Brandy Tinsley - certified massage therapist, ABMP member.
A 2014 graduate of Daniels Institute of Massage and Healing Arts School.
Sometimes western medicine does not always provide the best solutions for all health issues. Sometimes treatment plans lean more towards treating a symptom rather than bringing the body back to a balanced state. However, eastern medicine believes treating the whole person including mind, body, spirit will bring the body back into its natural balanced state. The combination of modern technology and science of western medicine along with the eastern philosophy of treating the whole person to bring them back into a balanced state is proving to be extremely beneficial for patients. This could explain why more people are seeking alternatives means to their existing treatment plans.
A little of my background came from being an E911 dispatcher for 20 years. During this time, I noticed a substantial amount of young people living with one or more chronic illnesses. This group not only includes people in their 50's and 60's who should still be able to enjoy an active quality of life, but even more so younger people in their 20's and 30's living with chronic conditions. I also noticed an alarming rate of pain pill prescriptions and dependencies. There are times prescription medication cannot be avoided. Some medications are beneficial and necessary if used responsibly. However, some medications have side effects which can be as bad or worse as the problem being treated. It is my personal belief that with proper nutrition, active lifestyle, and self care. We are capable of improving our health and having a quality of life. If you had two options, which sounds cheaper; self care along with proactive measures or extensive medical bills? The importance of a proactive self care program is one I cannot stress enough instead of being reactive after the damage is already done. Self care is a basic need and massage can be a very beneficial part of that self care, so its like an investment in yourself!
If none of this has convinced you yet, please check out the list of benefits of massage in the other part of my website. Our hectic lifestyles wear on us as much mentally as it does physically. We are a society under constant demands between family, work, deadlines, rushed schedules, social demands, etc. So much so, that we end up with very little time for ourselves or even realizing we are neglecting our health until it's too late. Most people consider a massage a luxury item for special occasions, or wait until the pain is almost unbearable when actually we should consider it as beneficial as going to the gym or a proper diet. Think of it as a maintenance program for your body before damage is done. I always tell my clients, "massage isn't just a treat, it's a treatment". If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won't have to feel it when it screams.
This is why I love what I do. I get to see the difference my therapy work makes in their lives. When my clients express their appreciation because they haven't had a migraine in two weeks after suffering from several a week for months. Also, when someone says they finally feel relief in their shoulder/back/hip which has been an issue for them for a long time; or gratitude from a client who has been struggling with insomnia and they finally have a decent night's sleep. If you have any questions on how massage can help you, feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you!