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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Value of Massage Therapy by Andrew Wolfe,LMP

Health care is on the minds of most people, whether they have it, need it, or don't have the right policy due to financial infeasibility, to acquire or maintain it. Unfortunately when it comes to health, if you don't invest in it now, you pay for it later, as the investment of our bodies seem to yield higher rates of health issue returns to our lives as we age. As it stands now, preventative health is not recognized under most health insurance policys unless it comes in the form of exams in the context of a physical and or lab testing, which is a great start to establish a good base line of health.
But so much of our health is within the content of what we utilize it, in the continuum of the human condition of life, environment (acquired as outside environment or internal from stress, poor body mechanics, and just wear and tear) as well as genetics. We all, at some point in time in our lives, experience the decline of the body system; be it, an injury, thereby requiring surgery and rehabilitation,or age, in the form of compensation, compression, genetics, habits and accumulation of repetitive motion, dysfunction, actions ,traumas and toxins.
When we treat the body what are we affecting? Is there a model, and is it holistic in it’s approach? Does this model exist within the insurance model?
When we treat the body we in essence, should be treating the individual, not just isolating the dysfunction, disease or trauma. After all, these ailments do not, nor should they consist in the total ness of any one being ;it is just the experience they are expressing in their life at the current time. Disease, is as the word is broken down, is really the lack of ease in the body. It is out of balance.
When it comes to insurance coverage, it is a model to achieve functionality prior to any onset, outside of what was once normal.
I have not seen a model demonstrate the value of direct hands on attention to an individual with the time of equal or great power, than massage therapy. And yet it still comes up short, in regards to reimbursements and acknowledgment of in the medical field. I would like to challenge any person to dispute this fact, and yet no health care professional would consider taking 1 hour to be with their patient and really connect with them, where they see them not just a disease or diagnosis but as an individual. I have heard that it is not cost effective to spent that length of time on each patient. Therein lies part of the problem, yet every practitioner has the right to extend their services and acquire the ability to make a living at their trade. Policies are in place to reach the maximum amount of patients in the most cost effective means, especially when the population and aging health concerns are on the rise. Who reaps these benefits and who pays for these policies? Think about this the next time you cost compare time, experience, cost of doing business and your health.
Andrew Wolfe, LMP is a licensed massage practitioner based in Arlington Washington and has 23 years of full time private practice and can be reached 360-653-4657 or http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com. Check out his face book page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-WolfeLMP-Harmony-Licensed-Massage-Therapy/145287564494

Reclaiming the body;The foundation of health touch through massage therapy by Andrew Wolfe,LMP

In the state of trauma, the body, in order to survive, will protect itself. This survival instinct is apart of the evolution and adaptation of humans, regardless if the response is due to a physical threat or not. With nerve fibers to respond with sensations and the brain to release chemicals, to ready our bodies to the physical challenges, we have, within normal perimeters, the tactics to react to stress , trauma or any other perceived threat. If conditioned enough times repeatively without enough processing time for recovery, or in the case of an extended duration, patterns can develop which can be deeply seated into the mind and body. These patterns switch on easily and often trigger the event or events that created the original trauma. Posttraumatic stress disorder is a common diagnosis relating to this condition. Developing coping mechanisms is one way in which order to adapt to trauma.
Isolation, guilt, blame, anxiety, fear and resentment can be a few of the emotional conditions of coping. Often one internalizes feelings, resulting in repression, depression and tension in the body. Often times other physical symptoms and/or disorders manifest as well. Other forms of coping can take place forming addictions, attachments, detachments boundary issues, etc.
Healthy touch reinforces healthy boundaries, especially in the case of physical and sexual abuse. Often times trauma, as yet another coping mechanism, one can remove themselves from feeling and residing in their body. Healthy touch reclaims the body, sending a positive message of self acceptance, embodiment, safety, trust, openness, healthy vulnerability and self love.
Andrew Wolfe is a holistic Licensed Massage Practitioner in Smokey Point, located in the Cumulus Park Health Care Center , 16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303 Arlington WA 98223 . He owns and operates Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy, currently for 23 years. He can be reached at 360-653-4657.
Please visit http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com/
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Medical Massage and Insurance Coverage by Andrew Wolfe,LMP

Medical massage therapy is recognized as a health care provision under rehabilitation outpatient coverage under most major medical plans. Specific plan coverage’s vary according to the benefit package your plan and/or employer offer. Medical massage therapy definition is the ability to heal, restore and improve function which was other wise compromised due to illness,injury,disease or surgery. It must be a part of a treatment plan your primary care provider recommends as medically necessary to restore lost function.
Provisions are also given towards motor vehicle accident (PIP)and worker's compensation-labor and industry (L&I), job injury recovery care claims. Like wise, verification and preauthorization must be met prior to starting care.
The variation of massage therapy are vast, according to the training and experience of the licensed massage therapist. State laws are in place for licensing and certification. Further education and experience on the massage therapists part, when looking for a therapists is always a good consumer judgment call when seeking out care. When injured you should seek out a massage therapist with skill, training and experience compatible with the injuries and sustained ailments that you have. For instance, you would not want to seek out a massage therapist who specializes in spa massage. Injury treatment is specialized and has specific protocol and training, whereas spa massage does not. Insurance companies WILL NOT recognize a "feel good" spa approach as a medical procedure. A consumer should also ask about how is the facility or practice run, what kind of specialized training do they have, what kinds of clinical and/or experience have they have in treating specific dysfunctions. Recommendations from your primary health care provider, local hospitals are a good resource to find an experienced therapist. There is also a number of organizations such as the American Massage Therapy Association that has a referral source of massage therapists available at www.amtamassage.org
For the best results, advocate self-education and consumer awareness. As well as have a proactive approach. Be a willing participate in your healing and recovery will happen.

