Well, at least the doctor should have ordered “it”. What is the “it” I’m referring to… massage. You see massage has been around since the beginning of time, when was that, depends on who you ask. If you follow generations in the bible, it could be approximately 5700 years, if you ask Steven Hawking he says the universe is 20 billion years old and the first remains of the earliest man is 2.8 million years old. It doesn’t really matter, massage was used the first time man jumped up with a eureka moment and hit his head on the cave wall and rubbed it and the pain went away. Massage therapy was born. You know doctors typically won’t suggest stuff that didn’t come out of their medical textbooks, because, well it can’t be explained on paper. Our modern medicine probably at its infant stages began early 19th century, that’s a little over 200 years. Traditional Chinese medicine is over 2000 years old. Why would modern medicine discount everything the Chinese had done for 2000 years and start over from scratch? I bring up Chinese medicine because they understand the importance of releasing negative energies from the body and restoring homeostasis. Massage is one way of doing that. The benefits of massage are many,
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
just to name a few.
Doctors are fully aware of the benefits of massage. In fact, over 75% of our healthcare workers use some type of complimentary care, one being massage. Some reasons doctors will not prescribe massage are, the norm is to prescribe pills because the insurance and pharmaceutical companies need to continue their income streams. Another reason could be, the partners in the same practice are not prescribing massage. These reasons are all supported by medical board regulations. It is time for your doctor to prescribe for you what is working for them.
So, next time something ails you, go get a massage, in fact, I’ll order it for you!