Koda Integrative Therapy Group

Therapeutic Massage and Health Partners for Recovery and Performance


CranioSacral for Pain

Upledger Trained Therapists


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

Dermoneuromodulation (DNM)

DermoNeuroModulating, or -tion, is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that considers the nervous system of the patient from skin cell to sense of self. Techniques are slow, light, kind, intelligent, responsive and effective.

Positioning of limbs and trunk affects deeper nerve trunks (by shortening and widening their container), and is combined with skin stretch directed toward cutaneous fields of nerves that branch outward into skin (which may draw neural structure further through its container). 

Remember that manual handling of a patient's physicality is only a small part of developing a complete therapeutic context for change - while optional, it can also be optimal

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, through reducing nervous system activity. DNM is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Connective Tissue/Hypermobility Issues

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Posterior Tension Headaches

  • POTS - Postural Orthopedic Tachychardia Syndrome

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction


Graston Scraping

Graston techniques

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique®(GT) therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post- surgical. GT therapy can help you enjoy life again.

The technique and instruments enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation that allows for faster rehabilitation and with greater success when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)

  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hamstring Injuries

  • Hip Pain

  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)

  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)

  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis)

  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)

  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)

  • Scar Tissue

  • Trigger Finger

  • Women's Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)


A TENS unit applies an electrical current through electrode patches that stick onto the surface of the skin, directly where the pain is, and is often used to treat symptoms such as back pain or aching muscles. It creates a tingling sensation that temporarily blocks pain signals using the gate theory.

Alpha-Stim uses Smart Probes or AS-Trodes™ to treat pain and deliver a patented, complex waveform via microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) to modulate or change the pain signal instead of block it. It is FDA cleared to provide fast, safe and proven effective pain management for patients battling post-traumatic (including post-surgical), acute, and chronic pain.

MET is a form of TENS, however, it uses far less current. With a TENS device, the current can be several hundred times stronger than an Alpha-Stim.

An Alpha-Stim device can also use cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) via small clips on your earlobes to treat conditions that often occur alongside chronic pain and anxiety, insomnia or depression.