Chronic pain eases with us
Focusing on your chronic and acute muscular pain symptoms.
TMJ dysfunction, Headache, Migraine, Stiff Neck...
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What we do
Therapeutic Medical Massage in Boise and Restorative Exercise
Hi, my name is Emily Boudwin. I am a neuromuscular massage therapist in Boise, Idaho. I focus on your specific issues using therapeutic medical massage therapy and restorative exercise.
I know what it feels like to struggle with chronic headaches, neck issues, TMJ pain and migraines. As I've dealt with these issues off and on for many years.
When I work with a well trained massage therapist, one that listens to my needs, and then focuses the session on those specific needs, spending the length of time needed to treat my chronic issues, I find relief from my pain.
Massage with Emily
I will ask you very specific questions about your pain/discomfort/range of motion issues, how long you have had these particular issues and when it flares where does it start.
Your medical/therapeutic massage session is focusing on a specific area that you are experiencing issues with.
Our aim is to reduce your pain/discomfort during this session, help you gain greater range of motion, and help you understand the issues you are presenting with.
Medical massage is focused on a specific treatment for a specific problem area that you are presenting with, E.g. headache
Emily Boudwin is trained as a neuromuscular massage therapist. She practices massage in Boise, Idaho.
During your massage treatment session you will learn about what I am doing during your massage and why. We will talk about your daily movement habits, E.g. walking, standing, sitting, computer work, sleeping, etc.
Restorative Exercise focuses on helping you see how you are moving, then helping you to move better.
For example: when you sit in your office chair, do you sit on your tailbone, or on your sitz bones?
We accept HSA and FSA cards
Please note before using: massage therapy is qualified when authorized by a physician confirming that massage therapy is prescribed as treatment of a specific medical condition. The physician should also include the frequency and duration of the therapy. Please retain the prescription or other order with your tax records. Massage therapy for general health does not qualify as a medical expense.
Scent Free Office
*ALLERGY ALERT* For the safety and comfort of all who enter this space, we have decided to become a fragrance and allergen free zone. You can help us maintain this as a safe zone by washing off any perfumes, essential oils or fragrances. We appreciate your help in keeping our space safe for everyone. We are happy to reschedule your appointment should you arrive wearing such products. Thank you.
Medical Massage: About
A 45 minute massage session allows us to focus on one specific problem area. For example, I have clients with chronic headaches who schedule this session every two weeks. A client that is a dental hygienist who needs focused work on her forearms, shoulders and neck twice a month. A client who rock climbs, comes in once a month.
$80.00 Can be purchased here (with member discount: $70)
Choose a 90 minute massage session if you have been in an auto accident, whiplash, TMJ issues with shoulder and neck issues, rotator cuff issues, etc. A 90 minute session gives us time to focus on complex issues, such as those listed above.
If you are not sure what length of session you need, please ask.
$165.00 Can be purchased here (with member discount: $135)
A pregnancy massage, is a regular massage but special precautions and bolstering are used during these sessions. A 45 minute pregnancy massage gives us time to focus on one specific area of concern or to give a quick whole body massage.
$80.00 Can be purchased here (with member discount: $70)
A pregnancy massage, is a regular massage but special precautions and bolstering are used during these sessions. A 90 minute pregnancy massage gives us time to focus on one or more specific areas of concern or to give a whole body massage.
$165.00 Can be purchased here (with member discount: $135)
Learn how to give a massage without needing one afterwards! This is an individualized couples massage class where you will learn the basics of professional massage, and proper body mechanics to massage your spouse, friend, child, etc., by mimicking the instructor. We will be focusing on your common pain areas, such as headaches, back pain, hip complaints, and issues specific to you.
$210.00 Can be purchased here (with member discount: $180)
You can pick your service and schedule it right here.
why we do it
I’ve been there
Life is stressful. It helps when we are prepared for what life throws at us. Sometimes, though, life isn't planned. I wasn't prepared to raise a special needs daughter, one who threw the book at me: epilepsy, food allergies, gut issues, adhd, autism, severe learning disability. I didn't know how to handle the chronic long term stress. Thus my body started presenting with chronic stress related problems: IBS, migraines, neuropathy, TMJ pain, headaches, gut issues, stiff neck, etc.
What has helped me?
Paying attention to my own body. Taking the time to "see" me. Giving myself permission to focus on my own health, mental/physical/emotional. Saying yes to what is good and good for me right now. Saying no to those things that are good, but not good for me right now. This last one has been a learning process. Over committing myself is extremely harmful to me and to those around me.
