“It’s proven – massage provides tremendous therapeutic benefits. Scientific research shows that massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles and improves range of motion. Massage compliments traditional healthcare by soothing a number of ailments, such as stress, arthritis, back pain and headaches.” — AMTA
Massage has been practiced in many cultures for thousands of years. In the United States, massage therapy first became popular and was promoted for a variety of health purposes starting in the mid 1800’s. People use massage for a wide variety of health related intents. The long term outcomes may range from better quality of sleep, better immunity and health, to a more positive body image, enhanced concentration, less chronic muscle tension and less chronic pain.
A program of regular massage will put you in touch with your body, teaching you to monitor the signals to know how and when to care for yourself, to avoid damaging stress and to gain control of your sense of well-being.
What are the Benefits of Massage?
- Boosts the immune system
- Enhances sleep and digestion
- Positive impact by virtue of human touch
- Improves circulation
- Increases energy
- Helps to detoxify the body
- Brings awareness to a sense of well-being
- Calms the nervous system
- Relieves muscle tension
- Helps to maintain flexibility and range of motion
What Types of Massage Are Offered?
There are many types of massage — most involve manipulating the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. At Quakertown Wellness, we customize a massage session based on our client’s individual needs.
How Often Should I Have a Massage?
The appropriate frequency, duration and number of massage sessions for each client will depend on a variety of issues. If you have chronic pain, then once a week may improve your quality of life. During stressful periods, many people choose to have them more often. We work with each of our clients to provide a plan that meets your personal needs and goals.
Is Massage Always Appropriate?
There are certain conditions for which massage is not appropriate. Always update your therapist of medical conditions, even minor ones so that we can together decide on the best course of action. If a medical condition exists, let your primary health care practitioner know you are receiving massage. Communication is essential for achieving the best results.
Will Insurance Cover Massage?
At present, some health insurance plans cover massage therapy. The good news is that the concept of health care is changing due to consumer demand, allowing complementary and alternative approaches to be covered more and more. Check your policy for current coverage and monitor it for changes. We will be happy to provide appropriate forms for insurance.
The Quakertown Wellness Massage Therapists are Bonnie Schuyler, Kim Blanch, and Karyn Jennings.