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Valence Massage in Springfield, MO

Offering pain relief from musculoskeletal conditions and associated discomfort through massage, neuromuscular, and physical therapy.
I believe in a comprehensive multi-modal approach to health. By combining elements of exercise science, massage therapy, physical therapy, and patient-centered care, each treatment is tailored to your needs. Here are some common conditions I see:
Muscle Tension & Pain: stress, overuse, recent and past injuries can reduce muscle performance and make daily activities tiresome and painful. Massage can reinvigorate sore muscles while promoting relaxation and pain relief.
Sports (or hobby) Injuries: recover faster from sports-related or hobby-related injuries with neuromuscular and therapeutic massage techniques that aid in reducing pain and associated localized inflammation.
Joint Stiffness:  massage improves joint mobility and flexibility especially when combined with careful assessment and a movement plan. Whether it is shoulder, hip, knee, wrist, or neck stiffness, joint mobility is likely a factor and massage can help.
Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: massage has strong effects on your mood. It has been shown to be highly effective in managing daily and chronic stress. Research has demonstrated that massage is very effective in treating anxiety and depression.
Pregnancy Discomfort: prenatal massage offers relief from the characteristic aches and pains of expecting mothers; hips, backs, legs, and feet can take the joy away from this exciting time. Massage is a safe and effective ally for a happier pregnancy experience.
Low Back Pain: massage and manual therapy techniques, along with a skilled assessment and exercise plan, can help to reduce the number of days in pain and reduce its associated disability.
Chronic Headaches: headaches, even migraines, have many causes that are musculoskeletal in origin. Massage can help manage headaches by reducing their frequency and intensity.

Direct access physical therapy services will be offered soon.

Why massage therapy?

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Massage is not only a luxury to be enjoyed on vacation. It is a powerful tool to relieve soft-tissue tension patterns, ease pain, and connect with your body. It should be a component of a mindful and healthy lifestyle.


Massage improves quality of life, reduces blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, and helps to control pain.  Touch has a powerful effect on mood and well-being; massage has been shown to be as effective as psychotherapy for anxiety and depression.

Recipients of massage can be anyone, from high-level athletes to sedentary office workers, from infants in the NICU through every stage of life including palliative care. Massage is accessible to everyone from the ultra-rich in swanky spas to folk healers found in the poorest places around the world.


Valence is proud to be an independent, locally owned small business serving the people of Southwest Missouri since 2012.

About the Owner/Therapist:

Dr. Jon Tallerico has worked as a massage therapist in Springfield, MO since 2008. He is passionate about using the power of touch to reduce suffering. He is a licensed physical therapist in Missouri and has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science from Missouri State University. He is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is skilled and experienced in Prenatal and Postnatal massage, Sports and Vocational Injuries, and modern methods of physical therapy and pain science. He is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, and Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Technique.  He is happy to work with people from all walks of life.  The youngest person he has worked with was a newborn, and the oldest in her late 90s.Other than his interests in science, health, and well-being, he is a gardener, reader, and computer geek.

Nationally certified in therapeutic massage
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