Aches & Pains

Therapeutic Medical

Medical massage is a general term which is used for massage therapy aimed at addressing medical conditions. It is different in its aims from relaxation massage. It is much more of an option to consider when you have a chronic or persistent pain or have sustained an injury and would like help and support in finding ways for it to heal.

Medical massage is a unique multidisciplinary approach that helps restore structural balance throughout the body, which in turn allows focus on prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, chronic pain and sports injuries. Your massage therapist draws from their training in a wide variety of modalities and procedures to select the methods which seem most appropriate for your individual case and diagnosed condition. This could include a combination of functional assessment, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, craniosacral therapy, neuromuscular re-education, PNF stretching, and recommendations for specific client home-care protocols.

Medical massage can be an effective treatment for many conditions, including back pain, neck pain, repetitive strain injury, sciatica, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and dysfunction, movement and motion issues, swelling, sports injuries, postural issues, digestive issues, anxiety, and other conditions involving chronic pain or fatigue as well as injuries sustained from accidents and other incidents.

Definitive research has just recently been published in peer reviewed scientific journals showing the physiological benefits of massage on our bodies and wellness.   This article published in the Wall Street Journal on March 13, 2012 says it all:  Don’t Call It Pampering: Massage Wants To Be Medicine.

I came to Donna after struggling for about a year and a half from severe pelvic pain and muscle contractions during intercourse.  Her gentle and empathetic personality immediately made me feel comfortable.  She recommended Arvigo Massage Therapy for me, and she taught me many techniques that I could do myself at home.  These massage techniques have helped my muscles to relax and have also relieved some constipation issues that I did not even realize I had!  Although I am still working through some emotional issues that have resulted directly from the level of pain that I once experienced, my work with Donna has given me many tools that have helped to significantly reduce my pelvic pain.  The massage therapy has also helped to realign my pelvis and my uterus so that everything feels better and functions as it should.  One thing that really stood out to me about Donna aside from how beneficial the massages were, was how she took the time to talk to me about other things, such as my diet, that might help improve my condition.  She was always willing to offer suggestions and give recommendations of professionals in various fields that she thought could help me.  However, in doing so, she never put pressure on me to follow up on her recommendations.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with Donna, and would recommend her to anyone who has experienced pelvic pain or other women’s health issues.


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