Medical massage may require a prescription from your doctor or the specialist who is treating your symptoms. Please be prepared to answer questions at the time of making your appointment. If you put in an online request, please add your referring physician’s name and your medical reason for massage therapy. I will call you to discuss your need before confirming the appointment.
Medical massage treats:
- Stress anxiety
- Frozen shoulder/rotator cuff trigger point therapy
- Rhomitod-osto arthritis
- Spinal dysfunction
- Nervous system disorders
- Pinched nerves
- Chronic pain
- Circulatory disorders (cardiovascular)
- High/low blood pressure
- And more
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point massage
- Amputee massage
- Massage for people with disabilities
- Pre-natal massage
- Myofascial cupping
- Lymphatic drainage sessions
- Scar tissue release
- Stretching education sessions
- Musculoskeletal alignment
- Range of motion sessions
- Medical massage
- Chronic Fatigue
- Lyme Disease
Medical Massage Benefits:
Massage increases serotonin and dopamine, the neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
Digestion is improved by the stimulating effects that massage has on the digestive organs. Massage can aid the relief of constipation and diarrhea.
Absorption of Nutrients:
Massage improves the tone of the small intestines. The small intestines is responsible for absorbing digested food molecules, minerals, and water as well.
Massage has significant positive changes in both the contraction and in the relaxation period of the heart. Over time, with too much pressure in these functions of the heart, vascular weakness and blood clots can occur.
Massage increases white blood cells, which play a large role in defending the body from disease.
Massage can take strain off of nerves by releasing tissue in spasm that surround the spine. Also, the entire nervous system is invigorated due to improved circulation and nutrition.
Lactic acid, caused by exercise, sports activity, and overexertion is alleviated by massage restoring them to a healthier state sooner. Muscles spasms, tension, scar tissues, and adhesion (muscle knots) can be also be relieved.
The misaligned skeletal system can lead to fatigued, tight, achy muscles in the neck, back, arms and legs. Massage relaxes over contracted muscles, which can pull bones out of alignment.
Sport Massage Benefits:
- Muscles prone to injury (muscles crossing two joints)
- Mitochondria (the body’s energy generators)
- Pain cycle
- Injury prevention/recovery
Senior Massage Benefits:
- Increased independence
- Higher quality of life
- Reduced inflammation-related joint pain
- Injury prevention
- Injury recovery