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1172 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231, USA

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Case Studies

Objectives

To show the effects of massage on chronic pain in foot/ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, feet or wrist, different diagnoses of meniscus problems, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff issues, hip problems, carpal tunnel, plantar fascitis. Educate the community on the benefits of massage therapy, change the way massage therapy, change its misconceptions, and its to show the effects of massage therapy just after one massage session.

Tia M, 28

 Abstract

Low-back pain is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern society. It is experienced by 70% to 80% of adults at some time in their lives. Massage therapy has the potential to minimize pain and speed return to normal function. The vast majority of low back pain is mechanical in nature. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months.

Results (client's experience)

I came to Garden Wellness with lots of pain in my back and left ankle. I had surgery on my ankle in 2015 and I haven’t had much relief until I came in. I didn’t realize how much massage could help with my pain. This was my first massage and I will definitely be a repeat customer! Andrea’s hands left me feeling relaxed and aligned. She even gave me a run down of some of my problem areas afterwards.  I highly recommend Andrea’s services to anyone looking to relax and help with their everyday pain. 

Conclusion

Massage therapy is a promising treatment for chronic low-back pain for patients who may have multiple pathologies, any one of which could be responsible for the condition. Further study is encouraged to determine the efficacy of massage therapy as a readily accessible, lower-cost alternative to more invasive therapies and as an adjunct to regular medical care, when appropriate. Massage therapy can provide substantial healing and pain relief for people suffering from low back pain caused by muscle tension and strain, if the correct muscles are targeted.

Latia G, 28

 ​Abstract

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and has been estimated to affect about two million people in the US, resulting in more than one million visits to both primary care physicians and foot specialists. 1,2 Plantar fasciitis affects both sedentary and athletic people and is thought to result from chronic overload either from lifestyle or exercise.2 Current literature suggests that plantar fasciitis is more correctly termed fasciosis because of the chronicity of the disease and the evidence of degeneration rather than inflammation.16 Treatment is often difficult because of the poorly understood mechanism by which the body heals chronic degeneration as opposed to acute inflammation. 

 

 

Results (client's experience)

I suffer from plantar fasciitis and shin splints, I was experiencing extreme pain in my shins and calf muscles. Pain would be extremely worse at night. The pain in my feet would start at the ball of the foot and travel to the heel and up the back of my leg.since my massage the pain has been much better no pain meds since and my feet and ankles have not swollen. I have even returned to exercising.

Conclusion

This treatment plan was highly successful indicating that massage therapy is beneficial in treating clients with chronic plantar fasciitis. This treatment plan combined traditional massage therapy techniques with myofascial release techniques.