for Relaxation Stress Reduction New, Recurring or Chronic Pain Rehab following Injury or Surgery
It's happening to most of us.
The 2012 National Health Interview Survey found that 54.5% of adults surveyed report musculoskeletal pain. Pain is the most common reason Americans use the health care system, and chronic pain is the most common cause of long term disability.
According to the 2015 American Massage Therapy Association Consumer Survey 52% of people seeking massage do so for pain management, injury rehabilitation, or physical healthcare. 33% get massage for stress relief.
Our new aches or pains are often related to postures or activities that can't be avoided like working at our desks, carrying our children, driving in traffic, and sleeping. Ergonomic changes are helpful, but any posture that's held or activity that's repeated regularly, even the posture at a new ergonomic desk, can affect range of motion and produce pain. When range of motion is limited the risk of injury during sports, dancing and even chores and yoga increases. We can't avoid the postures. We shouldn't avoid an active lifestyle.
Massage therapy can reduce symptoms and prevent aches and pains from becoming chronic.
I had rotator cuff tendinitis. It was very painful and limited my range of motion. My doctor prescribed physical therapy but it was a slow and painful process. Then I started clinical massage with Celia. She is very knowledgeable about my condition and explains which muscle group she is going to work on. The result was almost instant as she carefully identified and separated each layer of my shoulder muscles which were all tangled up.
— Miok, Registered Nurse
Prior to seeing Celia, I had poor posture which caused pain and discomfort. Celia has really helped my stiff neck, shoulders and back. Her treatments are never painful and have little to no soreness following. I feel more comfortable when sitting at my desk. In addition, I have noticed a change in my posture - not to mention my general physician and family noticing.
— Nora, Senior Campaign Manager
Celia worked on my wrist and elbow after a bicycle accident. After a very detailed discussion and creating a treatment plan, she set to working on my wrist. In a matter of five visits, I was back to normal, with full pain-free functioning in my wrist and elbow. I was astounded at how quickly and thoroughly the wrist and elbow healed! She does truly, truly wonderful work.
— Patti, Professor of English
It seems that most people I work with have back problems. We all have too much heavy gear and not enough time to take care of the problems as they come up. I tell everyone I know to go see Celia. I can't say enough good things about her treatment. She has not only treated my pain, but also taught me how to help relieve the pain on my own and prevent it from reoccurring without using medications. I consider Celia to be a crucial part of my healthcare.
— Jason, Photographer & Musician
I’ve been going to Celia for several years and consider her to play a vital role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Celia really understands the body and how to resolve aches, pains and injuries. I can't tell you how many times she has "put me back together." She has helped me with stress related tension, a knee injury, a golf injury, a pregnancy and regular wear and tear on my body. Celia truly and genuinely cares about helping her patients feel their best! I don’t know what I would do without her!
— Deanna, Instructional Science
I was fortunate to find Celia through my primary physician. After several visits I find that we are working through much of my joint pain as well as addressing my headache and sinus discomfort. Celia has a wonderful way of creating a relaxing environment while she is treating the ailment and is very open to answering questions.
Since graduating from the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy in 2002, I’ve focused on learning what contributes to the most common pain complaints, methods for reducing pain and improving movement, and the research supporting both. I’ve provided therapy in environments including spas, hospitals, sporting events, dance schools and community health clinics. I’ve taught in entry level massage therapy schools and provide continuing education to licensed therapists. I am committed to learning, teaching, and promoting the benefits of massage therapy for health care. I look forward to sharing what I've learned with you, and to learning more from you. Read more
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