Why choose us for your Medical Massage?
A medical massage focuses on a medical need and is outcome driven. Although it may feel similar to a spa massage, the techniques differ – there is a purpose to the massage. That purpose is to treat health concerns or conditions. Our protocols integrate myofascial release, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, adjunct tools, and unique executions of touch.
Our techniques and protocols in this service are ideal for patients suffering from back pain, repetitive strains, occupational injuries, stress, anxiety, and much more. Ideal for first responders, law enforcement officers, and anyone faced with repeated stressors on the body because of their work.
Do you know that getting a massage is just more than an experience that feels good?
If you have had a massage you know it feels wonderful, it’s a great way to relax, and feels like an indulgence. However, medical massage is proving more and more to be an effective treatment and adjunct treatment for many medical conditions. Below is a list of various conditions massage therapy helps to treat either directly or in conjunction with primary treatment.
- Physical pain such as muscle tension, back pain, neck, shoulders, elbows & knees
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Sports injuries
- Headaches & Migraines
- Common cold and flu
- Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Breast Cancer & other types of cancer
- Recovering from major surgery such as heart bypass surgery
- Asthma & Bronchitis
What are the different types of medical massage?
When administered correctly by a trained and experienced therapist, any type of massage therapy can be therapeutic and beneficial to patients. It is not limited to any certain technique or procedure.
How is medical massage beneficial?
There are many ways it is beneficial. Below is a list of several benefits of medical massage:
- Helps to decrease inflammation and pain
- Deactivates Myofascial trigger points
- Helps digestion
- Calms and soothes the nervous system
- Improves posture and coordination
- Helps in preventing future chronic pain conditions
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
- Releases sore and tense muscles
If you have a chronic issue or a recent, acute medical issue therapeutic (medical) massage could be beneficial for you. Because the therapist will be dealing with medical issues, the treatments may be covered or reimbursable by most major insurance companies.
Issues that are commonly treated are:
- Back Pain
- Tension- Cluster- or Sinus Headaches
- TMJ Disorder / Syndrome
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Strains and Sprains
Can I get a medical massage at a spa?
A spa massage is a one-time visit for the express purpose of comfort and relaxation. At a spa, your massage therapist will not have access to your medical history, x-rays, or details about your injury. They are also limited in the massage techniques they can use, as most spas don’t have a doctor on-site. At the most, they may ask you a few questions about your body (whether you have any troublesome, sore, or painful areas, for example), but once your massage is over, your contact with them has ended.
A medical massage treatment, on the other hand, has a different goal in mind: healing.
Medical Massage vs. Therapeutic Massage
There are a few ways that a medical massage differs from therapeutic—or “spa”—massages. One key difference is the technique used. Medical massage therapy incorporates many of the same techniques as therapeutic massage, but with more advanced modalities. In a spa massage setting, you might receive a general Swedish massage technique versus a more intense, localized technique in a clinical setting.
Since medical massages happen in a clinical setting compared to a franchise spa practice, the medical massage therapist will have a more specific, targeted treatment plan for your visits versus making an appointment for relaxation at a spa whenever you want to.
Prices and Packages
In our Center, you will find discounted packages for those people who need more than one lymphatic drainage. decongestant therapy or medical massage in general. We have several forms of payment, and we can also provide proof of treatment to request reimbursement from health insurance. Request more information about our medical massage by text message to (786) 488-8805.
We accept most major insurance carriers.