The Danger of Not Treating Injuries Immediately
Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident don’t seek massage therapy because they feel like they can’t afford it. Unfortunately, however, sometimes just months later, they begin to develop issues because of the motor vehicle accident. Depending on the severity of the car accident and what was impacted, as well as their age and general physical condition, these symptoms range anywhere from mildly uncomfortable to severe. Some of these symptoms include pain, numb
The Difference Between Motor Vehicle Accident Massage and Regular Massage
Since I began doing massage for motor vehicle accident patients, many people have asked me what the difference is. It’s still massage, right? The answer, of course, is yes. But the difference between motor vehicle accident massage and regular massage lies within the treatment protocol followed, where the massage is performed on the body, technique, as well as the intake, outtake, and follow-up. Yes – both types of patients are receiving bodywork, there is usually some sort of
5 Steps for Receiving Massage in Oregon From Your Motor Vehicle Accident
If you’ve ever been in a car accident before, however “minor” it may have been, you understand the physical and mental toll it takes on your body. Even the smallest of auto accidents can have disastrous effects on the body, not only causing pain, but also taking quality time away from loved ones. And for many, prescription pills to manage pain symptoms cause internal issues as well as psychological. Massage therapy for your motor vehicle accident not only reduces muscular ten
What You Need to Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Massage and Your Auto Insurance
In Oregon, an individuals’ auto insurance policy is legally obligated to cover all vehicle occupants’ medical treatments after an accident. This is referred to as a Personal Injury Protection plan, PIP, and Oregon auto insurance policies will cover up to $15,000 of medical expenses and wage loss for up to one year following an accident. Insurance companies will try to get you to close the claim as soon as possible, but as soon as you do that you cannot have your auto insuranc
Why I Love Working with Motor Vehicle Accident Patients
Working with victims of car accidents is the most rewarding work that I have ever done. When a motor vehicle accident patient first walks in my door, they’re usually in the most pain that they’ve ever been in during their entire life thus far. Throughout their treatment, however, I get to see their demeanor change as their pain levels decrease, their pain-free range of motion increases, and they’re able to get back to regular activities of daily living. Throughout numerous tr
How to Heal Acute and Chronic Plantar Fasciitis...For GOOD!
If you’ve ever experienced plantar fasciitis, then you know just how excruciating and debilitating it can be. In 2014 I had just moved to Portland and shortly after, at the mere age of 26, I experienced my first bout of plantar fasciitis. I was working on transferring my massage therapy license from Colorado over to Oregon, so I was working as a front desk sales associate at a local spa, which meant that I was on my feet for 10 plus hours a day. By the end of the day, my f
How to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolution
The beginning of the year always starts off with so much ambition and motivation to be healthy. Unfortunately, after entering the second quarter it seems like everything begins to slack and the promises you made yourself on New Year’s Eve are out the door. If you know this to be true, do not fret! The year is not over yet and you still have plenty of time to get back on track this summer! Here are a few ways to help you make your fitness goals a permanent behavior. Stay Acti
Is Cupping & Gua Sha Right For You?
Ever since Michael Phelps had those big reddish-purple circular suction marks on his back, the popularity of cupping has increased dramatically. However, the understanding of what cupping and Gua Sha is, its uses, and contraindications are still not commonly known. Cupping Cupping has been around for thousands of years, dating back to Ancient China, Greek, and even Egypt, and is known by many different names all around the world. There is even historical data that supports
6 Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Although I've been practicing massage therapy for nearly 10 years now, it still astounds me to this day when clients do not want their face and scalp massaged, or when they say that other therapists have never massaged their face and scalp. Now, some people just don't like their face and scalp touched, but many would rather have the time spent elsewhere. But, in doing so, not only are you missing out on such a wonderful experience, you're also missing some pretty important
Massage Therapy & Pregnancy: Beneficial or Dangerous?
Pregnancy is a joyous time for the mother and family, but it can also be quite challenging, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Massage Therapy not only helps the soon-to-be mother with physical pain, but also emotionally by helping to regulate hormones such as cortisol, thereby reducing the stress on the baby. According to http://americanpregnancy.org/, "Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression,