Kay Warren, LMBT #6258
Medical & Orthopedic Massage

Kay Warren

Kay Warren LMBT #6258
Medical & Orthopedic Massage
Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist

Earnst Chiropractic Clinic
231 Baker Rd.
High Point, NC 27265
336-207-5147cell 336-434-4600office

About Kay

I did my initial Massage Therapy Training in Atlanta. It was a 1250 hour course, taught apprenticeship style. I spent my first 5 years in practice working with an honest-to-god adjusting osteopath and an orthopedic surgeon inside an orthopedic surgery group. It was an incredible experience and really expanded my education in both knowledge and application. We treated a lot of people with unexplained chronic pain. People who hurt, all the time, often without any apparent physical cause. No apparent pathology, nothing I (or the doctors) could trace. Traditional medical tests often came up negative or inconclusive, and thus I began a long journey of discovery.

Many types of pain, including chronic pain, are in fact muscular in origin, or are triggered by commonly overlooked, and easily treatable influences.

Orthopedic and range of motion muscle testing is both muscle specific and scientific, allowing you to quickly see what muscles are impairing movement and causing pain. From there, observing and palpating movement patterns reveals adhesions that reduce joint movement and flexibility. Once you understand how it all interacts, it's much easier to treat. We see remarkable results in our chronic pain patients, many of whom are able to reduce or eliminate their use of prescription painkillers (under medical approval and supervision) as they progress in their treatment. As Trigger Points and adhesions are released, so is the muscle tension and dysfunctional holding patterns. Adding Neuro-muscular re-education techniques helps break the cycle of holding patterns and the pain they create, letting the body move naturally, often restoring normal function. I expect my clients to feel relief in their first session. Sometimes there is some soreness, but they should feel a noticeable improvement in the ease and quality of their movement. If I can't get consistent and significant improvement in 3 sessions, I'll do my best to send the client to someone who can. I just don't see the point in living with pain if it can be avoided.


Painkillers may make you feel better, but they won't make you healthy.

Sometimes a client comes along who shows no improvement at all, even with advanced testing and therapy techniques. This prompted me to look into a number of alternative healing ideas and techniques over the last 30 years. I have come to believe that some people who don't heal well have an unresolved or unreleased emotional issue related to the injury or surgery. The problem is, the physical symptoms are very real, so you can't just tell someone "it's all in your head", because it isn't. Besides, it's a VERY insulting thing to say. My research led me to Hypnosis as a way to help clients release unresolved emotions. After a few years of trying different Hypnotherapists and analyzing their methods, I decided to become certified. That led me to Katherine Zimmerman, a Hypnotherapist and Teacher, who conducted much of my training, and taught me about EFT. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, and it is the fastest way I've ever seen to remove fear and trauma. I've used it on everything from accident victims who hated to drive, to people who just hate heights, spiders, rats, closed spaces etc.

In 1991, I moved west, (AZ) and began teaching Massage Therapy in '92 as a guest instructor for Pima Medical Institute. I was part of the Law & Legislation Committee when the laws for Massage Therapists in Phoenix were re-written. I spent most of this time in private practice, and teaching the public about what is involved in different types of massage. The heat eventually got to me, and I moved to California. I began doing some legislative work in CA along with private practice, and I ran a therapeutic clinic in Sacramento. Housing prices being what they are in California, we decided to move to a more affordable part of the country, and settled on NC. Getting my license took almost 6 months. I continue to teach seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects related to Massage Therapy, Stress Reduction, PTSD, and EFT. I am also an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the National Certification Board.


About Continuing Education

There is a lot of debate and controversy over "distance education" in massage. I love this field, and there is a lot I still want to learn. I've continued my studies in orthopedic and medical massage, both in and out of classrooms. The techniques I'm interested in will keep me in classes for years to come. I do a LOT of reading, but reading a book will not make you proficient in any technique that requires palpation to assess and deliver. Once I've heard and read about a technique, if I'm still interested, I'll find someone who is trained for it, and experience it for myself. If I like it, and would like to add it to my practice, I sign up for the class. Every technique class I've ever taken was an "in person" class. I firmly believe that techniques that rely on palpation skills to deliver the best results should not be taught any other way. Our profession is not well served by distance education alone.

I'm currently a memeber of the ABMP, and the IHF.

I received my National Certification in Medical Massage Therapy in 2005.


Legal Disclaimer

I am a Massage Therapist of more than 30 years experience. I did my EFT training in 2004, and finished my Hypnosis Certification in 2005. I am not a Medical Doctor, or a Psychologist of any sort. Massage Therapy, Hypnosis, and EFT are considered "Complementary Care" and are not designed to replace competent medical or mental health care. You are encouraged to speak to your preferred medical or mental health professional regarding the use of Massage Therapy, Hypnosis, or EFT. Under no circumstances (other than significant allergic reactions) should you change medications or alter dosages without consulting the professional who prescribed them.