When You Think of Massage Therapy
When you think of Massage Therapy, does it feel like an expensive luxury reserved for those who have more money than you? Do you picture all day spa packages with way too many candles and flowers? I wouldn’t blame you if you did. I’d like to show you who are getting massages and why.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), last year, 56.7 million Americans received at least one massage during that year. More than half of those polled said they received their massages for MEDICAL or HEALTH reasons such as pain management, soreness, stiffness, muscle spasms, injury rehab or stress/anxiety management. Only 22% went to a spa. Having been a Medical Massage Therapist in a Raleigh area spa for many years, I can confirm that many people seeking massages at spas do so for medical reasons. The remainders of these massages were given in other health professional offices.
Who are the people in Raleigh that are getting a massage? Here’s what most have in common. They are overextended caretakers. Heads of households. Mothers, fathers, and grandparents, with too much on their plates. They “don’t have time to be sick or in pain,” so they make time for Massage Therapy. And if I do my job right, I ease their burdens to be able to meet all of their demands in their life with the passion, strength, and grace I know they possess!
I’ve been a Massage Therapist in the Raleigh area for 15 years and my practice has always been focused on pain management, injury rehabilitation and wellness for the mind, body, and soul. I treat many different conditions, here are just a few of the things I’ve worked with over the years… stress headaches, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia (chronic pain disorders), injury rehab, fitness/program training, insomnia, and so much more.
I offer flexible hours in the evenings and weekends to accommodate my clients’ schedules.