Luke Maynard, founder and head therapist of Therapeutic Release, graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2008. He uses his knowledge of physical anatomy and body movement to identify and correct muscular imbalances with three types of massage—anti-stress (Swedish), deep tissue, and sports.
Luke works alongside Karen Stevens, a licensed massage therapist who is pursuing a license in rehabilitative Pilates and personal training. Inspired by her own recovery from a severe back injury, she wants to be able to augment her massage therapy with wellness services that help ease the pain of injured clients and restore their ability to cartwheel to work. Karen also relies on healing techniques such as acupressure, trigger-point therapy, and active and positional release.
Massage therapist Claire Nortz throws a new modality into the mix: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, which involves delivering long, broad strokes and firm pressure with her feet. She also relies on acupressure, trigger-point release, and stretching to release muscle tension and boost mobility.