Massage Therapy has been used since the dawn of time by our ancestors to relieve pain in their family members. It was first organized into a practice in Eastern medicine. Massage therapy was highly revered as a curative and preventative medical practice for thousands of years. There are still cultures in which the family groups massage one another for wellness. Today in the U.S., massage therapy is in general is seen as more of a luxury to be had once in a while. That is only a small part of the bigger picture of massage therapy. To enjoy the long-term preventative benefits of massage, for both emotional and physical well-being.
“By touching a body, we touch every event it has experienced. For a few brief moments we hold all of a client’s stories in our hands. We witness someone’s experience of their own flesh, through some of the most powerful means possible: the contact of our hands, the acceptance of the body without judgment, and the occasional listening ear. With these gestures we reach across the isolation of the human experience and hold another person’s legend. In massage therapy, we show up and ask, in so many ways, what it is like to be another human being. In doing so, we build a bridge that may heal us both.” –Tracy.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Now Recognized and Helped with Massage Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have been little-understood by the medical community for some time. It’s only recently that they are now recognized by the medical community as real and actual disorders. For years the medical community assumed it was all “in your head” or merely came from an underlying emotional disorder. The Spokane region has an abnormally high incident of these disorders and as I have family and friends affected, it has always been one of my focuses. Anyone suffering from either a diagnosed or undiagnosed case can tell you it’s a very real and debilitating condition. Living.