Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses on the feet. It is the application of pressure to areas of the feet that correspond to organs, glands and other systems of the body.
Another method borrowed from acupuncture, where a blunt object (such as a smooth stone, metal spoon, or similar object) is scraped on the surface of the tissue. This is another technique to break up adhesions.
A treatment used when trigger points (sometimes called knots or adhesions) are found on the fascial tissue. When these areas are compressed, tenderness is felt not only in that specific area, but also radiates to other parts of the body.
Fascia is connective tissue, found just under the surface of the skin, which encompasses the whole body (holding the structure of the body together like a diving suit would.) Muscle ("myo") is intertwined with the fascial tissue, and together it makes up the myofascial structure. A fascial line may connect from toe to hamstring, up to the hip, to the lower back, up to the shoulder. When one of these areas is imbalanced or adhered to other tissue, it can disrupt the entire alignment of the structure.
This technique involves a slow, deep movement targeting the origin of the imbalance within the facial line. The area is worked to release tension, potentially built into the system over a longer period of time, eventually releasing the entire structure.
A procedure borrowed from the acupuncture modality, in which suction cups are applied to stagnated tissues (lumpy or bumpy surface areas) and stimulate blood-flow to amalgamate the underlying tissue. This tissues becomes warm and smooth as adhesions dissipate. Redness, bruising or discoloration around the targeted area is normal and usually fades within a few days.
Bob Tricomi's approach to chronic pain management is built on his innovative joint therapy treatment. When pain is centralized in major joint areas, Bob works to balance the dysfunctional joint structures and release tissue stagnation. This offers significant relief from that pain.
Postural alignment and assisted stretching techniques use stretching and strength building techniques to optimize range of motion and flexibility.
I am an active walker and yogi. Several years ago I had frozen shoulder that required surgery, post surgery I went to PT. On completion of PT my therapist recommended I see Bob at BWM to continue working on my range of motion. Bob significantly improved my range of motion, a few years later I developed frozen shoulder on my other shoulder and I didn’t need surgery, Bob was able to work on my shoulder to decrease the pain and increase my range of motion.
I have recommended dozens of people to Bob, I truly believe that anyone that has pain in their body or lack of range of motion could benefit and avoid surgery/medication. My husband, children and siblings have all been treated at BWM. My husband and I keep regular appointments with Bob for maintenance.
I’m retired and actively participate in golf, softball and fitness training. I had a knee replacement and post surgery I had a lack of range of motion and flexion. My son in California found BWM online after I tried PT and stretching on my own.
I would absolutely refer Bob, he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He worked wonders with me over a period of 6 weeks. He is truly a “GO TO” Professional!
I started getting bodywork at BWM after a rotator cuff surgery and months of PT with no relief of pain. I was at an exercise class when a friend recommended I see Bob. I was receiving cortisone shots and ready to schedule a second rotator cuff surgery. After 2 sessions with Bob I cancelled my second surgery and continued my sessions with Bob. I highly recommend Bob and have referred many friends and family to him.
I started coming to Bodywork Masters after I ended up in the Emergency Room for severe back pain caused by sciatica. The pain I experienced was intense, a 9 out of a scale of 10. I had shooting pain and numbness running from my low back and down both of my legs. The ER prescribed muscle relaxers but it was difficult to sleep, drive or even walk.
I saw Bob a few days after the ER and could barely walk from the car to the office. After one session my pain was 30% less. I returned each week for more bodywork and within three sessions I was 80% better and each visit since I continue to get better and now have almost no back pain.
Since I’ve been coming to Bodywork Masters I no longer need the muscle relaxers and I’m back to all my regular activities. Most importantly, I’m pain free.
Initially I saw Bob due to a torn rotator cuff --I was in pain and had lost most of the mobility in my arm. I thought surgery was going to be my only option but like magic, Bob fixed both. That was over 10 years ago! I'm now 65 and see him just for general body maintenance as needed. He helps me to remain flexible and to feel great. I highly recommend Bob. He will help you!
Robert Tricomi was recommended by a friend as I have had lower back pain as I walk a long distance. When I attended my first visit the office was very neat and organized looking! The assistant were very receptive and courteous when I arrived. I went in for my first body massage and leaving the room, I felt great! I then signed up for 10 sessions going forward. Every session I was treated excellent & courteously! It has been a great experience.
Let me begin with I first started going to Bob with the worst sciatica. I was limping and leaning to one side when someone said to me, Julie you have a problem... you need to go see Bob.
Well now I go see Bob regularly which is once a month for 60 minutes and let me tell you its the best 60 minutes ever. Bob asks you what is bothering you and he works on it. For instance today I can't tell you how I feel. I feel like a new lady. My neck and back and shoulders were bothering me and I kept on going to yoga and stretching but it just was not working. Well today he worked the neck, which cured the back, which cured the shoulder and to be blunt all the way into my buttocks. This is how a neck can take effect on the body. I told Bob that he's a magician. I can't not to tell you enough. You need to go. Bob does this full time with no rest. I don't know how he does it but its consistent throughout the entire 60 minutes. Plus his office is clean and new and he is expanding for us! Schedule a visit!
Bob has been great for me! I came to him on the recommendation of my wife, whom he had helped a lot with her shoulder. When I showed up, I had chronic knee pain which was starting to spread up and down my leg. I was convinced that I needed surgery, and this was my last stop before seeing an orthopedic surgeon. Bob took a look, started to work, and in an hour the pain was already reduced. Within a couple of weeks, the pain was gone. Amazing result! I’ve continued to work with Bob, as he’s been focusing on other problem areas that I’d been ignoring up to that point. I’ve mentioned him to a number of friends, and would recommend him to anyone with significant joint pain or movement issues.