Massage is my medicine for my arthritis
I have been a client at Essence Skin and Body since I moved to Martinez in 1998. I started regularly seeing the ladies for waxing. Massages were always a special treat. I have also had fabulous facials and make up application for my wedding. I have never been disappointed at Essence and I have had the pleasure of seeing most, if not all, of their fabulous estheticians and massage therapists.
As a person who suffers from arthritis, I have found great relief from monthly massage therapy. About three years ago, I started having extreme sciatic pain. I had also been suffering from neck and shoulder issues for several years which were connected to the arthritis. The thought of massage as a therapy for my arthritis hadn’t been on my radar but out of desperation I started seeing Jan weekly, bi-weekly, and finally settled at every 4 weeks. The increase in motion, lack of pain and discomfort, and overall feeling better made me a believer in massage therapy, not as just a treat but as a necessity in my life. Massage is my medicine for my arthritis. Jan is a miracle worker and now I have a prescription to see her every 4 weeks!
— Elaine Manno