A Note From Theresa
Have you been told you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Arthritis? A Herniated Disc? Chronic Constipation? Chronic Headaches? Sciatica? Pain with an unidentified cause? Considering surgery?...or perhaps being pushed toward surgery by your doctor? Have you explored massage therapy as an option, or tried massage therapy and had no success? Do you have a condition you think is completely unrelated to massage therapy? Think again!
Massage Therapy is no longer a luxury. Our hectic lifestyles and unrelenting workload make it a necessity. However, it is so much more than just a way to relax; so much more than just rubbing the place that hurts; so much more than just working out a tight muscle. Massage therapy has the ability to affect nearly every single system in the human body, and should NEVER be approached as a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. In the hands of a skilled therapist, it is a powerful remedy for a myriad of different conditions, but is often overlooked as a treatment.
Very few general practitioners and specialists will even mention massage therapy as a form of treatment unless specifically asked. As a result, countless patients with conditions that seem untreatable with anything other than pharmaceuticals and surgery are missing out on the healing achieved through medical massage therapy. Massage therapy is an enormous resource in the very basic of forms. However, when coupled with a functional medicine perspective, medical massage is a largely untapped resource.
If you are struggling with any of the issues mentioned above, or are simply seeking some answers, consider seeing a therapist who will approach your massage therapy treatment from a functional medicine standpoint. Not only looking at the area of complaint, but by analyzing all other factors contributing to it, including the feedback from internal body systems. This approach allows me to treat the individual, not just the disease. I hope that if given the privilege of treating you, I can help open the door to this type of healing, and massage therapy will become for you a forethought rather than an afterthought.
Wishing you health always,
Theresa Koch, L.M.T.