Wayne Grafton LMT
Wayne specializes in therapeutic massage, auto accident injury, workman’s comp injury, deep tissue, swedish massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, reflexology, chair massage, hot stone therapy, neuromuscular therapy, lymphatic drainage, pregnant massage, myofascial release, prescription massage and spa massage treatments. Other bodywork and healing modalities not listed may be used in therapeutic massage therapy treatments to increase relaxation of sore muscles, pain relief and stress relief.
Wayne Grafton received his training as a Massage Therapist at Utah College of Massage Therapy Salt Lake City Utah in 1992 with dual accreditation from ACCET and COMTA which is the highest standard attainable for a school of massage. He is an Oregon licensed Massage Therapist, 14 years as a Chiropractic Assistant, and has received Certifications in the following areas: Swedish Massage, Reflexology 1-2, Trigger Point 1-2, Deep Tissue 1-4, Sports Massage 1-3, Reiki I and II, Shiatsu, Jinshin Do, Polarity Therapy 1-3, Trager, PNF, Advanced Massage, Touch for Health, Infant Massage, On-Site Massage, Sports Injury, Stress Management, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Framework 1-2, Intergrative Approaches to Neck Pain, Clinical Treatment of Low Back Pain, and The Sente’ School of Energetics level 1-3.
Wayne has also received training in massage-related areas, including Holographic Repatterning, Syntropy, Chair Massage, Aromatherapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Feldenkrais Method, Geriatric Massage, Lomi-Lomi, Aston Patterning, Strain-Counterstrain, Active Release, Rolfing, Pre-Natal, Recoil, Ultra Sound, Microcurrent, Neuromuscular, Visceral Manipulation, Injury Rehab strengthening and stretching techniques for the whole body, Spa treatments such as Hot Stone Therapy and Vichy treatments, and body wraps and polishes.
Wayne’s practice draws upon a lifelong interest in health and the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and is continually dedicated and excited to learn new healing modalities for his clients’ improvement. Deep tissue, Myofascial release, Manual therapy, Trigger point, Swedish massage techniques, or other healing modalities are used, according to the specific needs of each client.
“Our family has been seeing Wayne Grafton for 6 years and find him to be the best massage therapist we have ever had. Wayne’s massage work contributes to are health and well being. He’s knowledgeable, professional and available.”Mary Ann Ewald
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“I’ve been treated by Wayne Grafton, LMT, for over five years. Residual problems from two auto accidents left me with numerous spasms, discomfortable stiffness, and reduced range of motion, which Wayne has been able to diagnose and treat with his unique approach of deep tissue and relaxation massage. To call it “massage” is probably inadequate. While Wayne is can give a traditional, soothing, full body relaxation massage, his strength is in his understanding of the complex relationships of ligaments, tendons and muscles, of how the body adjusts to injury and impairment, and of how to free the spasm in the soft tissues that cause pain. He often surprises me, when I think I need one thing worked on and he focuses on something different. But he knows my body better than I do, and the relief is immediate and lasting. I have had many massage and chiropractic treatments over three decades, and Wayne’s work is by far the most effective.”Rich Kline
This traditional relaxing massage is perfect if you have sore muscles following exercise or any strenuous activity, or are experiencing the stress from everyday living. We use light to medium pressure to relieves muscle tension, reduces stress, increases circulation, strengthens immune system, enhances mental clarity, improves muscle tone and flexibility.
This intensive therapeutic massage applies deeper massage work to contracted areas and deeper layers of muscle tissues. This massage is highly effective for releasing areas of and chronic patterns of muscle tension due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and lingering injuries.
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation-lymph, increase joint flexibility, ease medication dependence, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, assist with shorter and easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays, improve posture, improving immune system functioning, increase of energy, speeding recovery from exercise, promoting well nourished healthy skin the” body’s largest -organ”, promote tissue regeneration, creates body awareness, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks, reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling, reduces spasms and cramping, reduce blood pressure , release endorphins, relieve migraine pain and headaches. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good, and getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Studies have found that massage relieves chronic back pain more effectively than other treatments (including alternative and conventional medical care) and, in many cases, costs less than other treatments for this common health problem. In addition, mothers and newborns also can also benefit from massage.
“Often time’s people are stressed in our culture. Stress-related disorders make up between 80-and-90 percent of the ailments that bring people to family-practice physicians. What they require is someone to listen, someone to touch them, someone to care. That does not exist in modern medicine. One of the complaints heard frequently is that physicians don’t touch their patients any more. Touch just isn’t there. Years ago massage was a big part of nursing. There was so much care, so much touch, so much goodness conveyed through massage. Now nurses for the most part are as busy as physicians. They’re writing charts, dealing with insurance notes, they’re doing procedures and often there is no room for massage any more. I believe massage therapy is absolutely a key in the healing process not only in the hospital environment but because it relieves stress, it is obviously foundational in the healing process anytime and anywhere.”
—Joan Borysenko – Massage Journal Interview, Fall 1999