Written by Andrew Wolfe,LMP of Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy, medical massage therapist with advanced clinical experience and training,since 1987. American Massage Therapy Assocaition member,preferred medical provider and author of audio books and a U Tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CxYsuGK38. Visit http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com or http://www.accidentrecoverynw.com or more information about this or other topics.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Andrew Wolfe,LMP of Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy has been in full time private practice since 1987. Locally privately owned he has over 23 years of clinical experience and training that makes him an expert in his field. He maintains his practice in the heart of Smokey Point,Washington being the original and most experienced massage therapist in the area. He has undertaken many tasks in his over 2 decade career, one of which is a 30 second video that can be found on youtube and other sites. The link is;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CxYsuGK38 and can also be viewed on his main web site; http://www.harmonymassagetherapy.com
16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303
Arlington WA 98223
360-653-4657

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Committed To Going Green by Andrew Wolfe,LMP

The office of Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy is proud to announce a newly remodeled make over of the office, with green friendly products including laminate wood floors and cork underlayment and newly painted colors in the office and waiting room to match the Asian decor and a nature-inspired calm green tone in the therapy treatment room. The office still offers non scented oils and lotions for those with sensitivities, as well as use of organic laundry linens. The office has full spectrum lights as well as CFL lighting and has mixed paper recycling on site.
Come visit our new green space in the Cumulus Park Health Care Center at 16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303 in Arlington,WA 98223 or visit our web site at http://www.harmormonymassagetherapy.com
Offering natural,effective,holistic health care since 1987.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Medical Massage and Insurance Coverage By Andrew Wolfe,LMP

Medical massage therapy is recognized as a health care provision under rehabilitation outpatient coverage under most major medical plans. Specific plan coverage’s vary according to the benefit package your plan and/or employer offer. Medical massage therapy definition is the ability to heal, restore and improve function which was other wise compromised due to illness,injury,disease or surgery. It must be a part of a treatment plan your primary care provider recommends as medically necessary to restore lost function.
Provisions are also given towards motor vehicle accident (PIP)and worker's compensation-labor and industry (L&I), job injury recovery care claims. Like wise, verification and preauthorization must be met prior to starting care.
The variation of massage therapy are vast, according to the training and experience of the licensed massage therapist. State laws are in place for licensing and certification. Further education and experience on the massage therapists part, when looking for a therapists is always a good consumer judgment call when seeking out care. When injured you should seek out a massage therapist with skill, training and experience compatible with the injuries and sustained ailments that you have. For instance, you would not want to seek out a massage therapist who specializes in spa massage. Injury treatment is specialized and has specific protocol and training, whereas spa massage does not. Insurance companies WILL NOT recognize a "feel good" spa approach as a medical procedure. A consumer should also ask about how is the facility or practice run, what kind of specialized training do they have, what kinds of clinical and/or experience have they have in treating specific dysfunctions. Recommendations from your primary health care provider, local hospitals are a good resource to find an experienced therapist. There is also a number of organizations such as the American Massage Therapy Association that has a referral source of massage therapists available at http://biznik.com/click?u=http%3A//www.amtamassage.org/&t=www.amtamassage.org
For the best results, advocate self-education and consumer awareness. As well as have a proactive approach. Be a willing participate in your healing and recovery will happen.
This information was supplied by Andrew Wolfe,LMP of Harmony Licensed Massage Therapy a medical massage therapist with 23 years of local, full time private practice; since 1987. He has advanced training and clinical hands on experience beyond the industry's standing, training locally in the Pacific Northwest Washington and in Beijing China in a hospital in May of 1997-1999. He is a preferred medical provider and accepts Aetna,Regence,Uniform Medical and personal injury protection (PIP) auto accident recovery claims and workers compensation and self insured (L&I) work injury claims.
He is located in the Cumulus Park Health Care Center at 16410 Smokey Point Blvd Suite 303 in Arlington WA 98223. Located just off I-5 at exit 206. Facility has wheel chair access, free lighted parking and is on bus route, (which stops in front of building). First of 2 buildings.
You can reach him at 360-653-4657 or e mail him at andrew@harmonymassagetherapy.com
Please visit http://biznik.com/click?u=http%3A//www.harmonymassagetherapy.com/&t=www.harmonymassagetherapy.com
or http://biznik.com/click?u=http%3A//www.accidentrecoverynw.com/&t=www.accidentrecoverynw.com for more information about Andrew Wolfe, his background,training,experience and what he might be able to do to assist you in your recovery to health and wellness. "Compassionate care, tough on pain." License # MA00003791

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