About Medical Massage
The term medical massage was birthed out of (1.) the public's need for highly skilled, hands-on therapists in treating those with injuries and chronic pain, (2.) the present explosion of information in the injury-rehabilitation field which began with the ground-breaking work of Dr. Janet G. Travel (1901–1997,) and (3.) the benefit patients receive with medical massage.
For some patients, medical massage has prevented them from having surgery for their diagnosed condition.
A typical treatment plan could consist of 2 to 3 treatment sessions per week for 4 to 6 weeks or until desired results have been reached.
You are not required to obtain a doctor's prescription to be treated by a Medical Massage Practitioner.
Medical massage is useful in addressing conditions such as:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Pain associated with bulged or injured spinal discs (medical massage cannot 'fix' the disk, but can help alleviate much of the pain associated with the injury).
- Range of motion issues
- Back and Neck pain
- Plantar Faciitis
- Repetitive motion injuries such as Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow
- Pain associated with restricted fascia
- Sports/Exercise injuries
- Work related injuries
- Injuries sustained in traumas such as falls or automobile accidents
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (numbness/tingling in hands/arms)
- Frozen Shoulder