Influenced by the teachings and techniques of Milton Trager, Rock and Unlock is a unique massage modality that promotes calm and ease through rocking motions. This approach is grounded in the belief that our body can develop chronic holding patterns based on the unique challenges we experience. When the body is rocked in gentle, full body motions, it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, encouraging the body to calm. Rocking encourages the muscle fibers to relax, allowing us to release the physical holding patterns that have developed. Where as most massage modalities incorporate direct pressure and manipulation of the muscles to release the constricted fascia, Rock and Unlock encourages wellness through a much more gentle approach. Thus, this approach is ideal for clients experiencing symptoms such as whiplash, chronic pain, anxiety, and hypertension.

The primary purpose of Rock and Unlock massage therapy is to support an individual’s ability to experience any or all of the following:

  • Ease of Chronic Pain Symptoms
  • Anxiety Relief & Trauma Recovery
  • Activation of the Parasympathetic Nervous System
  • Aid in Whiplash Recovery
  • Support of Digestive Health
  • Sleep Support


How does Rock and Unlock help relieve chronic pain symptoms?

Rock and Unlock is a gentle modality that doesn’t apply direct pressure to areas where pain is commonly sourced, such as muscles or joints. Individuals who experience chronic pain often have unintentional holding patterns that prevent the body from ever fully relaxing. This can impact sleep as well as daily living. Rock and Unlock calms hypertonic or chronically constricted muscles and invites the body to experience deeper levels of relaxation.