Suarez specializes in helping to manage and prevent ongoing pain through Medical Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Sports Massage and Orthopedic Massage which he also utilizes for most sports-related injuries. Since opening his office in Southbury in January 2012, he has earned a highly-regarded reputation for integrating numerous, highly-effective techniques into his individualized services for each client. “These techniques,”
A member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Suarez is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, Conn. where he acquired his Connecticut State License in 2004. In 2006, he was certified in Medical Massage by Bob Pecora, PTA,LMT, and through the Upledger Institute in 2007, he was certified in Craniosacral Therapy. In July 2011, he was certified as a Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist utilizing Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. Today Suarez continues further education in these modalities plus training in Positional Release, Joint Mobilization, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy, Active and Passive Stretching Techniques, Reflex Therapy, Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques, 3-Dimensional Techniques, and Visceral Manipulation, plus Medical Massage Techniques for headaches, cervical pain, shoulder pain and low back pain.
“Medical Massage and Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy are two areas of my practice,” stated Suarez, “where I am particularly able to use my intuitive skills in combination with my massage skills to make an almost immediate difference in my client's quality of life. My specialty is in helping acute and chronic pain sufferers get relief, plus those in need of stress relief, preventive maintenance and general relaxation. Many athletes come to my practice seeking natural ways to enhance their athletic performance, which they frequently experience through the benefits of Medical Massage and Myoskeletal alignment techniques”.
Physical pain is not a stranger to Daniel Suarez. At age 14, he was hit by a speeding car and suffered extensive injuries and was unable to walk. For over two and a half years, using a wheelchair, walker, crutches then a cane, he regained his ability to walk without assistance
“Today I am 100% healed and living life pain free,” he stated joyfully. “Regaining my ability to walk is what guided me to this profession of helping others to relieve acute and chronic pain. While I cannot diagnose the cause of pain, I can use body reading and assessment when a body is out of alignment, and then correct that misalignment through Medical Massage and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques.”
Suarez commented that he is able to avoid pain in his own body due to his extensive knowledge on effective and proper body mechanics and alignment techniques. “Because I possess a great deal of knowledge and experience from extensive continuing education on techniques for relieving the body from pain, I can do a lot of massage therapy work without harming my body. It’s all about body mechanics and how I position and use my arms, hands, back and legs to effectively alleviate pain in other people’s bodies and not cause pain or problems in my own body. Many times my clients are amazed at how quickly their pain is eliminated in just one or a few sessions. Positional release is a technique of effectively releasing stress and pain by placing a client’s body in varying positions to relieve pain.”
Previously employed as a lead massage therapist with a local area spa, Suarez opened his Southbury private practice to meet the demands of the specialty massage therapy he provides. “Medical Massage and body alignment are becoming a lost art form,” he explained. “These techniques are being overlooked and lost in the medical, pain management and orthopedic field. Today more and more doctors are accepting these modalities and techniques and often refer patients to me to give their clients pain relief. Medical Massage can work very complimentary to other medical and therapeutic treatments including physical and occupational therapy, chiropractic and psychotherapy.”
Suarez stated, “Studies show that massage can improve the quality of day-to-day quality life, enhance general health, and become an effective part of a health maintenance or wellness plan. In addition to pain management, massage can reduce muscle spasms, stretch and loosen adhesions and scar tissue, improve and strengthen the body’s immune system for overall general health. It is known to promote joint health, improve range of motion and treat musculoskeletal problems. It is also well-known to relieve mental and emotional stress, enhance capacity for calm thinking and creativity, and promote a relaxed state of mental alertness.”
His dedication to helping people alleviate pain has led Suarez to volunteer his services for the past nine years to Relay for Life, the Fight Against Cancer, local area marathons and other sporting events, where he performs both pre- and post-event massage for participants.
To learn more about Daniel Suarez and the services of Rhythm Therapies, visit www.rhythm-therapies.com, email Mr. Suarez at daniel@rhythm-