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.

Getting pregnant is not the only reason one might want to experience fertility massage.  As a 40-year old single woman, I was facing an uncomfortable decision and I was not prepared to work through it alone.  Although I did not want to raise a child on my own, I was conflicted about letting go and allowing time to tell its own story.  Plain and simple, I couldn’t get over the sadness.  I reached out to Donna for fertility massage therapy, because I knew she could help me through this painful time so I could perhaps arrive at a better place.  I am happy to say that after two fertility massage sessions with her, I no longer feel the aching loneliness that I was experiencing.  I now feel comfortable having chosen a peaceful wait and see path that may or may not lead me to parenthood.

L.L.

 

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