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Medical Massage 

What is Medical Massage Therapy?

Medical massage therapy typically focuses on a specific medical diagnosis. The techniques and approaches used during this type of massage will vary for each patient. 


However, the massage will typically be centralized on the parts of the body that have been determined as an area of concern. Instead of massaging the entire body, medical massage therapy focuses on a particular location of your body.


Medical massages are a form of massage treatment designed to resolve medical conditions that a physician diagnoses. I can use different massage techniques and procedures to treat your medical needs during your treatment. 

Back Massage

Reasons Your Doctor Might Prescribe a Medical Massage Include:

  • Treatment of musculoskeletal issues

  • Physical therapy to build strength and flexibility

  • Treatment of sports injuries

  • Car accident injuries 

  • Muscle pains and cramps 

  • Migraines 

  • Edema

  • As a complement to psychotherapeutic programs.


Your doctor will write specific recommendations for me and monitor your treatment and recovery.


The Benefits of Medical Massage

Medical massage therapy helps relax sore or tight muscles, relieve nerve discomfort, release trigger points, improve blood circulation, and decrease inflammation. Additionally, medical massage avoids prescribed pain medications' side effects and dependency issues.


Medical massage can be used to treat several conditions, including:

  • Whiplash

  • Herniated Discs

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Headaches

  • Back Pain

  • Muscle Sprains

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

  • Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


A Medical Massage can also:

  • Improve your posture and coordination

  • Calm your nervous system

  • Prevent chronic pain conditions

  • Improve flexibility

  • Aid digestion


After answering the question, "What is medical massage?" it's a wonder more people don't choose these treatments!


Rather than a one-time visit, you will likely have a series of visits focusing on treating a physical medical condition. Your massage sessions might even be uncomfortable or painful, as the goal is to treat an underlying condition and alleviate pain in the long term rather than focus on short-term relaxation.


Whether you're receiving a Sports Massage, therapeutic massage, or neuromuscular therapy, the goal of a medical massage treatment is to allow your body to heal. 


I will receive information on your condition and medical history from a doctor who monitors your recovery.

What Techniques are Typically used in Medical Massage Therapy?

The massage techniques that are used will depend on a patient's condition.


Some of the common approaches include Trigger Point Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release Massage, and neuromuscular therapy.


Bottom Line

Medical massage therapy can be an effective treatment for many different situations.


A few of the most common ailments include carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, sciatica, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), plantar fasciitis, neck pain, back pain, strained muscles, and more.

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