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’ve been enjoying Donna’s work for over a year now. Her depth of knowledge in so many aspects of women’s anatomy, fertility, and her mastery of various massage therapy techniques are invaluable to her practice. The level of care she provides is unlike any other offered in the Triangle area. She is a true asset to our community of mothers and mothers-to-be.

I first started seeing Donna for prenatal massage therapy, and I believe her work helped my body relax into pregnancy, achieve balance, and prepare for the delivery of a beautiful baby girl. Because of complications with my baby’s position in utero, I delivered via a cesarian section, so have been seeing her for post-partum Arvigo massage therapy sessions. She’s helping my body recover from the surgery by reducing damage from C-section scar tissue. She also taught me  daily self-care so that I can continue the healing at home. I also suffer from post-partum lower back pain, and Donna has taken extraordinary care and time to pinpoint the cause of the pain and help relieve it. She is a dedicated, thoughtful professional who goes to great lengths to expand her knowledge so that she can help me and other clients recover from specific issues.


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