ABOUT ME
Tim Landingham

Practitioner

Tim Landingham has worked in healthcare since 1994 starting with the AmeriCorps working in HIV respite care support through Birmingham AIDS outreach. He continued his healthcare work through the disabled residence program at UC Berkeley. Tim attended the National Holistic Institute for his baseline and massage therapy education and had a thriving massage therapy business using deep tissue and other neuromuscular techniques for many years. In 2010 he began studies on Myofascial Release with Richard Hoff, a student and colleague of John Barnes, widely recognized as the father of myofascial release. Tim has adapted his bodywork style to this method and now specializes in Myofascial Release. He has been practicing in Berkeley since 2002.

 

Tim Landingham was born and raised in the southeast and enjoys everything from music festivals to dog walks in the park. For his own personal exercise routine, you'll find him enjoying rides on his mountain bike or taking a yoga class.

What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular due to contraction and tight muscles trapped in your fascial network.  People get help with these types of conditions and symptoms: Treatment of lost flexibility /function injury or if experiencing chronic pain in any area containing soft tissue.  These conditions often benefit from MFR Treatments:  (TMJ) disorder, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia, or Myofascial Pain Syndrome. 

  • Tight tissue leading to poor Range of Motion, that can pull the body out of alignment, compensatory and possible overuse of a limb or joint.

  •  Pain Producing Pressure on muscles or joints 

  •  Pain any location on the body

  • Nervous System Calming

  • Improves Blood Circulation and Stimulates Lymphatic System

  • Helps Prevent muscle cramps and spasms.


Studies have found myofascial release is an effective technique to treat pain, fibromyalgia, increase blood flow, improve range of motion, speed up muscle recovery, alleviate chronic lower back pain, improve sleep, reduce anxiety and depression, and quality of life. Blood flow, pain, and quality of life improved in postmenopausal women with venous insufficiency with a combination of myofascial release and kinesiotherapy. Venous insufficiency is a condition where the walls of the leg veins do not effectively pump blood back to the heart from the legs. 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition associated with widespread pain and fatigue that affects approximately 3.7 million Americans with the majority between the ages of 40 to 75 years old, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

The condition does not affect one system rather is made up of symptoms that also include joint discomfort, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression. Studies have shown that myofascial release improves pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. 

 

Myofascial release was found to increase muscle activity, reduced pain, and improved the range of motion on patients with total knee replacement post-surgery. 

(Information references for above informations available upon request)

FAQs

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

$135 per Hour

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

The Myofascial Release Practitioner performs gentle stretching and compression of the fascia and the muscles, the body relaxes and uneven tension on the fascia begins to self correct. This release of tension waves through the entire body effecting positive change.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Tim Landingham is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist 21 Years Experience. Tim has been practicing massage since 1997, Graduation from National Holistic Institute Emeryville , Ca. Tim has solely focused on Myofascial Release since 2010. Tim has taken all classes under Richard Hoff CMT,PT. Plus 40 hours of clinical work with Richard Hoff.

What types of customers have you worked with?

  • Back Pain

  • Bladder Problems (Urgency, Frequency, Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Leakage)

  • Birth Injuries

  • Bulging Disc

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cervical and Lumbar Injuries

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Endometriosis

  • Emotional Trauma

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

  • Herniated Disc

  • Headaches or Migraines

  • Infertility

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Menstrual Problems Irregular or painful menstrual cycles.

  • Neck Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment

  • Scars

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Shin Splints

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Tinnitus

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Vulvodynia

  • Pre-and-Post Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Replacement Regimen

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