Honoring all who served

Veteran’s Day is a special holiday for my family and I. My family has volunteered and served in the U.S. Armed Forces almost a 100 years!

Sending gratitude for all who worn the uniform of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard! I’ve had the honor to work with many veterans, initially as a nursing student/aide at the Cleveland VA Hospital and then later throughout my career as RN and LMT

I recognize that our veterans are often underserved in these areas of preventative health activities, mental health diagnosis and treatment , and relief from chronic health disorders caused by service in the military. In this recognition, I understand the need to provide care and treatment across the spectrum of healthcare and support. While massage therapy is often considered an ‘alternative’ treatment, there has been mounting evidence via emerging research into the area of massage clinical outcomes. American Massage Therapy Association(AMTA), psychological, medical and nursing professional groups support the benefit of healthy touch and therapeutic manipulation for this population.

PTSD “Some research estimates that between 5 and 20% who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD. This condition comes with both physical and psychological symptoms and can include: increased rates of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal issues, increased feeling of detachment and isolation, insomnia to name a few. One small pilot study found massage significantly reduced headache, anxiety and pain interference. Massage was found to a postive addition to veteran health care in a June study”

If you are a veteran or knows someone who can benefit from massage and therapeutic bodywork, Inthera Massotherapy LLC is here to help provide community support to our valuable military service personnel.


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