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How to pay for your massage/bodywork with FSA or HSA...

  At Whole Body Healing, I am now accepting HSA & FSA cards for payment... Here's a brief description of an HSA and FSA, as I understand them: HSA (Health Spending Account): A tax advantaged medical savings account for taxpayers in the US, who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan.  The money in your HSA can be used to help pay for many health related things.   FSA (Flexible Spending Account): This is usually established by an employer.  It's usually funded by a pre-tax payroll deduction, but employers can also contribute to it, or fund it entirely.  These don't always roll over, sometimes they must be used by the end of the year. How to use your HSA or FSA for massage/bodywork: Check with your HR department or Insurance carrier to be sure that massage is covered as part of your HSA or FSA. Visit your primary Dr. and let them know you are seeking massage and bodywork to help with your situation.  Communicate your specific symptoms with them.  Massage and bodywor
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Tips on buying a massage table

Dec. 17, 2020 On buying a massage table… The time has come in my career that I will no longer be carrying heavy equipment in and out of homes.  I’ve been working on this transition for awhile and do have an office that people can come to for sessions.  I had already stopped taking new, in-home clients but, remained with the clients I’ve had for many years.  (Thank you for your loyalty and support!) Since we are currently living in Covid times, it’s necessary to make efforts to decrease the possibility of spreading virus as much as we can.  This gave me the extra push to follow through with my plan of having all in-home clients purchase their own massage table.  (And thank you all for understanding.)  I can now put more energy and strength into actually giving you an amazing massage experience instead of feeling worn by the time we start your session. Providing guidance to my clients on buying on their own tables, led me to want to share this information with more people.  I believe thi
I’ve been asked what I think about a popular tool called the Fascia Blaster. Since I practice Myofascial Release people want to know how this tool relates to what I do.  This is a very complicated subject. My short answer is, please proceed with caution. While I have heard some people like the results they see from using the fascia blaster, I’ve also heard there are many who have injured themselves and some are even trying to sue the creator of the device. Blood clots are the most dangerous thing. Extreme detox sending folks to the ER, kidney trauma, worsening of cellulite when they stop using it, cellulite showing up in places they never touched with the blaster.  I’m happy to share what I’ve learned about these amazing bodies God created for us and so glad people are learning more about the fascial system, which has been ignored or misunderstood in healthcare for so long.   Fascia or connective tissue runs through the whole body like a three dimensional web. It surrounds blood vessel

Does your upper back hurt?

Does your upper back hurt? Feel tight in your shoulders? Have you ever wondered why? Take a minute to think about your positions throughout the day. Are you hunched over a computer? With your head forward? Are your arms forward for hours of driving the car? Do you sleep on your side, crunching your chest closed? Is it possible that our back muscles are overstretched and our front muscles are shortened? I believe a lot of soreness and tension in the back is because those muscles are overstretched. When they are asked to work, they lack strength because they have been maxed out and gotten stuck, like a rubber band stretched to it's maximum potential for days. It is possible the tissues have become dehydrated. The front body/chest muscles have possibly become shortened and locked and dehydrated, as well. Getting a massage feels great and can begin to help loosen the elastic component of the connective tissue but, for longer lasting results, we need to release and rehydrate t

How tendon connects bone to muscles...

Have you ever wondered how the tendon of a muscle actually connects to a bone? As I was walking along the beach, I came upon this rock with seaweed attached. A lightbulb went off in my head. This must be how the fascia of tendon intertwines into the bones. Bones, like this rock, are porous. So the connective tissue can weave through. In a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release seminar, I learned that bones obey the fascia. So if there is a restriction in the soft tissue, it can pull the bones out of place. Our postural alignment can be pulled off center. If fascia pulls a vertebrae toward another vertebrae for example, this could cause bulging of an intervertebral disc. The good news is, we can create change with Myofascial Release. Either in an MFR session, treating ourselves at home or in restorative yoga classes. For restricted tissue to release, we must gently sustain compression, lengthening, or opening 3-5 minutes or more. #MFR #bulgingdisc #scoliosis #herniateddisc #bo