Medical Massage Therapy

Professional massage therapy focused on results.

Massage therapy can be extremely effective when performed correctly and the proper technique is performed.  Now, finding a place where you can go and trust you will be treated correctly with the techniques most appropriate for you can be difficult.

What is medical massage?

“Medical massage is performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician; a wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition.”

Medical Massage Therapy focuses on the measurable outcomes the patient wishes to achieve rather than the number of minutes your therapist’s hands are working on your body.

Each client is given the opportunity to communicate goals, such as relaxation, pain reduction, or a focus on a particular area or areas (neck, lower back, knee, ankle, etc).

Therapeutic Massage Rates

  • 30-Minute Session     $50
  • 60-Minute Session     $75
  • 90-Minute Session     $109
  • Package of 3, 60-Minute Sessions $210
  • Package of 6, 60-Minute Sessions $390
  • Package of 12, 60-Minute Sessions $720

What are the types of massage?

Therapeutic Massage

Combining traditional techniques with a variety of brisk yet relaxing movements, this invigorating and rejuvenating massage restores proper function, decreases pain and promotes the release of toxins from the muscles.

Deep tissue Massage

Similar to Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue focuses on more specific areas using techniques such as slow strokes and deep finger pressure that address the deep layers of muscle tissue. The aim is to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body, eliminate scare tissue and improve body alignment and freedom of movement.

Lymphatic Drainage

Light touch and strokes designed to encourage the effective flow of lymph in the body. Lymph is a fluid that brings nutrients to tissue and carries away waste, but unlike blood, it does not have a pump. Lymphatic drainage helps circulation, the immune system and the nervous system. It helps pain, fatigue, edema, detoxification and a variety of other conditions. It is also deeply relaxing.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage is light and gentle in nature, emphasizing nurturing and empathy. The strokes are soft, easy, and slow, prompting deep relaxation. It is used to reduce stress, relieve pain, improve sleep, aid digestion, and promote healing.

What are the benefits?

  • Relieves stress
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Improves posture
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Manages pain
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves breathing
  • Relieves tension headaches
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Decreases depression and anxiety

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A MASSAGE?

For General Health and Relaxation

For general health and relaxation, massage 1-2 times per month is recommended. This is ideal for those who are under light to moderate stress. This would also include people who are sedentary or who exercise only occasionally.

Massage for Stress Management

For those who have high-stress occupations or living conditions, a higher frequency of massage therapy is recommended. In this case, massage therapy helps the individual cope with their stress. Tension that builds up from stressful situations can be more easily managed with weekly massage.

Massage Therapy for Pain Reduction and Management

Reduction of, and management of pain requires a different type of frequency. It’s called a “diminishing frequency”. People in severe pain that do not require medical intervention can receive massage therapy 2-3 times per week in the first week. This may continue in the second and third week of treatment depending upon response of the client to the therapy. When the pain is reduced so is the frequency of massage therapy. At first it may be reduced from 3 times per week to 2 times per week, then to 1 time per week. Even chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, lupus, carpal tunnel syndrome, tmj-d, and chronic low back pain can have a diminishing frequency.

Massage Therapy for Athletes

For Athletes the frequency of massage therapy depends on the sport, training schedules, and athletic goals. We can work out the frequency at your first consultation.

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