What Is Medical Massage?


Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician.
The focus of the Medical Massage Treatment is ONLY on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.

What are Medical Massage Practitioners?


Practitioners of medical massage have a strong background in pathology, disease, illness and injury, and the contraindications of specific massage techniques related to various medical conditions. Medical massage therapists frequently work under the direction of or at the request of physicians.

Will my insurance pay for this?


We accept Auto Insurance and Worker’s Compensation as long as it is deemed medically necessary and prescribed by a referring physician. It is generally billed in 15-minute increments and adheres to the usual and customary reimbursement fees determined by the American Medical Association. Please call the office for information about Insurance coverage.

What is considered Medical Massage?


Medical Massage incorporates but is not limited to, Muscle Testing, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Rehabilitative Stretching Procedures.

Relaxation Massage is also considered Medical Massage. It has been prescribed by many Cardiologists and Psychiatrists to aid in the reduction of stress, which has been linked in creating disease.

What are the benefits of Medical Massage Therapy?


Releases tight and sore muscles which can cause Ischemia. (Ischemia: A lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues)

Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment. (Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone, which can contribute to muscle atrophy, referred pain, paresthesia, and conditions such as pseudo sciatica, piriformis syndrome, pseudo angina, and others.)

Increases Flexibility and Range Of Motion. By reducing hypertonicity and hypotonicity, the muscles allow for normal ranges of motion to be restored. This also reduces the forces being applied to the joint capsule and diminishes the potential for joint and disk degeneration.

Alleviates Stress and Improves Circulation. Proper circulation is vital to your health. Blood and lymph carry nourishment to trillions of cells in your body and then they eliminate the waste from your cells. Massage helps to give a more thorough detoxification.

Improves Posture And Coordination. Decreases Pain and Inflammation. Massage can restore suppleness and strength improving overall muscle function. It's the ideal treatment for releasing tension or muscle spasms. It releases toxins such as lactic acid (produced by muscle tissue during exercise).

Deactivates Myofascial Trigger Points. (Trigger Points are areas of high neurological activity, which refer pain to other parts of the body. Research has shown trigger points may be responsible for as much as 74% of everyday pain.

Aids in Digestion. Calms The Nervous System. Simple touch has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate. Touch also signals the brain to produce endorphins, your body's natural pain suppressors

Medical Massage also helps to prevent future chronic pain conditions by effectively dealing with the cause of the problem and eliminating it. It is shown in scientific literature that over 80% of the pain is coming from soft tissue injuries, and over 74% is directly attributed to Trigger Points. Overall Medical Massage achieves results and is a substantial cost savings to the client, employer and society.

Medical Massage is cost effective. By assisting the client towards a quicker recovery from acute headaches, neck and back pain, skeletal muscular strains, sprains, etc. he or she is able to return to a normal productive life.