Do you need a Doctors or a Therapist?
Over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in people opting for therapeutic remedies to their ailments. This is not by chance! It is because time and time again, people are realizing that what they need may not be another tablet to ease their pain or to get them to better health.
Ever been to the doctor and their first response is ‘take these pills’ or ‘ take these blood thinners’ or they automatically recommend something that actually just puts more money in their pocket? Because you are right back at their office in 2 weeks with no real pain relief.
HERE IS SOMETHING THAT MIGHT SHOCK YOU
“There is more than one way to skin a cat”
As much as doctors have their place and are DEFINITELY important in saving lives, sometimes you might need a massage therapist, a physical therapist or even a natural person-ist (naturopathic doctor) to provide alternative options to prolong life and not take away from it.
Instead of taking all the usual recommended medications like
pain killers for muscle pain or
steroids injection for your knee that keeps rubbing or
tablets for high blood pressure or
even blood thinners for better blood flow,
Seek an opinion from a wellness and health professional who can advise on alternative treatments including massage, so you can build muscles around your joints and increase your overall strength. According to WebMD, ‘Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. … In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.’
I went to my client last week and he mentioned he was experiencing feelings of anxiety and decided to visit a doctor (natural response right). During his visit, the doctor prescribed pills to ease his anxiety. My client took the medication as prescribed but the side effects included feelings of tiredness and weakness, so he stopped taking the pills after 5 days. He felt his body was experiencing withdrawals (his words not mine) and he felt shaky when trying to walk. He felt that despite these side effects, maybe he should continue the medication because it helped him periodically.
Now I’m not saying massage is the answer for this particular situation but you should seriously consider other more holistic healing methods before putting your body through the trauma of medication. Cancer Research UK cites that ‘Many complementary therapies concentrate on relaxation and reducing stress. They might help to calm your emotions, relieve anxiety, and increase your general sense of health and well being. Many doctors, cancer nurses and researchers are interested in the idea that positive emotions can improve your health.’
Massage is known to calm and relax the mind, help with anxiety, stress and even remove toxins from the body. A therapeutic massage is a great alternative method of treatment for many of the ailments that you usually run to the doctor for. The next time you or your loved one feels any pain or discomfort, give us a call and let’s see if a therapeutic treatment is the alternative answer to your ailment.
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