I value giving back to the community and volunteering my time. I felt like the best use of my knowledge and skills is to help veterans. I was grateful to have found hands for heroes, an organization dedicated to offering free services to our veterans.
Hands for Heroes™ is a nationwide organization of caring health care professionals who have donated their time and skills to provide therapeutic bodywork for our Nations Veterans.
Every year I give away 13 gift certificates to veterans as a thank you for your service. Each gift certificate is for 3 healing sessions. If you are interested in being a recipient of one of those gift certificates please contact me for your free consultation.
Massage Combats PTSD
By Dixie Wall
“According to Fortunato, “In order to stay alive, their bodies have been hyperaroused for so long, that they come back and cannot turn it off. Their body doesn’t even remember how to relax again, and because of that they don’t sleep and are irritable. … The massage has helped soldiers sleep.
And the holistic healing approach for soldiers is paying off: 12 of the 37 soldiers have returned to their units and only two have ended up having to take medical discharges from the army.
According to a 2005 study,8 positive changes have been shown in biochemistry following massage therapy including reduced cortisol and increased serotonin and dopamine. By decreasing the clients’ cortisol levels with bodywork, a client can reduce the constant feelings of hyperarousal and danger. By increasing serotonin and dopamine in the brain, ease of suffering and anxiety is felt.8”