You have suffered an injury, or perhaps have just had surgery. Your doctor recommends you see a physiatrist for therapy. You ask him to repeat it. Still confused, you ask him to write it down for you. “But wait,” you demand. “Don’t you mean physical therapist?” Your doctor reiterates what he said. In all honesty, you admit you haven’t a clue what he is talking about. What is physiatry? What’s the difference between that and physical therapy? To help you out, here is a primer on physical therapy [Read More]
What Can a Massage Therapist Treat?
Recent estimates show that massage therapy has grown to become a $16 billion industry and is continuing to grow. No longer considered a fringe or alternative mode of treatment, massage therapy is widely thought of as an effective service – often used in tandem with other treatments as part of a multifaceted approach to healing. The National Institutes of Health reports that massage therapy can do everything from reducing back pain to increasing the quality of life for people with depression, [Read More]
10 Benefits of Massage Therapy
There was a time when a gift certificate for a massage was the fool-proof Mother’s Day gift. “Spa day” usually included a facial and pedicure, and was the ultimate expression of luxury and pampering. Nowadays, massage therapy is recognized more for its health and wellness benefits than a luxurious hour-long get-away (although it does that, too). Here are ten benefits of massage therapy that will make you want to include it in your health and wellness routine. It relieves pain and [Read More]