David Herring was once in a great deal of pain, struggling with the symptoms of a gluten allergy, Lyme disease, and joint pain. Integrative manual therapy helped him to find relief, and now Herring helps others as a nationally certified massage therapist, an integrative manual therapist, and the owner of Innovative Pain Release Center.
All techniques involved in integrative manual therapy are noninvasive, and treatment regimens begin with a thorough examination wherein the therapist identifies the underlying causes of problems, sometimes physical, sometimes emotional. Subsequent treatments incorporate gentle manual manipulation to recalibrate the body's interdependent systems—ranging from digestive to nervous—so they can heal themselves. Because integrative manual therapy addresses the body as a whole, it prevents nondominant limbs from rebelling and can treat a range of ailments, including chronic pain, stress, fatigue, depression, injuries, and illnesses.