Medical Massage: A Necessity, Not a Luxury
Let’s face it, we don’t have the time to be unhealthy.
We all have a lot on our plates – caring for kids, homes, pets, spouses, & possibly parents – all while managing career aspirations and self-care. We have to be efficient, organized, and “on” at all times. It’s really hard in this day and age, especially when Instagram makes it seem like everyone else juggling it all is perfect – in shape, perfectly manicured, waxed and threaded, botoxed, … and with beautiful kids, hot husbands, spotless & stylish homes, daily homemade 6 course farm fresh, organic, gluten free, vegan meals and pets that are born house trained! It seems like everyone is so zen and has their you-know-what together #ALLTHEFREAKINGTIME
Let’s be honest, health & wellness should get married and have babies so we can all have massages and not be considered gluttonous!
Most people consider massage a luxury, not a health or medical necessity. We at High Quality Home Therapy beg to differ.
Managing your muscle tension, stress and overall sense of health and wellness isn’t really any different than taking care of your:
- teeth by brushing daily and getting regular dental cleanings
- strength and conditioning by exercising
- mental health by working with a psychologist
- migraines by seeing a headache specialist medical doctor
- back by working on core exercises and posture with a physical therapist
- stuttering by working with a speech therapist on fluency
Receiving medical massages on a consistent basis, just like regularly practicing mindfulness, can be the best thing for your health.
According to science, massage lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels and raises serotonin levels. This translates to really positive health effects. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for stress, so lower cortisol means less stress. Serotonin is responsible for regulating mood, appetite, memory and cognition. Increased serotonin means improved functioning and wellness. Medical massage might be the biggest kept secret of those perfect Insta-famous moms! Instead it can be yours!
Insurance might cover your massages!
Yes, you read that correctly! I’m sure you were sold on medical massage from the title of this blog, but did you know that some insurance plans cover medical massage? If you are interested in finding out if your insurance plan might cover massages, we can help.
High Quality Home Therapy is a private therapy company that offers medical massage therapy as well as physical, occupational, speech and psychological therapies, nutritional counseling, personal training and social work to people of all ages in the privacy and comfort of homes and in our spa-like medical office in Stamford, CT located in the same office as New England Institute for Neurology & Headache.
What’s the difference between medical massage & regular massage?
Excellent question! While there are similarities between the two, there are many differences.
- No tipping with medical massage therapy
- Nothing sold to you during a medical massage session
- Goal of medical massage is overall health and wellness
- Medical massage therapy focuses on achieving optimal functioning
- Increased experience and trainings with medical massage therapists
- Medical massage therapists work on a team with health care providers
Now that you’re a believer…
Any therapy, including massage therapy, is only as good as the therapist you choose so choose wisely. Make sure your massage therapist is licensed. Ask about various types of massages to select the best for you. And don’t be shy – your medical massage is about you so be sure to let your practitioner know of any areas to focus on or steer clear from and exactly how much pressure you prefer.
Embrace massage as a medical necessity for your optimal health, wellness and functioning.
At High Quality Home Therapy we offer Ayurvedic, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Thai, and more and are currently growing our wellness division by incorporating CBD oil and monthly memberships. We can check your insurance to find out if you are eligible to begin your journey to health with our skilled medical massage therapists. We are happy to offer all Local Moms Network moms a $25 discount off their first medical massage with us. Just mention Local Moms Network when you call, (203) 212-4191 or email info@HQHTherapy.com.
(This post is written & sponsored by High Quality Home Therapy (HQHT). All photos c/o HQHT.)