Medical massage therapy is one of complementary Medicine therapies performed as part of a healthcare provider’s Holistic treatment plan, so the massage therapy is typically concentrated on a specific medical diagnosis. The exact techniques and procedures that are used during this type of massage will vary from each patient. However, the massage will typically be centralized on the parts of the body that have been identified as an area of concern. Medical massage therapy tends to focus on a particular area.
Benefits of Medical or Therapeutic Massage
Massage is best known as a way to help you relax and relieve stress. A gentle soothing massage can reduce stress, relieve muscle aches, improve your sleep and improve your mood.
Massage therapy in a clinical setting is given by our licensed professionals who are trained to find and focus on problem areas. This therapeutic type of massage involves more focused work on your body’s soft tissue — the muscles, tendons and ligaments that move and support your body.
A massage therapist can work on a number of medical issues that are either chronic (meaning they last a long time) or acute (a medical issue that has happened recently and can be cared for in the near future.)
These issues can include:
- Repetitive stress injuries from sitting or standing postures that are held for several hours a day.
- Migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or sinus headaches.
- Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ).
- Strains and sprains (after inflammation has gone down).
- Low back pain.
- Radiating pain.
- Post-surgical scar tissue (with doctor’s approval).
- Frozen shoulder.
- Joint stiffness
- Pain reduction
- Post-surgical Recovery
- Burn Care
- Cancer Care
- Mood disorder
- Sleep Disorder