Manual Therapy

Manual Therapies

According to the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Description of Advanced Specialty Practice manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used to treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist’s (AAOMPT) website is a national professional organizational website database that represents physical therapists with clinical practice, education, and/or research interests in orthopaedic manual physical therapy (OMPT).  (https://aaompt.org/).

Deep Tissue Massage

Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a modality that can provide an incredibly therapeutic and healing experience.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation.

Myofascial Massage

Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns.


Craniosacral is both a medical science dealing with precise anatomy, a therapeutic art. 

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The goal of this treatment is the client’s recovery from or a significant reduction in myofascial pain.

Lymphatic Drainage

The strokes applied in manual lymph drainage are intended to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing.

Sports Massage

Providing therapeutic massage to competing athletes; professional, amateur, or recreational is an entirely different process than working with those striving to achieve fitness and to support healthy life styles.

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage is the unique privilege of numerous techniques to touch and sooth those who are bringing new life into their lives and our world.








Tranquil Heart Enterprise by J. Clark Lage: Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork, Reflexology, & Wellness Studio


2700 1st Street North, Suite 101
St. Cloud, MN 56301


(605) 786-5327