Research has shown that chronic pain relief can be achieved through self-care and medical massage therapy. Pain relief and wellness education, as well as individualized treatment plans, are our focus.

Restorative Health and Wellness

Chronic Pain Relief

through medical massage and self care

TMJ  Headaches  Migraines  ETC.

Neck and Headache Relief

Does this sound like you?

Tight neck that hurts,

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Office worker with chronic headaches due to tension in shoulders and neck, from too much stress or time at the computer.

SCM massage to ease neck tension and headacheVisual of neck showing SCM sternocleidomastoid

TMJ pain can be painful and debilitating, irritating and constantly nagging, or just poke you periodically to say hey I’m still here!

TMJ Pain Relief Session:

  • A detailed history of your TMJ issues, headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain and discomfort will be taken.
  • Massage of the affected areas will be performed to assess the problem areas.
  • Gloves will be worn to work on and assess the muscles inside of the mouth and jaw.
  • This is inta-oral TMJ massage.
  • A treatment plan will be offered.
  • Learn how to self-massage your jaw at home.
  • We will have a discussion of your lifestyle and how it is affecting your TMJ dysfunction and pain.

TMJ massage inside of the mouth to release jaw muscles3D model muscles of chewing, typical muscles that cause TMJ pain

What to Expect:

First Medical Massage Appointment

Emily Boudwin neuromuscular massage therapist Boise

Step 1

Schedule your medical massage appointment in Boise, Idaho with Emily, a neuromuscular massage therapist.

Schedule Here!
Intake form for medical massage

Step 2

Fill out your health history intake form online, so I am ready to work with you on the day of your appointment!

Intake Form
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Step 3

First visit!  Discuss with Emily your chronic pain and areas of concern.

SCM neck ache relief massage

Step 4

Massage and movement will focus on your specific issues.  Learn what you can do at home to help ease your chronic pain!

How do you sit down?

Our culture is a sedentary one.  We tend to sit, move and rest in certain limited patterns.  When we move and exercise we reinforce those same patterns.  So how do we change that?

  • First, we need to start being aware of how we are using  our bodies.
  • Look in a mirror and watch yourself sit down and then stand up.  
  • Did you just sit down in your favorite chair?
  • How did you lower yourself into your chair?
  • Did you plop down into your chair? 
  • Did you use your hands on the arms of the chair to lower yourself?
  • Or did you use the back of your leg and hip muscles, the hamstrings and glutes, to lower yourself into your chair?  If you did this one, congratulations!  You just did a chair squat and used the right muscles to sit down in your chair!
  • It's alright if you can't do a chair squat yet, it's important to see where your movement is.
  • In my restorative exercise personal sessions and even my small group classes, this is something that I can help you with.
  • Maybe, eventually, you can get on the floor and back up, and even do it unassisted.
Standing up from the floorRestorative Exercise Specialistgetting more flexibility in the spine and shoulders

I attended Emily’s Restorative Wellness class for the feet on Sept. 23rd 2018. Prior to the class didn’t know how much my foot position was effecting my posture and contributing to my chronic back problems. Since the class, with the knowledge and tools Emily provided, my back pain is gone and I am using the appropriate muscles in my legs, and not the muscles in my back, to walk and run. Emily has extensive knowledge on the body’s anatomy and body mechanics. During her sessions she educates on proper body mechanics and manipulation for long term beneficial results on chronic issues.  Restorative Exercise Class  ☆☆☆☆☆

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Boise medical massage therapist Emily Boudwin
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Emily Boudwin graduaded Suma Cum Laude from massage school in 2010
Emily Boudwin is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Idaho

About your medical massage therapist.

Emily Boudwin

Emily is a licensed massage therapist with 10 years of experience, focusing on relieving pain and improving range of motion with her clients. Her goal is to always work for her client's relief and comfort, using her skills to help the body heal naturally.

She attended a 750 hour massage therapy program at Gwinnett College Sandy Springs, in Atlanta Georgia, in 2010, graduating with highest honors. Part of the focus of her program was earning her neuromuscular therapy certification.

She loves learning and improving her ability to help others.  Here are some of the things she has done in the last ten years to better serve you:
  • In 2012 she earned continuing education in pregnancy massage, in Salt Lake City Utah.
  • In 2016 she earned her Healthy Foot Practitioner certification, through Katy Bowman.
  • May 2017 Emily earned her Primal Health Coach certification through Mark Sisson’s certification.
  • June 2018 Emily earned her AIP certified coach through Sarah Ballantyne’s program.
  • October 2018, Emily became certified as a Restorative Exercise- Certified Personal Trainer through Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement Training, a 200+ hour certification.

Emily enjoys spending time with her family, husband of 21 years and two early adult daughters. One of which is developmentally disabled, which has given Emily compassion and endurance in life. She follows a paleo lifestyle, as it has made a difference in her health. Using the paleo framework of health, she has spent the last six years learning and figuring out her complex medical issues.  She loves to cook and create recipes, watch cooking shows, play unique board games with her family, and just enjoy life!


