Medical Massage does not refer to any specific technique, but rather to therapy prescribed by a physician and the massage performed following the directives of that physician. Patients are referred by doctors and treatment requires prior authorization from the patient’s insurance company.
I became certified at the Master Level in Medical Massage in 2015. The Medical Massage Practitioner Certification Program consisted of 40 hours of post-graduate training. I learned many techniques in class that I have incorporated into my treatments and feedback has been very positive from clients receiving treatment with these techniques. Classes included:
POSTURE AND PAIN
Because the force of gravity on our bodies, our bodies can become misaligned due to strain and our structure. We usually don’t notice this misalignment, or we consider it normal until we engage in a physical activity that aggravates the tissue causing persistent pain. A trip to the doctor can be the result and since muscle imbalances are commonly the cause of misalignment, the most effective form of treatment is massage therapy.
NECK AND BACK TECHNIQUES
A lot of medical massage patient’s complaints relate to neck and back regions. Classes include neuromuscular and myofascial techniques that treat:
UPPER AND LOWER EXTREMITIES
Specific techniques to correct postural misalignments of upper and lower extremities including Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Strain, Tennis Elbow, Shin Splints, Condro-malacia, Plantar Fascitis and much more.