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Massage Might Provide Relief from the Despair of Drug Abuse

By |October 17th, 2017|Categories: Alternative Medicine, Complementary Therapies, Pain Relief|

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 reported June 5. The release of three reviews on the benefits of massage therapy for pain relief could raise massage therapy’s profile—for it is pain [...]

Massage for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By |November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Alternative Medicine, Complementary Therapies, PTSD|

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 symptoms of PTSD. Many of those who are seeking help with PTSD prefer alternative or natural approaches to ease some of burdens of the affliction. [...]

Intergrative Massage

By |September 30th, 2016|Categories: Alternative Medicine, Depression, Integrative Massage Therapy, Pain Relief|

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 active role in the therapy, working closely with the therapist. Touch plays an important role as it allows for the therapist and the client to [...]

Will my Health Insurance Cover Massage?

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Alternative Medicine, Health Insurance, Medical Massage|

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 care physician that it is a medically necessary procedure. Talk to your doctor and explain why you'd like massage therapy to be part of your [...]

Benefits of Massage

By |October 27th, 2015|Categories: Alternative Medicine, Complementary Therapies, Depression, Health Insurance, Integrative Massage Therapy, Medical Massage|

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 anxiety. Massage Therapy reduces stress hormones such as cortisol in the body, helping you cope with the normal stress encountered in your daily life. Additionally, [...]