Taum's pain relief classes start with the

Lower Leg, Ankles, and Feet.


Pain serves to alert us to excessive tension.

After that, it is not needed.

Reduce tension = reduce pain.

A unique approach to reducing pain.

'Pain' serves as an alert.

I often wish we all understood our 'alerts' better.

My classes serve as part of the journey towards that goal.

This approach respects and responds to our body's fundamental alerts.

Structural Engineering principles influence this unique approach to reducing pain. Those principles include functional intention, how the parts relate and work together, and their longevity.

Sweating serves as an example of a 'learned' alert. 

We have all learned to respond to sweating differently, including hydrating, moving to shade, removing a layer of clothing, or turning on the air conditioner.

The pain patterns displayed on this page serve as an alert to excessive tension in specific muscles and ligamentous tissue.

The classes provide a learning experience that includes guided corrective techniques for reducing the tensions creating that pain. They also provide relevant information to enhance a broader understanding of our amazing orchestra of muscular movement.


Each reddened pain pattern serves as an alert to a specific muscle in excessive tension.

Click on a pain pattern you recognize and learn how to efficiently and effectively reduce the tension in that muscle and reduce that pain.

I hope they serve you.


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online class to relieve lateral ankle
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pain relief class, online class to relieve shin pain
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These pain patterns are associated with ligamentous tissues.

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The Fundamentals of Corrective Massage

 A Holistic approach.

It serves to remember that we, as therapists, do not heal anything.
We recognize, respect, and support the body's amazing ability to heal itself.


  Corrective Massage recognizes the importance of balanced relationships and interactions throughout the body's soft tissues*. These relationships include natural anatomical positions and functionally balanced movement.

  Functional balance implies that our soft tissues are working harmoniously to support pain-free, healthy movement and function. 

  In Taum's world of Corrective Massage, considering all bodily movement as an orchestration of soft tissue relationships is a fundamental principle and starting point.
These foundational principles include familiarity with
Equilibrium and Homeostasis. AKA Balance.

For example: Walking initially appears to be a simple activity. It actually involves a complex orchestration of numerous soft tissues.

A symphony of movement:

Our body requires over 200 of our 600 muscles to take one step. Of those 200, many serve as compensating adapters working in the background to keep us upright as we walk. While all our weight is on the right foot, those background muscles are adapting and counterbalancing so we do not fall over.

Each and every soft tissue plays a vital role in the body's ability to move and adapt to unbalanced tensions. 

Our bodies can adapt to those tensions. 

But only so far... 

Limping is an example of crossing the adaptation line.

  Pain serves as an alert that unbalanced tension has exceeded the body's ability to adapt, and corrective therapy is required.

  The foundational focus of this unique therapy is to interpret the alert and then identify and correct the soft tissue tensions and imbalances that have created those alerts.

  Corrective massage has repeatedly proven to be an efficient and effective method to reduce and relieve pain. 

I hope this information serves you and those you serve.

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*Muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, and viscera.

pain serves knowledge

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