Have you hurt yourself, visited your physician, even gotten X-rays or an MRI but there's no visible explanation for your pain ?
Chronic pain statistics show that three million U.S. adults suffer from daily pain and of those in pain, 27% suffer from lower back pain, 15% from severe headache or migraine pain, and 15% from neck pain.
I have found, in my experience, that the medical field is failing the public when it comes to addressing soft tissue injuries. It seems too simple of a concept that muscle or connective tissue can cause depilating headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, or other issues. It CAN and it DOES!!
Chronic pain or injuries usually lead an individual to make an appointment with their Primary Care Physician. A muscle relaxer or cortisone injection may be prescribed, and their issue is considered "fixed." That may not be the case; also muscle relaxers and cortisone injections only mask the problem, they do not treat the cause of the injury. More than likely the pain comes back after a period of time.
Most of our clients find us looking for relief after all other doctor-recommended treatments have failed.
Whether it's drugs, i.e. painkillers, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy(PT), and even surgery. While all these methods are valid and have their place, most people fail to realize how powerful and healing touch can be and the therapeutic value of touch.
Massage is more than the relaxation portrayed on commercials for Massage Envy and the other mainstream massage chains.
Relaxation massage has its place and is extremely beneficial for many conditions other than stress relief. But there are other types of massage that are very powerful and have the potential to do so much more.
I have been practicing massage & bodywork for over 27 years, and it still amazes me when people ask me if massage or Rolfing can help with headaches, rotator cuff injuries, back pain, or hip pain. I was a PT aid for a few years right after I graduated from massage school. I worked with workers comp and accident patients teaching them exercises, stretches but also working on them for 15 min with hands-on therapy: trigger point, Deep Tissue, and ultrasound.
Most of the time patients made 100% recovery with 2-3 time per week visits for a 6-8 week treatment period. If they hadn't reached 100% improvement within that period, then the Physical Therapist and Neurologist would consult and either prescribe another round of PT or injections as the next stage of treatment.
Here at Bull City Soles, we have an excellent staff with a broad range of experience and gifts. Each therapist is unique and has a different way of interacting with clients. We all have a commitment to providing exceptional bodywork for health, wellness, and pain relief; whether the technique is Deep Tissue, Barefoot Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Cupping, or a combination of any of the above. We use a variety of techniques based on the client's desires and needs. And unlike drugs, there are no side effects!
Massage and bodywork is a great place to start BEFORE considering drugs and surgery.
It's an excellent complement to Chiropractic, PT, and Acupuncture and can give you much better results when combined with these alternative treatments. Always consult with your doctor first. Here's a testimonial from one of our clients on how Rolfing has helped her.
"Cannot say enough good things about Julie. After a few sessions of Rolfing, I quit refilling my Imitrex migraine medication. It has now been 3 years, and I am still headache free!!! Thank you!" Cathy