auto-accidents and the body

Did you know that 2.35 million people are injured or disabled in auto-accidents in the U.S. annually?

The human body is not designed to withstand the impact of a car accident, not even a “low speed” fender bender. There is a reason why most humans cannot run more than 10-15 mph (the fastest is 28mph), and even then we would expect injury if that body stopped immediately. It’s common knowledge that people feel sore after a car accident, and that injuries can take months to fully develop.

So why do so many people fail to seek out treatment after an accident?

Many people don’t know that their auto insurance policy includes personal injury coverage, and in Minnesota that means medical massages are covered by their policy!

So how can massage help?

There are 3 phases to tissue repair; Inflammation, Regeneration and Remodeling. Massage has been proven to help increase blood and lymph flow in the body, which can reduce swelling and inflammation, effectively shortening recovery time. In the next stage, Regeneration, we see that the increased circulation will aid in the rebuilding of damaged tissues by ensuring that all the nutrients needed to rebuild the tissue are abundant in that area. Certain therapeutic techniques can reduce the build-up of scar tissue that takes place in the last stage of tissue recovery, Remodeling. This will allow the tissue to have more normal range of motion and operate more normally. The calming nature of massage can also help with stress and anxiety, which can be prevalent after an accident.

I’ve been in an accident; how do I get massages covered?

If you have been in an auto accident in the last 3 months contact us and we will walk you through the process of how to get massages covered by your insurance And no, this isn’t some scam, your information will not be sold to a 3rd party, we won’t blow up your email or phone. We are here to give you information and really, good bodywork so you can heal and get on with your life. That’s it! So call or email today to get yourself on THE MEND.