4. Specialized Therapeutic & Sports Massage
"My philosophy of Massage is to restore, inspire, and promote balance and well being in the bodies, minds, and souls of our clients healing by combining Eastern and Western massage, to help eliminate chronic pain to promote healing.
Back pain, headache, neck pain, and the complications of conventional medicine are some of the top reasons people seek complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. A recent study claims that massage use is higher and drug use is lower in today’s older adult population. The negative side effects of both non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and prescription pain relievers are driving people young and old to seek alternative remedies for their pain.
These trends require massage therapists who understand the mechanisms of pain, have the skills to address a variety of pain conditions effectively and safely, and are equipped with communication tools adequate to participate on an integrative medical team. With and without physician referrals, people in pain are finding their way to massage therapists: massage is the number two most used practitioner-based CAM therapy for pain, second only to chiropractic and osteopathic care combined. It is critical for us to work with our clients and their health-care team to provide drug-free pain relief as people “just say no” to opioids and NSAIDs."