A Case Study of Massage and Neurological Results
This month, I’d like to share a Case Study with you—
I have a client, we’ll call her Jane for today’s purposes. Jane came to me with a history of having a brain tumor removed about 1 year prior. She was in distress when she came to me as she was having daily migraines and seizures, secondary to the trauma of this surgical procedure. She was also experiencing stress as a result of life changes. Jane had to take a medical leave from graduate school due to these secondary conditions and was unable to hold a job for the same reason.
Results after massage…
We have followed a schedule of 30 minute sessions, every week, for about 6 weeks now. The difference is remarkable. Jane has been migraine AND seizure free for 4 weeks. She now has a P/T job and is making plans to return to graduate school. We still have continued care to do, and it will most likely be best for these 30 minute, weekly sessions to continue for a few more months, gradually decreasing the frequency, but the progress is clear.
Massage is a powerful form of care to re-establish the body’s natural homeostasis—the balance and interplay between our neurological, endocrine, circulatory, and lymphatic systems (actually all of our systems, but these 4 are key in this situation). It stimulates the body to heal itself, the way nature intended.
I’m finding that 30 minute sessions performed more frequently yield some great results in situations where is appears our body & mind are rebelling a bit and conditions are starting to invite other conditions.