WHAT IS MEDICAL MASSAGE?
Medical Massage Explained:
Orthopedic/Medical massage therapy is a type of therapy that mixes various types of Advanced Manual Therapy techniques. They include but are not limited to: Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Therapeutic Stretching, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Structural Integration. Orthopedic/Medical Massage therapy is appropriate for anyone experiencing pain, tension or would like to increase flexibility and performance. For individuals looking for non-surgical, non-medication based treatment of injuries, Orthopedic Massage and Clinical Manual Therapy is the rehab approach for you.
Orthopedic/Medical massage therapy consists of three primary elements:
- Assessing clients 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.
In addition, Advanced Bodywork Therapists feel strongly that all of the clients health care team should work together for the benefit of the client. We welcome guidance and interaction with your Physician, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Yoga instructor or whomever you entrust your healing too.