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Integrative Health Care

Our body’s energetic system is a self-regulating network of subtle forces that are the basis of our health and vitality. This energy has a measurable vibration. When its frequency is optimal we are at ease in our bodies and lives, but when it is stagnant there is dis-harmony and dis-ease.

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Why it Matters

According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

Currently health care in the United States is going through a paradigm shift from a biomedical model to a biopsychosocial model which views the patient as a whole, and takes into consideration all facets of  a person's health in a non-stigmatizing context that includes the patient's preferences and culture.

Integrative care is at the core of this paradigm shift to the biopsychosocial model. Over the last five to ten years, the American public has become aware of the importance of health improvement and disease prevention.

A growing body of evidence supports the value of massage therapy as effective integrated health care for a range of health conditions. Massage therapy has been shown to be effective in regards to chronic pain, behavioral health, rehabilitation, and acute medical treatment. 

According to the American Psychological Association:

43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. 75-90% of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death – heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.

Massage has been shown to decrease stress and thus increase wellness and should be included in everyone’s health management plan.