for both MPS and MFR techniques. Tight fitting clothing, such as yoga pants, make treatment difficult, as the clothing is hard to move or work around.
Please also refrain from applying lotions before the session, which can interfere with applying MFR and MPS.
What is fascia?
Fascia is a 3 dimensional connective tissue that surrounds every part of your being including your bone, muscles, organs, nerves, blood vessels and cells. Fascia is a continuous web throughout your body -- holding you together. If there is a tightness or restriction in your fascia, you may or may not have pain located at that specific area. For example, scar tissue at your ankle may be causing your back pain. Everything in your body is connected by fascia, and fascia affects everything in your body.
What should I expect in a session?
We will discuss why you are seeking treatment. We will discuss your past injuries and/or surgeries and begin treatment with those areas with MPS scar release therapy. Releasing scar tissue from old wounds is the first step to healing and relieving pain. Depending on how many scars you have we may not have time to release all scars and will continue releasing them in future sessions. Your spine and pelvis will be balanced and release of your core muscles to restore movement and relieve pain.
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