Amputees

A special welcome to you!

I wanted to talk to you about my experience and background with limb loss and limb difference.

In 2015, following an accident, my brother had to undergo a left below knee amputation. In his recovery since I have come to understand both the immediate and long term issues that anyone with limb difference has to deal with.

From greater risk of  RSI's (repetitive stress injury) and arthritis; to the compensation strategies and associated body and muscle pain that take place; to the phantom pain/sensation along with the emotional and mental trauma and subsequent adjustment that immediately happens following such a massive decision, there is a lot that you have to deal with. I would like to help you in your journey dealing all of this and in returning to life and the the activities that you love, and doing that with as little pain as possible. 

What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is used to prevent and treat physical dysfunction and pain through applying various manual techniques   to the soft tissues of the body (muscles, connective tissue) and joints. It is recognized as a noninvasive therapy, which, when applied by a trained licensed massage therapist, can have a number of highly beneficial effects.

What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is supported by research to have a number of interrelated physical and psychological benefits, many of which are frequently indicated as rehabilitation goals. These benefits include:


• Reduced swelling

• Increased circulation

• Less muscle stiffness

• Reduced scar tissue tightness

• Reduced spasms

• Increased muscle length

• Less pain

• Decreased anxiety and stress

• Longer sleep

• Increased relaxation

 

If you would like more detail about how massage can help you, feel free to contact me or click on the link below.