Meryl Haines LMT
My name is Meryl Haines and I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas with my mother, father, older brother and twin sister. I started competing in swimming with my sister at the age of seven up until I was finished with High School. During High School I started developing a big interest in my biology and human anatomy classes. After High School I decided to spend five years studying Physical Education, Biology and Psychology at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. My sister was living in Springfield, Missouri at the time I finished college so I moved there to be with her, work, and figure out what else I needed to do with my life because I was not ready to teach at that point in time. I worked in food for a year and decided I wanted to learn more. My sister was going for PT school and encouraged me to try massage school.
Massage, I believe is one of the most important things people can do for themselves to stay healthy along with a healthy diet, physical activity, yoga,/meditation, and chiropractic care and/or acupuncture. All of these aspects work well alone, but work much better together. I have learned a lot and experienced many modalities. The more an individual can do for him or herself, the better off one will be, and a lot of that includes education, application, and consistency.
The type of therapy I do is called Precision Neuromuscular therapy. The initial modality I learned was Swedish relaxation massage. All massage is beneficial for most people in most circumstances. I wanted to do more with my massage therapy than just relaxation or spa modalities. Neuromuscular Therapy focuses on four main arenas of pain including structural, functional, neural and trigger points. This therapy can help a wide range of soft tissue problems from shoulder girdle issues and range of motion in general to sciatic pain, carpal tunnel, tendinitis issues and more. I also teach my clients how to do beneficial stretches and light therapeutic exercises to help their condition in any way. My goal is to help people heal. Massage is valuable for recovery, enhancing performance and feeling better all around and I believe in it whole-heartedly.