Welcome to MovementSpark Health
Paul Cramer RMT
Massage Therapy for Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Specializing in joint health, mobility conditions, and chronic pain
Hi, my name is Paul Cramer RMT (Health, fitness, and wellness instigator) ~ I’m a Registered Massage Therapist, Integrative Movement Therapist and Movement Educator with over 22 years of experience helping clients resolve painful conditions, move better, and feel better in their bodies.
MovementSpark Health: I provide Orthopedic Focused Massage Therapy Services, Functional Movement Programs and Self Care education to clients of all ages.
Client Education & Self-Care: Combining treatment with education is one of the foundations of my practice. More and more, clients have expressed the need for “accessible and reliable” information about their condition and what they can do on their own to make lasting changes. I strive to deliver that in my practice!
What is Integrative Movement Therapy and how does it help?
Changing things at the source: We might not think of it this way but how we move, sit or even sleep is based on habits and patterns. Integrative Movement Therapy blends massage, joint mobility, stretching, and myofascial release techniques along with improving body awareness and understanding to change these habits.
Lasting Change: This helps to re-educate our posture and body movement patterns allowing us to feel more “in tuned and in control” so that we move better and more efficiently. It is grounded in the idea that lasting results start with restoring your capacity for “natural ease of movement”. You’ll hear this a lot when working with me as it provides the best environment for the body to heal and thrive. Even with new injuries, our bodies compensate and adapt for this ~this is where we start.
The right fit? Clients work with me to either help grow and improve specific activity skills or to recover from and resolve painful movement and mobility issues or injuries. I work with clients from all age groups, walks of life, and activity levels. The common ground with all my clients is wanting to move better and a commitment to working together towards this goal!
Goals & Overcoming challenges: Whether for an injury or a long-standing issue, we begin by identifying the health goal and what obstacles might be hindering the process of getting better.
My Goal: To help clients obtain the treatment, knowledge, and capacity to regain a sense of feeling healthy and well in their bodies.
My Vision: To support and promote healthy, active living for individuals, families, and communities.
The MovementSpark Difference
Life can get complicated~Feeling healthy, shouldn't be!
Now this is a little different ~When massage is combined with movement and stretching, we need a bit more room....
Client Centred: We begin with a client centred care philosophy that recognizes the importance of treating the whole person.
Healthy~Fit~Well Circle: There is a strong connection between health, fitness, and wellness. When our health is affected, it affects our capacity for active living and fitness. Current research shows just how important active living is for not only our mental health and well-being but also how we interact with the world around us.
Client Empowered: A priority is placed on an individualized approach that supports the client in participating in their treatment program. One size does not fit all.
Treat the Source: I have been working with clients for over 22 years and have found that we have the most success when we take the time to properly assess and identify 3 main factors:
Self-Powered Health: We then combine treatment with education and “at home” programs and use a collaborative approach to ensure the results are long lasting. We can’t change what we don’t know.
More than just how you sit at work… I like to extend ergonomics to include how we use our body to interact with the world around us. Developing an awareness of our living ergonomics is very important in making lasting changes.
Many times, challenges to overcoming conditions are connected to our patterns or habits of functional mobility, posture and alignment, as well as new and pre-existing injuries.
In other words -our bodies are just not moving as well as they could. -It is these factors that are causal or at least contribute to loss of mobility, joint pain, myofascial tension or pain, and protective compensation patterns. The good news is that these are not etched in stone -but respond well to new learning. And that’s where I come in.
Paul is a gem. He's a skilled, intuitive and knowledgeable bodyworker and a great educator. He has untangled some of my most persistent tension. His passionate interest in learning, and supporting people's mobility, even after many years in the field, is inspiring. I have really appreciated his insights. His energy is safe, clean and clear.
Paul is amazing! He knows so much about how our muscles work together and is an amazing professional. I recommend him to all my friends.
Dr. Cramer provided a great deal of relief for my hip issues. He is knowledgeable and able teach clients better ways to move in order to prevent sports injuries.
Paul really knows his stuff!! He is amazing - by far the best message therapist I’ve ever been to.
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