Good work speaks for itself. Michelle, licensed massage therapist, sees the effects of good and bad massage therapy in her offices every day and can attest to the difference between the two mediums. Her clients freely express their feelings about the positive results after each session with Michelle.
Such a mantra is part of the “Strong Hands™” difference. The health care professional’s cheerful offices located throughout the tri-state area are home to a variety of specialists, including chiropractors and physical therapists.
Michelle takes the time to make sure clients understand every procedure performed. When it comes to devising therapy sessions, a treatment plan is created in a way that is best for the client, taking into account their physical, emotional and financial resources. A treatment plan is structured in phases to accommodate a comfortable schedule for each and every patient.
According to Michelle, the Strong Hands™ method stresses good communication as an essential component in clients trusting their therapist and feeling comfortable on the specialist’s table. “There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits all approach” says Michelle. “We always take time to ascertain a client’s needs and goals while answering any questions regarding the given procedures. For client’s receiving rehabilitative treatment for accidents or sports-related injuries, the Strong Hands™ system works to set agendas and to give an understanding on the results and techniques of each given procedure. In doing so, clients can choose their path and follow the road to recovery.”
Michelle urges regular massage therapy. Her records show that clients who followed this advice over the years, spent less time and money on physical, emotional and mental problems. “It was the clients who came in irregularly or every few months that needed the most care in comparison to their counterpart” Says Michelle.
Furthermore, research has shown a correlation between
emotional/physical well-being and overall good health. “Depression, anxiety, and
high blood pressure are not readily apparent, but could be developing behind
the scenes” she says. “We are also very vigilant in screening for regressive
conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis and misalignment of tendons, joints
and ligaments. You have very little to lose and everything to gain by just
coming in for an exam.”
There is no question that nearly everyone can benefit from
massage therapy, but there is some confusion about how often one should seek
treatment. Michelle’s bottom-line answer to this question is “once a month as a
minimum for people under light to moderate stress. This would also include
people who are sedentary or who exercise only occasionally.”
The integration of her Massage Therapy License, her Martial Arts Background, and boot-camp training provide Michelle with a background of all individual experiences. Such a history provides her the knowledge to use such expertise in treating each unique patient type.
Certified: License Holistic Nutritionist, Healer, Personal Trainer, 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Massage Therapist -