If you have ever been to Body of Health, you will see that our motto is “Hurt less, Heal quicker, and Have a better Quality of Life”.  “Quality of life” is one of those phrases that most of us take for granted. We really don’t think about it on a day-to-day basis.  We just get up in the morning, get dressed, eat breakfast, go to work, maybe work out, walk the dog, do evening routines, and go to bed.  But, if you ever get sick or injured and need the help of another, then quality of life is changed.

I had a client come to me who had broken her wrist.  Surgery was needed in order to set the bones and physical therapy was done to restore muscle strength and mobility.  Unfortunately, she did not fall into that typical six week window to heal and, by the end of two months, she could not make a fist or hold small objects much less attempt to cook or fold laundry.  This was a change in quality of life.  After just a few sessions of scar therapy, lymph drainage, and massage, she was able to regain movement of her hand and start doing the normal day to day tasks.  You see, she needed to release the scar adhesions, reduce the thickened, swollen tissues, and release tight, guarded muscles in the hand and arm.