Medical Sports Massage
If you're seeking pain relief, relaxation, or overall wellness, you've come to the right place. Our skilled and experienced medical massage therapists are here to help you on your journey to a pain-free and healthier life.
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 make an online request, please add your referring physician’s name and medical reason for massage therapy. Before confirming the appointment, a staff member will call you to discuss your needs
What is Medical Massage?
Medical massage therapy is a specialized form of massage that focuses on treating specific medical conditions and injuries. It goes beyond the traditional notion of relaxation or stress relief and aims to provide targeted treatment for pain management, injury rehabilitation, and overall wellness improvement.
Medical Massage vs Regular Massage Therapy
Understanding the Differences
While both medical massage and regular massage therapy share similarities, they differ in their approach, purpose, and scope of practice. Medical massage specifically addresses medical conditions, injuries, and pain management, whereas regular massage therapy is more geared toward general relaxation and stress relief.
When to Choose Medical Massage Therapy
Medical massage therapy is recommended when you require targeted treatment for specific health concerns or injuries. It is particularly beneficial if you are dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or managing a medical condition. In such cases, the expertise of a medical massage therapist can make a significant difference in your overall well-being.
The Role of Medical Massage in a Holistic Wellness Approach
Medical massage plays a vital role in a holistic wellness approach. It complements other medical treatments, chiropractic care, or physical therapy in promoting overall health and balance. Medical massage contributes to a comprehensive approach to healing and wellness by addressing both physical and emotional well-being.
Medical massage treatments:
- Clinical Depression
- Stress anxiety
- Frozen shoulder/rotator cuff trigger point therapy
- Rhomitod osteoarthritis
- Spinal dysfunction
- Nervous system disorders
- Pinched nerves
- Chronic pain
- Circulatory disorders (cardiovascular)
- High/low blood pressure
- **Lymphatic drainage sessions
- 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
- Lymphatic Drainage massage
- Medical Cupping
- Suction cup
- removes muscles from bone, allowing pressure to release from nerve. Blood flows then therapist can kneed the muscle and work out the trigger points
- Reflexology – Includes 30 minute ion foot soak
Medical Massage Benefits:
Medical massage offers a wide range of benefits. It can help reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, enhance range of motion, and promote faster healing. Additionally, medical massage can alleviate symptoms associated with chronic conditions and contribute to a holistic approach to wellness.
- Massage increases serotonin and dopamine, the neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
Digestion is improved by the stimulating effects of massage on the digestive organs. Massage can aid in the relief of constipation and diarrhea.
- Absorption of Nutrients:
Massage improves the tone of the small intestines. The small intestines are also responsible for absorbing digested food molecules, minerals, and water.
- Blood Pressure:
Massage has significant positive changes in both the heart's contraction and relaxation period. Over time, with too much pressure in these functions of the heart, vascular weakness, and blood clots can occur.
- Immune System:
Massage increases white blood cells, which play a significant role in defending the body from disease.
- Nervous System:
Massage can take the strain off nerves by releasing tissue in spasms surrounding the spine. Also, the entire nervous system is invigorated due to improved circulation and nutrition.
- Muscle System:
Lactic acid, caused by exercise, sports activity, and overexertion, is alleviated by massage, restoring them to a healthier state sooner. Muscle spasms, tension, scar tissues, and adhesion (muscle knots) can also be relieved.
- Postural Health:
The misaligned skeletal system can lead to fatigued, tight, achy neck, back, arms, and leg muscles. Massage relaxes over contracted.
How can Medical Massage help with Pain Relief?
Targeted Techniques for Pain Relief
Medical massage therapists employ various techniques to provide pain relief and help with injury treatment. These techniques include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular manipulation. Each technique targets specific areas of the body to release tension, alleviate pain, and promote healing.
Working with a Medical Massage Therapist
A collaborative approach between a medical massage therapist and a client is essential in achieving effective pain relief. The therapist will evaluate your condition, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Regular communication and feedback are crucial to ensuring a successful outcome.
Addressing Chronic Pain with Medical Massage
A medical massage can provide significant relief if you're suffering from chronic pain. It focuses on targeting the soft tissues and muscles affected by chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, or back pain. By reducing muscle tension, improving circulation, and releasing endorphins, medical massage can help manage and alleviate chronic pain.
Understanding Different Medical Massage Techniques
Deep tissue massage is a technique that involves applying firm pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It can effectively address muscle pain, tension, and knots, providing long-lasting relief.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy targets specific points of tension in the muscles, known as trigger points. This technique involves applying pressure to these points to release muscle tightness and alleviate pain.
Myofascial release focuses on releasing tension in the body's connective tissues (fascia). By applying sustained pressure, it improves flexibility, reduces pain, and restores optimal function.
Insurance Reimbursement, And HSA, Flex Care Spending Is Accepted In Our Practice- NO Need For A RX