Best Massage Therapy for Military Veterans
Massage therapy for Military Veterans at our Therapeutic Massage and Spa by “D” Heart location accepting Veterans with a referral from your Veteran Affairs (VA) Primary Care Provider.
We are a trusted, licensed, and approved community care provider accepting TriWest and HMAA insurance. We are thankful for all our military does for us and are proud to share massage therapy with those who need it most.
We look forward to helping our service members and Veterans reach their optimal health and wellness goals.
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Massage therapy treatments benefit Veterans, especially in stress relief. With medically prescribed massage therapy, they experience comfort from muscle and joint pain, stiffness, mobility limitations, and other conditions without drugs or side effects. Massage does wonders for the mind, body, and soul.
Military Veterans face various health concerns upon returning from service, from chronic pain related to physical injuries to emotional and psychological issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As massage therapists, we are in an excellent position to help Veterans take control of their health and wellness.
While massage therapy helps people from all walks of life, Military Veterans undoubtedly benefit from the calming effects of massage. After working hard to serve the country, our Veterans deserve pampering, too. It is one of the most effective and preferred methods in their well-being.
The health benefits of massage are well known for both physical and psychological symptoms, so it is no surprise that military veterans are capitalizing on these benefits.
- Reduces Anxiety and Irritability.
- Improves Depression and PTSD
- Lowers the rates of musculoskeletal or cardiovascular problems
- Reduces Flashbacks and nightmares
- It decreases feelings of detachment and isolation
- Improves Irritability and difficulty falling asleep
- Improves guilt and shame
- Reduces Intrusive thoughts
Regular massage therapy lowers tension, stress, and irritability levels in the long term. Studies show that 88% of Veterans reported that massage therapy benefits their overall health and wellness. Therefore, the next logical step is that we want to offer massage therapy services to Military Veterans in our community.
Chronic pain: Massage therapy treatments help stimulate blood flow to parts of the body experiencing pain, which helps promote the release of natural painkillers; since massage therapy results in relaxation, overall chronic pain conditions can be managed with treatments.
Depression: When a Veteran is experiencing elevated levels of depression, massage therapy can help alleviate the physical symptoms, such as back pain, body aches, sluggishness, and even more.
Anxiety: Swedish massage therapy treatment successfully reduces the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Veterans often experience complicated symptoms of Anxiety linked to PTSD and homelessness, which can increase the risk of suicide. A regular massage therapy treatment plan helps mediate these symptoms.
Insomnia: is a common issue among the general population, but it is an even more significant problem for Veterans. A study showed that more than half of the veterans have significantly higher levels of insomnia. Regular massage therapy treatments improve sleep for military veterans, especially those suffering from lower back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, pain, and other health conditions.
Massage therapy helps stretch muscles, increase flexibility, and improve posture so that they stay in shape. When using sports massage, we will focus on helping your muscles recover and preparing them for strenuous use to avoid aches and stiffness before they happen.
For veterans, transitioning back to civilian life is challenging, especially after injuries, aches, and pains sustained in action. Massage helps break down adhesions and scar tissue caused by injuries, wounds, and physical exertion to reduce recovery time.
Massage also improves lymphatic circulation, which helps flush out toxins that might have been built up when exposed to chemicals, fumes, and toxins while serving.
Military service takes a heavy mental toll on our service men and women, especially after deployment overseas. Few people know how prevalent mental health conditions can be, such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), among active duty military and veterans.
According to studies, 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition, and the rates of depression are five times higher in active duty military and veterans than in civilians.
Massage therapy helps to reduce symptoms of depression, Anxiety, and other mental health conditions by decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels while encouraging the production of critical neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin.