Targeted toward specific problems, a medical massage addresses the needs of the patient’s unique condition. Our therapists perform medical massages customized for your problems, combining a variety of techniques in order to heal the area and alleviate your body’s stress. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a treatment plan, based on the duration and severity of your pain and will offer special self-care techniques such as stretching, postural changes, ergonomics and gait modifications so you may continue your healing progress after you have left our office.
A medical massage focuses on specific muscle groups to help you recover from an injury or combat chronic pain. Medical massage is one of the most effective and simple tools for achieving rapid and sustained improvements from a variety of disorders including sciatic nerve neuralgia, hypertension, impingement syndromes, and lower back pain. Some of the biggest benefits received from a medical massage, which involves deep tissue work, are the reduction in muscle tension, myospasms and the elimination of painful trigger points.
Medical massage targets problem areas by using pressure on specific trigger points to reduce symptoms of chronic pain. Fibromyalgia and arthritis are two chronic pain syndromes that can be positively impacted by massage therapy. The primary goals of medical massage therapy are healing, pain relief, stress reduction, and restoration of normal function. Therapists experienced in treating injuries and chronic pain tailor their use of specific massage techniques like trigger point therapy or deep tissue massage to your individual health issues.
Therapeutic massage works to increase in blood and lymph circulation as well as relax and normalize the soft tissue, which includes our muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments. By improving circulation through medical massage, nerves and deep connective tissues are released from painful spasm. Better circulation can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells. As cellular health improves, tissues work more efficiently. Enhanced functioning leads to the removal of waste products and may increase the absorption of excess fluids and reduce swelling in soft tissues.
People of all ages are turning to medical massage therapy for relief from the stress of daily life, injuries and chronic and acute conditions, as well as to help maintain health and wellness. Here’s a list of some conditions it helps with: