What is Hands For Heroes

Terrie Makin, LMT is pleased to announce her participation in the Hands For Hereos massage programs. Hands for Heroes offers discounted therapeutic massage and bodywork for all veterans. 

We offer a $30 discount on  50-minute and 80-minute massage and bodywork sessions to veterans. 

Who Qualifies for Hands For Heroes

 All Veterans of the United States of America’s Armed Forces. You have selflessly served our country, it is now my pleasre to give back to you. 

What Can Hands For Heroes Help With?

Musculoskeletal injuries and pain

Just over half of all veterans’ post-deployment health visits address lingering pain in their backs, necks, knees or shoulders. And according to a study in the Journal of Pain, about 100,000 veterans of the Gulf War nearly 20 years ago have reported chronic muscle pain. Previous research indicated that regular, sustained exercise can help reduce that pain, which doctors encourage to help avoid disability.

Mental health issues

While post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among soldiers has been well publicized, other mental woes can also result from the trauma of war. A study in the Journal Archives of General Psychiatry found that one in 10 Iraq war vets develop serious mental problems, including violent behavior, depression and alcohol abuse. The study found that PTSD or depression seriously impaired daily functioning in 8.5 percent to 14 percent of these vets.

Disabling on its own, PTSD is also linked to the development of physical illnesses for veterans as years pass. Researchers from Walter Reed Army Medical Centerin Washington, D.C., reported this  that 54 percent of veterans with PTSD also had sleep apnea, compared with 20 percent of PTSD patients in the general population. PTSD in vets is also associated with a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study in Archives of General Psychiatry.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

TBI, often brought on by a blow or jolt to the head, disrupts brain function and has been called the signature wound of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Blast exposures and other combat-related activities put service members at greater risk for sustaining a TBI compared to their civilian counterparts, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

Fine Print

Cannot be combined with any other offer or special. 24 hour notice of cancellation is required. Failure to provide 24 hour notice of cancellation can result in forfeit of hands for heroes benefits. Military ID is required