I highly recommend to try "The Traditional Method" for chronic neck/shoulder pains. I noticed a difference within a week. I started feeling around my neck/shoulder lighter and well blood circulation. I'm still taking the herbal medicine and doing all things to improve my neck/shoulder.
I received Tuina massage from Michelle when she was a student. She was by far the best practitioner among the students who gave me a massage. Now that she's added this skill to her professional offerings I'm making an appointment to see her in SF - and I dislike going to the city!
She is very knowledgeable and does a great job of bridging the gap between eastern and western medicine. She is very thoughtful, analytical, nonjudgmental, and patient.
Michelle has great energy in her hands, and as soon as she asks you to take a deep breath and puts her hand on your back, something happens. I relaxed very quickly and was ready to take a nap afterwards.