Our first story comes from Tina, a remarkable woman in her 50s and a medically complex patient who's been a client since January of 2023.
Please note: Tina gave us permission to share her Protected Health Information (PHI). We’re honored to share her story.
My name is Tina, and I’m in my mid 50s. Back in December 2022, it felt like I was in a never-ending battle with chronic health problems. I’d been struggling with fibromyalgia since my 20s, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), arthritis, and congestive heart failure (which required me to have a pacemaker-defibrillator). I’d also had my thyroid removed because of cancer and struggled with two types of skin cancers and cancerous polyps in my intestines. My daily routine consisted of endless doctors’ appointments and more than a dozen
medications to manage my conditions! That's when a car accident changed everything.
I was struck by a moving car in my workplace parking lot, and my pain took a turn for the worse. A constant, excruciating headache on the left side of my head became my new normal, and my pain levels were at 8 or 9 out of 10! Every day was agony. When you're in that much pain, you are only focused on surviving the day, and the future seems distant and uncertain.
Despite so many doctor visits and taking 14 medications, my conditions didn’t improve much. But then, my foot doctor recommended a PIP (personal injury protection) treatment massage at Jade Oasis Wellness. I was unaware of the healing and therapeutic benefits of massage therapy, but I decided to give it a try last January. Looking back, I am so incredibly grateful that I did!
Over the course of my regular treatment sessions, not only did my pain level gradually decrease from 8-9 to 4-5, but I also discovered that - with the lifestyle suggestions from the therapists - my IBS disappeared! And I don’t need to inject pain medication for the arthritis in my foot anymore. As if this weren’t amazing enough, my sleep quality improved too! These are the potential benefits of therapeutic massages. I never knew they could help me this much!
Now, I take three fewer medications than I used to! I also remember having to take a sick day from work every month because of my fibromyalgia pain before discovering Jade Oasis Wellness. But now, I don’t need to do that! Finally, I’ve naturally shed some weight throughout this healing process. These wonderful changes, combined with the results of my treatment, have boosted my confidence in living medication-free. My long-term goal is to gradually reduce my meds based on my doctor's guidance.
The improvement in my physical wellness has had a huge impact on my mental state. Instead of just trying to struggle through each day, I’m looking ahead to my future. Plus, because my sleep quality has improved so much, my state of mind is better too. Jade Oasis Wellness’s holistic treatments have genuinely enhanced my quality of life, and I'm thrilled to be able to dream about traveling again – something I had had thought was absolutely not possible just one year ago!
I want you, the reader, to understand that massage therapy isn't a luxury but can often be a necessity, especially if you are struggling with chronic pain. When life happens and you've been injured in an accident or live with any type of chronic condition, please consider the life-changing difference massage therapy can make.
Can you relate to my story? If so, please share this article on social media so that others who may be suffering in silence can discover the potential for healing through massage therapy. The massage therapists at Jade Oasis Wellness believe that many people are enduring unnecessary pain because they are unaware of the possibilities for healing, and they want to help! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to explore their website or give them a call at (425) 679-6198. Wishing you a relaxing day.