Finally – the benefits of massage therapy for back pain relief is recognized publicly! Recent research that has been made public on the treatment of back pain has listed massage therapy as one of the most important and effective options for treatment However, it was very obvious in the description of the therapy that the techniques applied were not Swedish or your typical relaxation massage, but very precise therapeutic protocols.
Today there is a great deal of attention in the media and in athletics in general focusing on concussions. Many athletes are sustaining multiple concussions and are consequently losing major parts of their seasons as well as having major challenges in their lives while recovering. Unfortunately, for many this recovery is incomplete resulting in a loss of focus and concentration, which is often followed in later years with major loss of mental function.
It is interesting to note that almost any knee that has had even minor injuries will have deposits in the knee joint or other conditions which can be very successfully treated without surgery. Massage therapists who do advanced structural work are usually well trained to observe and treat the imbalances in the knee joint in relation to the whole leg and body structure, as well as the muscular conditions that cause the painful symptoms.
Case Study: Jack, a 73-year old, was referred for treatment. His intake and health history form showed that he was facing some serious problems. He wanted to enjoy his retirement, to be able to travel, and to enjoy doing things with his wife. I’ve included a list of Jack’s health challenges and the medical interventions that he has endured in his lifetime. We will then look at all of these conditions with a different perspective that could have changed the whole course of his life.