Massage Therapy for Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation/medical massage differs from regular massage in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor.
Medical massage focuses treatment on specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. During a medical massage we may use a variety of modalities such as Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Contemporary Cupping Therapy, Hydrotherapy, and more.
This type of massage is designed to treat a specific condition. At Essential Body Wellness our licensed professionals are trained to assist with soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Extensive training enables the therapist to take a thorough client history, identify contraindications (reasons to not massage) and make referrals to and receive referrals from other health professionals such as physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors and dentists. The therapist uses the patient’s feedback to pinpoint the damaged tissue and to regulate pressure. The results are usually immediate; certainly within 3 sessions a big improvement will be seen with a skillful practitioner.
Medical massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, reduce pain, promote overall health and wellness, and rehabilitate injuries. The purpose of rehabilitation/medical massage is to help create conditions for the body to return to it’s “normal health” after injury.
Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions nor is this information intended to replace medical counsel. It is always advised to consult your physician first when you are seeking pain relief as there are many conditions with similar symptoms and some of them are life threatening and require medical attention.