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medical massage

What is Medical Massage?

The term Medical Massage is a term used to describe massage therapy that has been prescribed by your health care professional in order to address diagnoses. We incorporate several different techniques into our Medical Massage Therapy Sessions. These techniques may include but are not limited to trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and hot and cold therapy. Please see below for a list of some of ways that Medical Massage can help.

We incorporate several different technique

The Benefits of Medical Massage

  • Help to release tight and sore muscles which can cause Ischemia (Ischemia: A lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues)

  • Help relieve nerve compression or entrapment. (Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue which can contribute to muscle atrophy, referred pain, paresthesia, and conditions such as pseudo sciatica, piriformis syndrome, pseudo angina, and others.

  • Deactivate Myofascial Trigger Points (Trigger Points: Areas of high neurological activity, which refer pain to other parts of the body.)

  • Decrease Pain and Inflammation

  • Alleviating Stress and Improve Circulation

  • Increase Flexibility and Range of Motion

  • Help to Improve Posture and Coordination

Orthopedic/Medical massage consists of three primary elements:

  • ​Assessing client's condition and needs

  • Adapting the treatment to heal the source of pain

  • Educating the client about self-care activities that will prolong the results of the therapy

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