As someone who has been a client of Restorative Health and Wellness for more than a year, I highly recommend Emily and all of the incredible services she offers. I first contacted Emily when I was having a TMJ flare up. Within the first 10 minutes of my massage, I knew I would never go to another masseuse again. I have suffered from chronic jaw, neck, shoulder, and back pain for years. During my time in the treasure valley, I’ve been to more than 20 massage therapists, and none of them have come close to helping me the way Emily has. In just over a year, she’s not only consistently provided healing massage, but she has also given me countless tips for ways I can improve my pain in my daily life. Between the informative literature she lends out and the personal knowledge she shares, I have been able to successfully manage my pain and improve my health in ways I didn’t even know were possible! I am so grateful to have found her. You are amazing! — Kathryn Drake
Massage    ☆☆☆☆☆

I’ve been suffering with TMJ for almost two years. Sometimes it was painful to chew, I was unable to open my mouth all the way, and daily headaches were becoming the norm. When I could open my mouth, my jaw would make popping noises. My dentist told me he could make a mouth guard for $800 that I could wear at night. I purchased over the counter mouth guards with hopes of helping me to stop clenching my jaw while I slept, but it did not help. My chiropractor said he was not able to help and referred me to a Dentist who was a “TMJ specialist”, which was not covered by insurance and looked to be time consuming and expensive endeavor. I remembered that a friend of mine told me she knew a Massage Therapist who was able to help with TMJ. Two weeks ago I contacted Emily Boudwin and scheduled an appointment. After just two sessions I have dramatic improvement. My mouth can open wide now and the popping is much less. I’ve not had a headache since I’ve seen her and she taught me massage techniques that I can do myself, in between sessions, that help my jaw relax! I’m very grateful for her knowledge and expertise with TMJ! #Wortheverypenny!
C.D., Boise Idaho
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When I first started my treatment, I had been experiencing constant jaw pain for years. The original accident where my car was squished between two other cars was such a minor impact (only 15 miles per hour) that I couldn’t understand the debilitating pain in my face. Insurance was nice enough to cover dozens of appointments with a chiropractor to work on my new TMJ pain, but eventually I was told there could be no further recovery. I’ve often used massage therapy to add to my sense of “quality of life” and I’ve tried to find someone to assist with the jaw pain. Even my favorite therapists have been unable to provide long-term relief.
Years later, I moved to Boise. Emily Boudwin was recommended to me by an older family member who had medical massage after breaking his collar bone. Emily listened to me discuss my various aches and pains and agreed that the jaw pain needed further treatment. One appointment gave me more relief than I had ever felt and it lasted for days! After the second appointment I had an entire week of no pain at all! Within 4 appointments, I believe that I’m 99% better. (Now, I find that only very extreme stress will still inflame my jaw muscles.) Emily has also shared some of her knowledge so I can reduce these effects of stress immediately on my own.
Emily is so kind and genuinely interested in my recovery and well-being, her skills surpass those of any standard massage therapist, and are of medical-treatment level. I will continue to see her for my other aches and pains. — Camille Roy

Massage    ☆☆☆☆☆

My wife and I had a great time in the couples class. We learned several techniques we can use on each other for those times we can’t make it back to see Emily. Thanks so much!
David O., Boise, Idaho

Massage Class    ☆☆☆☆☆

Emily is the best Massage Therapist that I have ever been too! I was having terrible headaches due to the tightness in my neck and shoulders and she has tremendously helped me get those muscles to relax. She listens to my needs and always fits me into her schedule when I need massage. I would highly recommend her for a Massage Therapist and it was sheer luck that I found her and boy am I glad that I did! I will continue to be one of her clients as long as she is in Boise.            Susie Devejian, Boise

Massage    ☆☆☆☆☆

Emily, I am so pleased with every massage. The fact that you listen to what I need, but also know what needs to be done. Just doesn’t get better than this. Thank you.
Emily, you have a real gift……you provide THE BEST Therapeutic Massage ever. Thank you. — John Holst

Massage    ☆☆☆☆☆

This massage class was fantastic! Emily really took the time to show us both some good techniques to help each other, and ways to not get tired out in the first 5 minutes! She has a ton of knowledge, and is a great resource for any questions.
Thanks again Emily!
Shelby O., Boise Idaho

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I am not new to a massage, over the years I have had my share in order to keep doing the hard work I had to do. I must say this was the best muscle massage I have ever had and I can’t wait to go back for my next one. Emily definitely knows how to get to the sore areas and take care of them . I highly recommend her to everyone with pain of any kind.
Bill D., Boise Idaho

Massage    ☆☆☆☆☆

It was an amazing experience. Lots of good information for this first time mom about labor and delivery relaxation techniques. I am excited to try them and I am extremely pleased with my experience. I wish I were staying in Boise to come back and have a post-natal massage. Thank you so much
Rivkah R., Boise Idaho

Pregnancy Massage    ☆☆☆☆☆

Best bodywork I have ever had:
I have upper back/shoulder pain secondary to posture and desk work. It was getting to the point of bothering me daily, and at 34 that is NOT ok. Emily quickly identified the trigger as subscapularis spasm/dysfunction and has been therapeutically treating my muscles ever since. I have been coming to her for months now and so look forward to my visits! She is very knowledgeable in what she does and so obviously loves it. I would highly recommend her services!!
Aubrey Martin, Boise

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