Share the Health!
From the desk of Sarah J. Rogers, LMT... Research has recently shown a great discrepancy between the number of
patients seeking alternative health care and the number of those patients who communicate this care to their Primary Care Physicians. Integrative Medicine is not yet standard in the U.S., however standardization of health care that involves traditional western medicine with complimentary and alternative modalities (CAM) is absolutely in the works. The definition of health is evolving and I encourage you to not only consider what health is to you, but to share your thoughts and experiences with your Primary Health Providers.
I define health as the general wellness or un-wellness of an individual. It involves not only scientific, measurable attributes and outcomes, but less-tangible attributes as well. Spiritual health, mental health and physical health, when in balance, give an individual a sense of GOOD health. When an individual accomplishes balance in these three areas and also has the necessary means and support to maintain this balance, they are experiencing optimum health. Although health is in many ways measurable and outlined, there are numerous aspects to health, which are subjective and less clear. A client/patient-based health care that involves education of and three-dimensional attention to the client is an ideal form of health care. Teaching clients/patients to actively maintain their own health and to support them along that journey by encouraging and supporting a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness is positive health care. I encourage my clients to try new health/wellness modalities to find what combination of care works best for them. We change physically and psychologically throughout our lives, so it is ideal to continually work with ourselves to find wellness regimens that fit where we are at the moment. I urge everyone who seeks complimentary and alternative modalities as part of their health care regimen to share that with others, to include their Primary Care Practitioners, and to personally advocate for a health care that serves to educate, treat and grow with each patient as a multi-dimensional individual. There are many paths to activating healing – explore. Share the health!
SARAH J. ROGERS, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist who received her training at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on the mind-body relationship and the usefulness of this connection not only for healing, but also for seeking balance in everyday life. Sarah brings her experience as an athlete and her compassion for mind-body health to her practice, inspiring growth and comfort in her clients. Along with massage, Sarah is now offering Active Isolated Stretching which can be done alone or in tandem with massage therapy. Employing techniques focusing on relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial release, and overall balance, Sarah will work with you to develop a treatment style that suits your needs.
"Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul and good for either is the work of the other." -Henry David Thoreau.