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The Practice of Self Care | Massage as a Medicine

The Practice of Self Care | Massage as a Medicine

Many of our patients come in routinely. Many of them don’t explicitly need massage as a physical therapy. They aren’t suffering from an acute injury. They don’t have chronic pain. In general, they’re in fairly good health. So, why do they seek out massage as a regular part of their schedule? Because they understand the importance of self-care and the influence it has on their health.

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Case Study – Acupuncture & Massage for Motorcycle Accident

Case Study – Acupuncture & Massage for Motorcycle Accident

Car accidents are some of the most traumatic experiences we can encounter both physically and mentally. Motorcycle accidents, in particular, leave most of the body exposed to the impact. Without the safety of a seat belt or the protective cover of the vehicle itself, you’re left to the mercy of the pavement. Can acupuncture and massage help you after a motorcycle or car accident? The short answer: absolutely.

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Types of Massage Therapy

Types of Massage Therapy

Our Missoula massage clinic offers a variety of massage styles. Each type of massage is beneficial for specific aches, pains, or relaxation goals. Here are a few of the types of massage that we offer at Good Medicine.

  1. Thai Massage
  2. Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique – SMRT
  3. Prenatal Massage
  4. Deep Tissue Massage
  5. Cupping Massage
  6. Hot Stones Massage
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Chinese Acupuncture for Allergies

Chinese Acupuncture for Allergies

The beauty and warmth of Spring time can so often be overshadowed by sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, and red eyes. Rather than meandering around in a delirious haze from too much anti-histamine medication, consider trying Chinese acupuncture as a treatment for your allergies.

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Case Study – Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain

Case Study – Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain




A male patient came in to the clinic complaining of severe lower back pain. He was in his early 60’s and worked a desk job for many years. Recently, the pain had become so significant that he was struggling to work.

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Case Study – Athletic Recovery

Case Study – Athletic Recovery

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Case Study #1

Massage & Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

In early 2018, a patient named Luke came into the clinic with both chronic and acute pain in the lower back and hip region. His pain was so severe that he was unable to run, bend over, or stretch without significant pain.

The patient was in his early 30’s, in good health, and had no recurrent issues prior to a pulled muscle that occurred months earlier in September. (more…)

Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain

Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain

What does chronic pain look like to you?

Could it be that recurring migraine that has plagued you for months? Perhaps an achy joint that only flares up occasionally? What about that tense shoulder that you’ve grown so accustomed to that it has become your new normal?

Pain shows up in a lot of ways and we are amazingly well-adapted at just ignoring it and pushing through. In fact, most of the time, that is what we feel is expected of us. Self-care, as a practice, is often set aside. It shouldn’t be! You know your body better than anyone else. You have the ability to put consistent treatment first and be rid of your chronic pain for good. (more…)

Chinese Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Chinese Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for all types of pain. It has been consistently proven in numerous, well-documented studies.

Some of the most common ailments we see at Good Medicine include migraine relief, lower back pain, nerve damage, endometriosis, and arthritis. We happily help many people achieve lasting pain relief and pain management through Chinese acupuncture. If you are interested in treating your pain, acupuncture may be the right choice for you. (more…)

Thai Massage FAQs

Thai Massage FAQs

Thai massage is a dynamic approach of working through the layers of the body to increase movement and decrease pain. Your Thai massage therapist may use a variety of tools and techniques during any given session such as compressions, stretches, point work, Thai scraping, Thai fire cupping, percussion, scarves, balms and liniments. (more…)

What is Acupuncture? – Ancient Chinese Medicine in Missoula

What is Acupuncture? – Ancient Chinese Medicine in Missoula

Surely you’ve heard about acupuncture but in case you’ve never had it explained, here’s a quick synopsis. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine – we mean thousands of years old – that has been successfully and safely used to treat hundreds of different ailments from chronic pain and inflammation to anxiety and depression. It works along energy channels in the body and has real scientific backing to it. The acupuncturist places hair-thin, sterile needles along these energy channels to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture has little to no side effects and has helped millions feel better both mentally and physically. If you’re interested in giving it a shot, give us a call and schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist to get all of your questions answered. Otherwise, read on to learn about some interesting acupuncture facts.

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