Through the art of massage therapy my vision is to enhance the physical and emotional 
    well-being of my clients. — Jill Grignaffini, LMT

Specialized Massage Modalities

Jill Grignaffini is dedicated to evolving her practice, providing better and more complete care to her clients through a variety of therapies. She specializes in several modalities, each providing relief and treatment for a different set of symptoms.

By combining modalities and techniques, Jill is able to customize a treatment plan to help her clients get the best possible results.

Muscular Therapy

A system of massage used to break down chronic tension, Muscular Therapy works by applying a range of pressures, speeds and rhythms to specific muscle groups. A combination of regular massage therapy and self-care can be extremely effective in relieving pain and discomfort.

St. John, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

NMT is a highly effective treatment for ridding the body of pain. NMT, developed by Paul St. John, is based on research that identifies the fundamental causes of pain. The techniques are supported by scientific neurological laws, which explain how the central nervous system initiates pain responses in the body. By understanding how pain originates and by being able to locate the source of pain in the body, NMT Therapists treat the cause of pain (primarily musculoskeletal dysfunction) not just the effects.

CORE Myofascial Therapy

A form of myofascial spreading developed by George Kousaleos for elite athletes to use to enhance performance, prevent injury and improve structural alignment. This technique is not only for athletes. CORE Myofascial Therapy is a 90-minute, full body treatment that mobilizes the myofascial network, improving human structural and functional potentials. Jill has also used this technique with Diabetic clients to help improve circulation through spreading of the deep myofascial network. These clients have reported decreasing levels of discomfort in their feet and hands.

Myofascial Release Approach™

Developed by John F. Barnes, the Myofascial Release Approach is widely considered a safe, gentle and consistently effective therapy that produces results which last. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables Jill to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. To learn more abut the Myofascial Release Approach, visit:

Kinesio Taping

An effective modality for providing comfort and stability to muscle groupings, the Kinesio Taping Method gives support and prevents over-contraction through the placing of specialized therapeutic tape over and around muscles. Made popular during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Kinesio taping has been providing relief and support for over 25 years. When Kinesio tape is applied over and around muscles, it creates space and can improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, promote correct muscle and joint function and relieve pain. To learn even more about Kinesio Taping, visit:

Scar Tissue Release

Whether a simple scar, a scar from a childhood injury, or a major scar from an adult surgery, a scar can have a long and lasting effect on the body. Scar Tissue Release Therapy centers on the physiological and anatomical principles of fascial restrictions, the lengthening of the superficial to deep fascia, the breaking down of adhesions and the increase of lymphatic and venous circulation to the tissue. By understanding that scar tissue has the potential to spread in any direction, including internally, and can restrict movement or functionality anywhere in the body, from a joint to an organ, Scar Tissue Release aims to relieve the barrier to movement and reduce pain by realigning the adhered tissues from the starting point (visible scar) to the end point (where the line of frozen fascia stops). To learn more about Scar Tissue Release, visit:

Pre- and Perinatal

Advanced techniques specifically developed to enhance pregnant and postpartum women's comfort, health and enjoyment. These techniques include deep tissue, passive movement, neuromuscular, reflexive, positional release and other somatic methods modified for emotional, structural and physiological challenges of the childbearing year.

Benefits of Pre- and Perinatal include:

  • Relieving common pregnancy pain, dysfunctions and worries
  • Alleviating musculoskeletal strain and pain
  • Reducing prenatal complications with preventative touch therapies postpartum
  • Restoring the abdomen
  • Rebalancing postural and movement patterns
  • Reducing the musculoskeletal strain of mothering tasks
  • Improving post-surgical recovery after Cesarean births


Kripalu Bodywork

A gentle nurturing meditative modality used to promote a mind-body connection, Kripalu Bodywork is a unique form of massage that addresses issues of the soul and emotions through the body.

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In many cases, people wait for pain to reach high and often unbearable levels before they seek help or treatment. Delaying treatment can turn a relatively minor problem into something significantly worse. By making massage a regular part of your wellness regimen, you can prevent small problems from becoming big problems.

It is estimated that over 30 million Americans experience back pain every day. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Regular muscular therapy or massage treatments can relieve many of these symptoms.

Adults and adolescents suffering from back pain and other chronic pain conditions are significantly more likely to report feeling tired, sad and stressed.