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Hendrickson Method® Orthopedic Massage and Manual Therapy

A Hendrickson Method (HM) session can help you find relief from painful musculo-skeletal issues, recover quickly from trauma and surgery and find more balance, ease and mobility in your body.


I often have clients come in that have been to their doctor, chiropracter or physical therapist and not been able to get the results they want.  Believe it or not, I am often able to help improve their condition. This is because I specialize in soft-tissue alignment and rehabilitation.


What is soft-tissue? Your muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments and joint capsules are soft-tissue. These structures can easily become mis-aligned and fall out of normal positioning due to repetitive stress, injury, postural patterns or emotional stress. When this happens, the joints are not properly supported, resulting in pain, inflammation and loss of range of motion.


HM provides long-term benefits by bringing the body back to optimum function, far more than just treating symptoms. The results can be profound:


  • Significant relief from pain
  • Dramatically enhanced range of motion
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Extraordinary relaxation


HM is an advanced therapy that blends massage, joint mobilization and a method of neuromuscular rehabilitation called muscle energy technique (MET). Named for its founder, Dr. Tom Hendrickson, Hendrickson Method was developed during his 30 years of practice on over 100,000 patients.


Wave Mobilization® - This unique method of massage was created by Dr. Hendrickson and is patterned after an ocean wave. The strokes are repeated in rhythmic oscillations, while gently rocking the body. This has a profound influence on the nervous system, inducing deep relaxation, as well as dissolving adhesions and reintroducing normal motion in the soft tissue.


Joint Mobilization - The soft tissues surrounding the joints are often involved in pain and loss of range of motion. Mobilizing the joints in rhythmic oscillations stimulates fluid exchange in the joint for increased repair and regeneration, normalizes neurological function, decreases swelling and reduces pain.


Muscle Energy Technique - MET is an advanced system of therapy, which involves the client gently resisting pressure from the therapist. It helps reprogram involuntary tension in the muscles and helps normalize the nervous system. It can also effectively reduce swelling, lengthen shortened tissue and strengthen weakened muscles.


"Two words.  Miracle worker.  After suffering from chronic pain from a head trauma almost two years ago, I was beginning to accept the possibility of having pain in my neck the rest of my life.  I had done extensive chiropractic, osteopathic and massage work over that time.  Finally, I found the healing pathway - Susan McDaniel's orthopedic massage!  I am an embodied believer of the power of this work to activate the innate healing capacities of my own body.  I am pain free at last.  Susan is a gifted, compassionate, humorous and strong healing practitioner, full of insight and great education about working with the soft tissue issues!  You will be in excellent hands!!!!


A.D., Sebastopol, CA



One-Hour Session  $150.00


Sessions include


  • Intake and assessment
  • Massage and manual therapy
  • Plan for course of treatment
  • Recommendations for further care (could include exercise or lifestyle recommendations)
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