Types of Pain


Pain caused by a stimulus of any kind (e.g., light, sound, cold) that would not normally elicit pain.

Central Sensitization

Pain pathways become hypersensitive, and the nervous system is regulated in a persistent state of high reactivity and the pain threshold is decreased.


Nociceptors are easily triggered, causing an exaggerated pain response from stimulus that normally causes pain.

Neurogenic Pain

Pain caused by nerve tissue damage, including a lesion, compression, or a tumor. This pain can be visceral or somatic.

Nociceptive Pain

Nociceptors are activated, possibly due to tissue damage, and an inflammatory response may be triggered. Previous experience of pain can also elicit a perception of pain regardless of whether there is a direct stimulus.

Peripheral Sensitization

Increased responsiveness of peripheral nociceptive neurons to the stimulation of their respective regions of the brain causing a hypervigilant state.

Somatic Pain

Occurs when pain receptors in tissues (including the skin. muscles. skeleton, joints, and connective tissues) are activated. Typically, stimuli such as force. temperature, vibration, or swelling activate these receptors.

Visceral Pain

Occurs when pain receptors in the pelvis, abdomen, chest, or intestines are activated. We experience this type of pain when our internal organs and tissues are damaged or injured. Visceral pain is vague. not localized, and not well understood or clearly defined

Medical Massages

No two people are the same, which is why we offer custom massage services. You can count on us to address your pain points, tension areas or sore muscle groups. If you have any concerns about our techniques, please let us know beforehand. We take a different approach with clients who have pacemakers and spinal cord stimulators.

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Chronic Pain

You may feel helpless or frightened. We're here to ease that uncertainty and help you adjust. Our massages involve listening to you and listening to your body. Due to the nature of your condition, you stress might be compounding the pain that you are already carrying in your body.

We're aware of that, and we do everything we can to keep you safe and healthy. No matter what your situation is, we can adjust our services to be of most use to you.

Injury Recovery

Suffering an injury can feel like the end of the world. We promise it isn't. We'll help you get back on your feet and back to your normal routine. Our massage services are helpful when it comes to:

• Sports injuries
• Difficult surgeries
• Car accidents

Auto Immune

The stress of dealing with health issues, combined with the physical taxation on your body, can cause your body to carry pain. Healing Thyme is here to help relieve the stress you carry, while also helping you cope with the symptoms that you experience. We are conscientious of the limitations you may have to abide by and your health is our utmost concern.

Senior Care

Many elderly clients have written off massages as a part of their past. However, Healing Thyme Massage has made our massage services accessible to all. Whether you live at home or in an assisted living community, we're willing to travel to you. We'll assess your condition to determine the best way we can help. In the past, clients have asked us to help them improve mobility, reduce tension and increase blood flow.

Want to learn more about our senior massage services? Contact us today.

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