MEL Murray

LMT, OMT, Orthopedic Message Therapist

Having a medical background, it’s important for me to integrate my knowledge and experience into my practice as a massage therapist. My goal is to make a difference in people's lives in a meaningful and tangible way; I want to help people heal. With a specialty in Orthopedic Massage I am able to take a treatment plan to the next level for my clients. Before orthopedic training I had been directed to focus on the “muscle belly” of each individual muscle. This is a useful technique to immediately relieve pain and tension, but does not often render long-term relief. Furthering my education, I learned to pay attention to the attachment sites that pull on either end of your muscle, causing it to strain and tighten. In doing so, I am reliving the cause of the tension, and not just the pain symptom. This approach allows the muscle to fully relax and begin to recover.

For me, regular therapeutic massage meant the difference of needing surgery or not! Several years ago I was hit by a car while riding my bike and injured my shoulder. At the time of the accident I did not realize what an impact this injury would have on my life. I began to experience chronic pain and loss of range of motion in my shoulder. I was referred to a chronic pain physician who offered cortisone shots and quickly suggested surgery. Knowing what surgery could mean for my body long term, I decided I would try therapeutic massage as an alternative. Was I ever glad I did! After several weekly sessions, my range of motion had improved and had notably less pain. This experience is what inspired me to make massage therapy my career.

best in health,

I am so thankful for Mel’s healing hands. I have worked with many therapeutic massage therapists, most have been helpful, but none can compare to the orthopedic massage from Mel. I had an awful car accident 1.5 years ago resulting in herniated discs. I can honestly say that due to Mel the pain has diminished immensely. I can feel my body healing itself. Thank you Mel!
— Paisley

Specializing in treatment related to:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back & amp; Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Ear and Sinus Infection (child and adult)
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Disk Compression
  • Femoral Nerve
  • Entrapment
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Intercostal Nerve Pain
  • IT Band Friction Syndrome
 
  • Migraine and Chronic Headaches
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular and Joint Pain
  • Patello-femoral Syndrome
  • Pectoralis Minor
  • Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Respiratory Restriction
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
 
  • Scoliosis (child and adult)
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tinnitis
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Whiplash