“I’m tired of taking drugs. This is what I like about your work. It takes care of the pain without destroying my liver.”
That is what a patient said to me this week. And I have to agree with her 100%. I’ll be the first to admit, I take the meds when I need too. But if the muscle aches continue more than a day or two, I pick up the phone and get in touch with my massage therapist. Why?
Because rather than masking the pain, the massage therapy actually does something about the source of the pain. That is what I call health care. Massage and bodywork are not a band aid, it actually makes changes towards a result … a pain free life.