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Mayer Wellness, LLC specializes in JFB myofascial release, body alignment, ergonomics, meditation and yoga to reduce and eliminate pain, discomfort, and tightness.

What makes Mayer Wellness, LLC the best choice for addressing your pain?

As an occupational therapist, I recognize the uniqueness of each individual and how pain affects everyone’s life differently. Pain affects quality of life whether big or small, intense or mild, persistent or intermittent. Most people with pain can accomplish daily tasks, but they experience less joy or are distracted by pain.  Each person developed pain due to different life experiences, so pain reduction and management cannot be one size fits all.  I use a multifaceted individualized approach.

  1. I primarily use myofascial release ( John F. Barnes MFR), a hands on technique that applies sustained pressures to the body to decrease tension in the myofascial system.  This removes pressure and stress on the tissues to encourage blood flow which allows the body to heal, move and function normally.  There are many conditions MFR can help.
  2. I will evaluate your posture and body alignment in detail to determine fascial restrictions that may be contributing to your pain.  A body will heal faster and function better when aligned properly.  I’ll provide you with simple strategies to get your alignment on track.
  3. We will evaluate your work, sleep and life habits to determine if any habits may be contributing to your pain. I can provide simple adaptations and strategies to make small changes that can make a huge difference in your outcome. Read more in my ergonomics section.
  4. I will help design a movement and self-treatment plan designed to keep your body aligned and pain free, as well as allow you to independently manage any flare-ups you may experience in the future.

The goal of Mayer Wellness is to help individuals break the pain cycle and redesign a satisfying and pain-free life.

To schedule an appointment, email Amy directly at mayerwellness@gmail.com, click Contact in the menu above or click below to go directly to the booking page.  If you are unable to find a time that works for you, email me directly.  I will occasionally see clients on Saturdays. 

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Testimonials

Since I started going to see Amy I cannot even begin to list all the benefits I have experienced. I no longer have lower back pain, I am running again, and feel both physically and mentally the best I have felt for years. Considering I turned 50 in February I have much to thank Amy for. I recommend her all the time to friends and family! -Julie L. 

Amy is one of a kind… amazing! She has a different treatment method and is unlike anything I have tried. She has helped reduce my pain from a previous injury. I am feeling better then I have in years. Highly recommend…everyone needs this in their life! -Shelby T. 

Amy is a holistic therapist who helps the mind and body. She listens and is able to pick up on “small details” that have a “big impact” on your health and wellness. Strongly recommend! -John J. 

Amazing! Everyone needs this! – Penny N.

“I was completely unaware of the fascia until a co-worker referred me to Amy. I did some research prior to my appointment and was a bit shocked I hadn’t been informed by any other healthcare professional I’d visited for my pain. My specific issues were related to stress and a car accident I was in as a child all causing tension in my neck, shoulders, and arms that kept me from sleeping through the night. Amy inquired about any other medical issues and I shared I had seasonal & pet allergies. During my first appointment, Amy was focusing on my shoulder and arm through a deep stretch when I felt something “pop” like a release across my cheeks, nose, and eyes. I took a deep breath in through my nose unlike how I was breathing before. I was able to stop using my nose spray everyday and keep it to just the worst days.   Aside from that major improvement, I’ve learned the proper posture when standing and even walking. I also have exercises Amy showed me to do daily that have started strengthening my lower back and legs.  I’m all around elated with my opportunity to learn from Amy and finally start having some release from pain!”  – Andria R.

“When I first met Amy my back condition was horrible.  I had to use a walker to go from the bedroom to the greatroom (approx. 35′), and then had to ice for 2 hours  and take pain medication.  Only then could I get around the house with a cane, and still experienced pain with any physical work.  After a few visits I could get from my bedroom to the great room sometimes with a cane and about 50% of the time with without the cane. I don’t need to ice and overall the pain is about 75% less.  I can now use a push mower and a riding mower to cut and trim the lawn.  I haven’t been able to use a push mower for 4 years.  I can do many other home and yard chores and know my limits.  I also couldn’t ride in the car for over 45 mintues with out stopping to stretch and walk.   Now I can travel for about 2.5 hours before I need a break and I can sleep in a regular bed when we travel.” -Dwight S.

 

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Mayer Wellness, LLC Services

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release (MFR) is a gentle method of soft tissue mobilization that opens and lengthens the fascia.  Fascia is connective tissue supporting all the structures of the body.  Its role is to both support and protect. After an injury or after prolonged poor postures the fascia can become tight and maladaptive placing stress on other tissues.  Myofascial release gently promotes the fascia to return its normal fluid and flexible state allowing blood to flow normally to the tissues of the body.  This promotes healing, improves posture and reduces pain.  MFR can be used with almost any kind of acute or chronic pain.  Learn more about myofascial release.

Posture, Body Alignment and Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of matching tasks to the human body and identifying the best possible alignment for activities we do every day.  People today are engaged in repetitive and sedentary tasks at work and at home. Prolonged poor posture can lead to tight muscles and tight fascia. Improving posture by creating neutral body positions allows blood to flow and keep tissues healthy during work and leisure activities.  An ergonomic evaluation of your work or home-based postural habits can help keep you and your family safe, preventing problems both now and in the future.  An assessment of your individual habits of body alignment is part of every evaluation.  Brining your body into better alignment creates the best possible environment for healing.  Learn more about ergonomics.

Yoga Training and Therapy

As a method for promoting wellness and managing pain, Yoga is growing in popularity in the United States.  Integrating yoga into daily life is a proven method for reducing stress and improving health. There are many barriers to good health and integrating wellness practices.  One to one or small group training can increase success in adopting and sustaining the use of yoga as a wellness strategy.  Sessions may be scheduled at your home, your workplace or my office. Learn more about private yoga.

Meditation and Holistic Stress Management

Our world has become filled with constant stress. Stress and the related outcomes have become one of the leading reasons for a visit to the physician.  Yet physicians don’t generally have time to address the causes of stress and options for management.  Learning to effectively manage stress is critical to good health.  Creating a successful stress management practice involves identifying barriers, opportunities and practice preferences.  There are many options to manage stress.  The key is identifying which strategy fits with your lifestyle. Learn more about meditation.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy supports people who have experienced illness or injury return to optimal functioning.  Mayer Wellness offers specialized services to these individuals after insurance benefits have expired. I will help you design a focused individualized plan to continue your path to healing. Learn more about private rehabilitation sessions.

Continuing Education

As an experienced occupational therapist and educator, I love to invest in other occupational therapists.  If you want to grow your skills in one of my areas of expertise, I offer one on one or small group training.  Learn more about continuing education from Amy.