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 have known Donna for several years and started coming to her for massage when I was pregnant with my daughter in 2010.  My pre-natal massages were absolutely amazing and I loved that she would give attention to my baby as well by massaging my belly!  After giving birth, I started having bladder incontinence problems.  I noticed that I could not hold my pee anymore and I was always running to the bathroom.  When I exercised (running, yoga) or sneezed, I would leak. I talked to my mom and my closest friends who have children and they all said they had the same issues since childbirth and exclaimed to me, “Welcome to Motherhood”.   I didn’t think much more about this until I came to see Donna for a massage recently and she told me about Arvigo Massage Therapy for women’s health and wellness.  I jokingly said that I really didn’t have any health issues except that I couldn’t hold my pee anymore.  To my surprise, Donna said my situation could be helped and recommended the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ™.  After 2 sessions, I noticed that all my leakage issues disappeared.  Bladder incontinence is no longer a problem for me.  I am absolutely amazed.  I no longer have to run to the bathroom on the first thought of having to pee.  I am also running 6 miles at a stretch and I have no issues.  I am so thankful and blessed to have Donna as a part of my life.  Her holistic approach to women’s health and wellness through therapeutic massage is truly a gift to all women.


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