There are many reasons a client comes to me for a massage. Some have a specific pain or injury they need addressed. Some have regularly scheduled massages for an all over body tune-up. Some clients simply enjoy the relaxation. And then there are the few clients who expect a massage to magically fix all of their ailments and restore them to perfect health.
Massage therapy can help with many issues, from reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks to reducing stress to reducing pain in overworked muscles. Many of my clients incorporate massage therapy into their treatment plans for medical conditions. Massage therapy can be a beneficial complement to traditional Western medicine.
However, massage therapy alone cannot “fix” you and make you into a healthier person. Massage therapy gives you the ability to become healthier. But the responsibility for becoming healthier is yours.
A massage therapist can help your body prepare to become more active by smoothing out knots and easing tight muscles. A massage therapist can teach you how to practice self-care between massage appointments. A massage therapist can even help you determine whether another type of body work or health practitioner should aid in your wellness journey.
The hard work of becoming healthy, however, can only be accomplished by you.
As a massage therapist, I support my clients in their wellness journeys. I am their partner in health, and I do what I can in my capacity as a body work professional to provide them with a solid physical foundation for health.
If you’re ready to commit to improved health, call me to schedule a massage therapy appointment.