Ken specializes in control of pain from injuries, repetitive motion injuries, scar tissue reduction from surgeries or injuries.
Ken is a Registered Nurse BSN and a Certified Massage Therapist. He attended Saginaw Valley State University for his Nursing degree and The Flint School of Therapeutic Massage for his Massage Certification. He works full time as a Registered Nurse and works part time as a massage therapist. He schedules appointments in the evening and on his days off.
Modalities include Swedish, Polarity, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Positional Release, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Infant and pregnancy. Certified Myoskeletal Therapist.
When you come to the Therapeutic Touch a session is designed specifically for you. If you have never had a massage before we will talk and all your questions will be answered before the treatment begins. A thourough intake is completed prior to the treatment.
Everyone can benefit from a massage.
Â Â Â * Provide anything from soothing relaxation to deeper therapy for specific physical problems.
Â Â Â * Relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Â Â Â * Increase the nourishing blood supply to your tissues.
Â Â Â * Improve energy and alertness.
Â Â Â * Aid your recovery from pulled muscles or sprained ligaments.
Â Â Â * Ease many of the uncomfortable stresses of childbearing, including edema, backaches and exhaustion.
Â Â Â * Relief certain repetitive motion injuries related to on the job activities.
Â Â Â * Greatly reduce pain from muscle spasms, contractures and increase flexibility.
Kens' clients include these problems Fibromyalgia, Chronic Myofascial Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Sciatica, Spondylosis, Khyposis, Lordosis, Scoliosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder and many more.
Â 'Consumer Reports Finds Hands-On Therapies Among Top-Rated Treatments For Back Pain'
According to a new survey by the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, fifty-eight percent of people suffering from back pain rated chiropractic/spinal manipulation as helping a lot. And massage (48 percent) and physical therapy (46 percent) were close runners up. Consumers also rated their satisfaction with practitioners, telling Consumer Reports they were more likely to be 'highly satisfied' with the back pain treatment received from their chiropractors (59 percent) than from their primary-care physicians (34 percent). â?? Chatham Journal Newspaper, Yonkers, New York, April 14, 2009
Ken Elwood RNBSN/CMT will help reduce your pain, and increase your quality of life.
What Massage Therapists Do in Treating Patients
Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, including private offices, hospitals, other clinical settings, nursing homes, studios, and sport and fitness facilities. Some also travel to patients' homes or workplaces to provide a massage.
Massage therapy treatments usually last for 30 to 60 minutes; less often, they are as short as 15 minutes or as long as 1.5 to 2 hours. For some conditions (especially chronic ones), therapists often advise a series of appointments. Therapists usually try to provide an environment that is as calm and soothing as possible (for example, by using dim lighting, soft music, and fragrances).
At the first appointment, a massage therapist will discuss your symptoms, medical history, the results you (and your health care provider, if applicable) desire, and possibly other factors such as your work and levels of stress. He will likely perform some evaluations through touch. If he finds nothing that would make a massage inadvisable, he will proceed with the massage. At any time, you can bring up questions or concerns.
During treatment, you will lie on a special padded table or sit on a stool or chair. You might be fully clothed (for example, for a 'chair massage') or partially or fully undressed (in which case you will be covered by a sheet or towel; only the parts of your body that the therapist is currently massaging are exposed). Oil or powder helps reduce friction on the skin. The therapist may use other aids, such as ice, heat, fragrances, or machines. He may also provide recommendations for self-care, such as drinking fluids, learning better movement, and developing an awareness of your body.
Why People Use Massage Therapy
In the 2002 national survey on Americans' use of CAM, respondents who used a CAM therapy could choose from five reasons for using the therapy. The results for massage were as follows:
- They believed that massage combined with conventional medicine would help: 60 percent
- They thought massage would be interesting to try: 44 percent
- They believed that conventional medical treatments would not help: 34 percent
- Massage was suggested by a conventional medical professional: 33 percent
- They thought that conventional medicine was too expensive: 13 percent