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 benefited from therapeutic massage administered by Donna over the past 18 months.  Cervical, thoracic and lower back issues caused me to seek a massage therapist that had more thorough training and expertise.  Donna has excellent anatomical knowledge and has taken a wide array of courses to enhance her skills.  An essential quality of a good massage therapist is listening skills; this is a forte of Donna.  She addresses the area of concern professionally and in my case also provided helpful suggestions about posture awareness and exercise.  My treatments with Donna have relieved tension, aided circulation, and assisted in the restoration of my mobility.  I plan to continue massage with Donna in an effort to prevent future problems and promote my overall health.  Donna takes massage therapy to a level beyond the current warehouse concept.

J.S

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