Medical Massage

What is a Medical Massage

Medical Massage is intended to relieve conditions that have been identified by you, your physician or other heath care professional. The massage therapist can use a variety of modalities or techniques, but will focus the Medical Massage session on the areas of the body related to the specific ailment. All massage is focused on the soft tissue body including muscle, fascia, vascular and nervous system.

Does Medical Massage require a prescription?

No.When choosing Medical Massage at Bodywork Professionals, you are letting us know that you have an area that is negatively impacting your life and would like us to use our soft tissue expertise to address it.

Why Medical Massage

Medical Massage in many ways overlaps other types of therapy we offer. In fact, they therapist will likely use familiar techniques to help improve soft tissue function and or reduce pain. Sympotms to seek medical massage include (AMTA)

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Relieve postoperative pain
  3. Reduce anxiety
  4. Manage low-back pain
  5. Help fibromyalgia pain
  6. Reduce muscle tension
  7. Enhance exercise performance
  8. Relieve tension headaches
  9. Sleep better
  10. Ease symptoms of depression
  11. Improve cardiovascular health
  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients
  14. Improve balance in older adults
  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  16. Promote relaxation
  17. Lower blood pressure
  18. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  19. Help chronic neck pain
  20. Lower joint replacement pain
  21. Increase range of motion
  22. Decrease migraine frequency
  23. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

Who

Those who would like to take specific and detailed action on a soft tissue ailment.

Other Massage Therapies Available

All available massage therapy services HERE!

What is the difference between medical massage and massage therapy?

It is outcome-based. In addition to stress relief and relaxation, a medical massage focuses on a medical need. During a spa massage, the techniques likely focus on relaxation. A medical massage therapist will use a broader set of therapies for muscle health and recovery.

Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.

Does insurance cover medical massage?

There is no standard requirement for insurance companies to reimburse expenses for massage. Massage therapy may be covered when: The massage is considered medically necessary and/or fits the definition and criteria of coverage given by the health insurance company.

Can doctors prescribe massage therapy?

Massage therapy can be prescribed by your doctor. If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, consult your physician to see if massage could be a treatment option: Stress-related insomnia. Headaches

Can you get a prescription for a massage?

Most of the time when we think of a prescription we think of medication, but your doctor can also prescribe other things to help your condition, such as physical therapy or massage. A prescription will state what they are prescribing, how much, and how often.

What can medical massage therapy treat?

Massage can reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, and reduce the physiological burden of stress. It can help treat conditions including stress-related tension, cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain and depression, just to name a few.

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