We don’t. The reason is that we want to focus on our treatment and provide the best services for you. When we bring in the insurance companies to our practice, they limit our service according to their agenda and regulation, and they often don’t cover our fee well. Massage therapy is a labor-intensive service with a high demand for skills. We spend a significant amount of time on continuing education and invest in tools and equipment. $45 from the insurance company cannot even cover our expenses unless we take ten clients a day! We suggest that you go to the physical therapists, chiropractors, or take yoga classes if our fee is too much for you. Massage therapy is not the only way to address your issues. But some massage therapists take insurance, so go ahead and search for them, if you choose to do so.
I want to bring you back to why you want to get a massage. I see people often get carried away by the idea that they must find a place where they can use insurance and forgot about the very reason why they want to see a massage therapist – you want to get better, right?
Our commitment is that we spend time to educate you on how you can adjust your lifestyle, and we share our knowledge of how you can release muscle tension and balance your life so you can make improvements quickly and learn to do most of the part by yourself.
I happened to hear the conversation between my friends talking about their friend with a serious back issue and one thing one of them said shocked me. She confidently stated, “When you have a back issue, you need to have surgery.” Of course, this statement is out of the context and it doesn’t mean whoever has back issue need to rush to get surgery. And she is not a doctor. I think what she meant was when you have a serious back issue, eventually, the solution is the surgery. I was surprised to realize that she believes that the solution to the back issue is surgery!
I understand where she is coming from. If you are pretty much used to use medical services every time you have some physical issues, that’s the natural step you would take, just like you ask the landscapers to mow the lawn and mechanics to fix your car. But when it comes to the human body, it is not that straight forward. First of all, all the back issues are not the same. The causes can vary and every human is not the same.
The back problems are often caused by postural issues, immobility, overuse, injuries or combinations of them. On top of them, different muscles are involved but there are no muscle doctors so when doctors look at your back issue, they mostly ignore the muscles, send you to MRI and tell you that you have herniated disks. Disk issues are the result and not the cause. Unless you release your tight shortened muscles or release the vertebral joints that are stuck, and correct your postural issues, your problem won’t go away.
I can’t fix your disk issue but I can help you find your postural issue, muscle imbalance, and the root cause that is creating the issue. If you are having some back issues and want to be educated about it, please contact us! You can come to my office and I can help you!
My name is Kimiyo, founder of Stony Point Massage and NY massage therapist. Whatever the reason you came to my website, thank you so much! I just want to share what I learned as a healthcare professional, healer and mother and hopefully some of things here can be helpful for you, too!
Here’s what you get:
- Tips about mental health – your thought influences emotions and emotions often creates physical tension so it is the bigining of your illnesses. There’s a Japanese saying, “sickness starts with your mind” And I belive healing starts with mind, too.
- Tips about emotional health – Emotions cause physical pain. Beling honest with yourself and acknowleging your emotions is the bigining point of true healing
- Tips about physical health – exercise, self-massage, building new habits and more. We need to allow ourselves to be in charge of our health.