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 sought Donna out on the recommendation of another massage therapist, after four years of unsuccessful attempts at conceiving. We had progressed to IVF after numerous other medical interventions had failed, and by the time I found Donna, we were already scheduled for our first round of IVF. Despite my concerns that she might be judgmental about medical interventions, Donna was extremely supportive and open-minded. She assured me that her practice was completely compatible with (and complementary to) medical forms of assisted conception, and I can now attest to that myself. Her massages were a lovely experience, and she really helped me relax about the whole conception process (which, as anyone who’s tried to conceive for a long time can attest, can be extremely stressful!). She also taught me a set of Arvigo self-massage techniques that helped me feel as though I could DO something to help myself conceive…and felt good as a bonus! After working with Donna for a bit over a month, we went ahead with the IVF, managed to conceive on the first try, and are expecting our baby boy any day now!!

C.B.

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