Thursday, August 5, 2010

I know it's been awhile since my last post, I'm still trying to figure this blogging stuff out. I would like to share some information on massage therapy and back pain. According to a study done in 2003 and published in the Annal of Internal Medicine, massage is a proven and cost effective treatment for back pain. Through controlled trials evaluating acupuncture, massage therapy and spinal adjustments, researchers concluded massage therapy was the only one to demonstrate a positive effect on back pain at the end of a 10 week treatment period and at the end of one year following treatment.

The best way to prevent back pain is:
1) Take frequent chair breaks
Our bodies were not designed to sit for five or more hours at a time. Taking a break every 20 to 30 minutes gives muscles a chance to release and relax.
2) Always , always, always lift correctly
first stretch your back and legs, begin close to the object, stand with your feet apart one foot slightly in front of the other for greater stability, bend your knees and squat, lift straight up without twisting/ bending torso, bring object close to body.
3) Quit Smoking
Nicotine blocks the transport of oxygen and important nutrients to the spine's discs.
4) Exercise you mid section (try yoga, pilates and swimming)
the health of the back depends on muscular endurance of the body's core muscles.
If you have any questions about the above please be sure to contact me!!
Now go out there and have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thanks and Let's chat

Okay, here we go! First I want to thank my super client, Kyle, for setting this up for me!! Thank You Kyle!! This would not be possible without your kindness. Second I want to let you all know I am very computer illiterate so please bear with me.

I will try to post something every week. This week I would like to touch on the subject of" chatting during your massage therapy session." I have quite a few clients who like to talk during their session. That is perfectly fine!! One client said he prefers to talk because he fears he may fall asleep during the session and will miss the experience. Another says she likes to talk about stuff that bothers her because it's therapeutic to get stuff off her chest and I'm not judgmental. So for all you out there that feel talking is weird during a massage I just want to let you know, either way, it is your dollar and your time, talk or not, your therapist should follow your lead.

If anyone has a question about massage therapy please don't hesitate to ask!!

Well that is all for now. Let me know if you have any topics for discussion at Kathy@tippcitymedicalmassage.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome!

Tipp City Medical Massage offers several modalities of massage therapy. Each session is customized to the specific needs of the client. From pregnancies to geriatrics, our therapists will help you maintain a balanced body by utilizing your own body's natural ability to heal itself.

Our massage therapists are licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board and are members of the American Massage Council. We are certified providers of the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation and are available to treat injured workers under the Health Partnership Program of the Ohio BWC.

We accept auto accident cases and are affiliated with several health insurance carriers that are offering discounts on massage therapy through their affinity programs. Massage therapy is also covered by many Health Savings or Flex Spending Accounts. Check with your plan or ask our therapists for more information.