The news this week was grim, yet perhaps not surprising: Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 50, according to data compiled by the New York Times. The newspaper culled through reports from county coroners, medical examiners and state health departments to reach this conclusion, which it [...]
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In light of recent world events Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has been a subject of much discussion in the news. However, it is not only troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from PTSD. Healthcare workers from many different disciplines are seeing increased numbers of patients from all walks of life presenting [...]
Integrative massage therapy is a treatment that involves the integration of therapy techniques from a number of different modalities including massage, somatic therapy and bodywork techniques. Some of the other therapy techniques that may be incorporated are touch therapy, psychotherapy, movement re-patterning, stress management, reflective listening, hypnotherapy, and energy work approaches. The patient takes an [...]
At times, a massage is more than a mere stress-relief tactic. Therapeutic massage can help people deal with pain, depression and other maladies. In these cases, the massage is deemed medically necessary, and should be covered by health insurance. Before your insurance will pay for the massage, you must provide proof from your primary health [...]
Since 1982, The Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida has conducted more than 100 studies that demonstrate the benefits of Massage Therapy. This research shows Massage Therapy relieves stress, increases mental wellness and can be used for pain management. Below are just a few benefits of how a massage can help you. Reduced stress and [...]
What is prenatal massage? Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage [...]