Holland Health – Why Massage?
Massage therapy is a cost-effective way to improve and maintain health in today’s stressful world. Most primary care visits are due to stress that massage therapy can help. If you suffer from – to name a few –
- Headaches (migraines)
- High Blood Pressure
- Whiplash injuries (falls, car accidents)
- Post surgical recovery
- Muscle overuse (tendonitis), frozen shoulder, knee hop pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscular Multiple Sclerosis
With regular massage you can maintain a “hurt free” body by preventing injury with increased circulation and addressing muscles that are in contracture.
How often should I get a massage?
We suggest one to twice per month. If in acute pain, your therapist will recommend one or two times per week. To save on costs, we offer a number of package selections to reduce hourly cost. Referral will also be rewarded. Some insurance companies cover limited work. Maintenance is the key to quality injury-free and pain-free enjoyment in life!
Therapeutic Massage vs Chiropractic Care
A chiropractor addresses the skeletal system – a majority of the time focusing on the spine. Repeated visits are required because chiropractic care doesn’t address the soft tissue muscles which protect the spine. Until you address the muscles and soft tissue, the spine will continue to become misaligned. Massage therapy releases entrapped nerves due to muscle fibrotic build-up and adhesions – only then will the spine go into alignment.
Therapeutic Massage vs Physical Therapy
Very often you hear “physical therapy made it worse”. That is because the muscle tissue wasn’t ready for exercise and the exercises prescribed by the physical therapist made it worse – more pain. Massage is needed to get rid of ischemic areas (without oxygen) of the muscles. Only after this is addressed will exercise prove beneficial. Many physical therapy clinics are now “performing massage”, but the therapists often are not licensed massage therapists from a reputable massage therapy school.
Therapeutic Massage for Optimal Health
Let the muscle relaxation experts, massage therapists, handle soft issue injuries. There is a place for all modalities of health care. Let’s join together and give the “correct tool from the tool box to the correct contractor for the job”. Holland Health’s Services