Craig Seina, LMT, first discovered the healing benefits of massage therapy when he developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a result of installing epoxy flooring for a living. Craig explored several medical options to find a “cure” for his painful condition. Eventually, his only option became surgery. In an attempt to avoid surgery, Craig decided to try massage therapy, figuring he didn’t have much to lose. After 3-4 sessions of muscular re-education, Craig experienced enormous relief. As his condition continued to improve through massage therapy, he decided he would dedicate his life to helping others who found themselves in a lot of pain, with very few treatment options.
For over 25 years, Craig Seina, Licensed Massage Therapist, has successfully helped individuals achieve an improved quality of life and meet their health goals. Craig has developed his own unique approach to therapeutic bodywork based on two decades of experience and superior training in innovative techniques. He utilizes advanced methods from modalities which include myofascial release, neuromuscular reeducation and cranial occiput therapy. Therapeutic outcomes are further enhanced by the use of a cutting-edge hydraulic therapy table; the only one of its kind used by a massage therapist in a six-state region.
Craig’s over 25 years of hands on attention to detail has provided restorative care to thousands of individuals on their journey to recovery and health.
Craig has been married for nearly 20 years and has two children. His family has been actively involved in a local dog rescue organization for about 18 years. The Seina family has fostered over 100 dogs! On any given day in the Seina household, one will always find more dogs than humans!
A History of Massage Therapy
Hippocrates (460-377 BCE)
“The physician (therapist) must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing. For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too rigid.”
The father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, considered massage to be a crucial component of healing patients. During WWI, Western hospitals used massage therapy to rehabilitate injured soldiers with nerve damage and shell shock. Western medicine eventually shifted toward using pharmacology. However, recent scientific research about the effectiveness and health benefits of massage therapy has caused a rediscovery of the ancient tried and true method of healing. Today, ancient massage techniques that have proven to be most effective have been incorporated within the skilled hands of licensed massage therapist, Craig Seina.
Massage therapy is the oldest form of medical care. The healing art and science of massage was developed, practiced and taught by physicians from our most ancient and celebrated civilizations in Greece, Rome, India and China. These cultures understood the value of a healthy body and the fundamental support of a skilled professional massage.
Some of the oldest Chinese medical books extensively covered the practice of massage therapy. Ancient Greeks used massage to prepare athletes’ muscles prior to engaging in a sport. Following athletic performance, excess fluid and metabolites were removed utilizing massage therapy. Julius Caesar was treated daily with massage therapy to relieve his nerve pain.