When you work with me, I am helping you to focus on "seeing" you. The first step to changing, adding something in, etc., is to start "seeing" yourself. You cannot make progress without first "seeing".
In 2010, Emily Boudwin graduated from a 760 hour massage therapy program at Gwinnett College Sandy Springs GA, Summa Cum Laude. Six months of that year long program was spent learning and becoming certified as a neuromuscular massage therapist.
So what is NMT: "Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are taught in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence."
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Migraine Relief With Massage
I’ve been working with Emily for over two years. Prior to that, I was in near constant pain from migraines. My neurologist suggested massage to augment the Pharmaceuticals she was prescribing. After my first couple sessions, my pain had lessened and the frequency started diminishing. Emily’s technique is something I’d never experienced with other therapists. She has a lot of knowledge with how our bodies different processes work together and can often pinpoint where in my body I’m experiencing issues almost as soon as I walk in her office. I’ve been seeing Emily bi-weekly for quite a while and am so happy I found her! I appreciate her flexibility with scheduling and her willingness to provide additional sessions if needed.
Emily has prolonged my career!
Emily has prolonged my career as a dental hygienist by keeping my upper body in good working order. My work is very repetitious and static. I am looking down all day, so my neck gets very beat up. I have a tendency to get tennis and golfers elbow from the repetitiveness of my work and Emily is the only therapist I've found that is able to keep it at bay. Also my neck and shoulders get very tight from sitting in a static position all day. I appreciate the education/tips she gives me on how to work with my body positions to prevent further injury while I'm working. I'm very grateful for her expertise over all these years.
Life Channging Treatment!
Emily’s massage and instruction has been life changing for me. I first saw her in 2017, and I have been seeing her monthly ever since. I recently moved to another state, and I still make it a point to go back to Boise and see Emily as much as possible. Not only is her massage the best I’ve ever found, but her knowledge of the body is endless. Between her tips and movement classes, I’ve found a way to manage and treat my chronic pain. I can’t recommend her enough!
I highly recommend Emily for your medical massage needs!
I have had the privilege of seeing Emily, a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, for the past 4 years. I have Lupus, and with it comes chronic pain. When I arrive for an appointment, Emily asks what areas are bothering me, she listens to my concerns, and she knows just how to take care of the pain. Emily brings much relief to my low, mid, and upper back, my neck, as well as other painful areas. I see Emily 2 times a month and I don't know what I would do without her help. I highly recommend Emily for your Medical Massage needs!
Relief with my neck and upper shoulder tension!
I am so relieved to have learned of Restorative Health & Wellness! They provide relief with my neck and upper shoulder tension. I view their therapy as between physical therapy and massage therapy.
Restorative Health & Wellness targets the massage to where the chronic pain is located. They also provide tips and resources for me to implement self-care. This isn’t your typical relaxing, stress-relieving, fall asleep full body massage. This is for the muscle tension, chronic pain with specific target therapy.
Emily is fantastic!
Emily is fantastic! I have TMJ issues and she is super knowledgeable when it comes to helping me with those. She gets all the right muscles and I can actually feel her working them out. Love the results.
Pregnancy, Labor Prep and Postpartum Care
I highly recommend Restorative Health and Wellness for prenatal massage, movement and alignment during pregnancy, preparing for labor, and postpartum self-care. Emily helped me stay comfortable as my body grew and changed during my twin pregnancy. She was a huge help as my center of gravity changed and I started having low back pain. She gave me lots of movement tips to keep proper alignment and reduce pain. Her tips always met me where I was without judgement. She also showed me and my husband labor comfort measures and movements to help facilitate labor in different stages. It made a huge difference in my labor experience! Even in postpartum, Emily continues to help me figure out ways to find healthy breastfeeding positions (not easy when you're feeding 2 at once!) and inspires me to find new ways to move well and with ease. Emily also has an amazing array of helpful books and resources that she is happy to lend out. Her books range from moving well during pregnancy, tongue ties, nutrition, and proper breathing techniques. I've learned so much from the books she's lent me. I look forward to every massage with Emily. The massage itself is always focused on my needs but I also look forward to what I will learn from her. Also, Emily uses coconut oil for massage, which makes my skin so happy!
Emily is amazing!
Emily is amazing. She is so skilled at massage and at listening to what your needs are. I am never sore after or uncomfortable during the session. She is so knowledgeable, professional and kind. I have recommended her to everyone I know!
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