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MANTIS  ™ - Lasting Pain Relief


Have you noticed that most ‘effective’ medical procedures, well, they just are not much fun?  They don’t exactly feeeeeellll very ‘nurturing’?  (think back to your last root canal or colonoscopy . . .)  Well!  We hate that!  We want to create lasting pain relief solutions for you that feel good, and are done in a relaxing and nurturing setting.  With that in mind, we created MANTIS!  Mantis combines the wonderfulness of massage with the effectiveness of neural prolo injection therapy as well as trigger point injection therapy.  This luxurious and effective session starts with a structural analysis, then our gifted massage therapist works on your sore spots while identifying the precise focal areas of stress in the muscles.  Dr. Sally then provides gentle therapeutic injections of muscle and nerve healing factors directly into those areas to provide long lasting relief of pain.  More gentle massage then assists the muscle to stay in stress free mode. Finally, we reevaluate your structural analysis and note the differences, giving you 'homework' stretches to keep the changes and benefit intact over time. The combination provides unique and lasting relief.  No one else we know of does all this in one dynamic session. We can usually SEE and you can feel  the differences in your gait and posture in the before and after analysis of one single session.


MANTIS ™ Therapy 

Massage Assisted Neural Triggerpoint Injection System is the darling of our clinic’s pain elimination program.  MANTIS is the creation of Dr. Sally Boyd Daughtrey and Morgan Phillips.  MANTIS is a new creation that is based on classic trigger point and neuroprolo therapy and traditional therapeutic massage teachings.  This luxurious treatment combines the pleasant experience of massage therapy and the dramatic pain relief of trigger point and neuroprolo injection therapies.  First, the patient receives a brief but specific body assessment using the principles of body mechanics to look for imbalances in posture and alignment.  Then, a focused massage is done to relax the patient, loosen tight muscles and identify specific trigger points (stuck energy, holding patterns, fascia limitations, scars) which are charted carefully.  The Doctor then uses that chart as a specific guide to do injections of procaine or lidocaine into those spots to release those painful holding patterns.  After that, more specific massage is done to loosen the tissue and release the old stuck patterns.  Finally, a new evaluation of posture and stance is completed, and specific but easy ‘homework’ stretches are prescribed to get those positive changes to ‘sink in’ and become permanent. 

This ‘Cadillac’ of physical therapy treatments takes 2 and ½ hours per session and involves 2 healers, both a massage therapist and a physician.  The benefits and results can last for weeks to a lifetime and can be basically compared to the benefits of 6-10 massage sessions.  Many people need only one MANTIS session, while some need up to 6 over time.  We suggest that MANTIS patients make sure they are taking in and absorbing basic minerals like calcium and magnesium for best results in muscle relaxation.  We also suggest that chronic joint pain clients continue improving with yoga or our clinic’s Egoscue physical medicine stretching program.  For more information about this innovative therapy, inquire at 808-965-2233.

Our introductory price for a MANTIS session (Over 2.5 hours of one-on-one care) is only $280 through August!  (Trigger point injection therapy alone usually costs over $800 per session. https://www.mdsave.com/procedures/trigger-point-injection/d782fdc9.   To go along with our vow to give you great work at great values, our total MANTIS combo package will be less than half of that!)