Medical massage is a therapeutic treatment that uses manual techniques to address specific medical conditions or injuries. It is different from traditional relaxation massage in that it is focused on addressing specific issues and is often performed in conjunction with other medical treatments.
Medical massage can provide a wide range of benefits for those who are recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain conditions. Some of the most notable benefits include:
Pain relief: Medical massage can be effective in reducing pain caused by a variety of conditions, including headaches, back pain, and fibromyalgia. The techniques used in medical massage can help to release muscle tension, improve circulation, and decrease inflammation, which can all contribute to pain relief.
Improved range of motion: Medical massage can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected areas. Techniques such as stretching, mobilization, and deep tissue massage can help to break up adhesions and scar tissue that may be limiting movement.
Faster recovery from injuries: Medical massage can help to speed up the healing process for injuries. The techniques used in medical massage can help to improve circulation, which can bring oxygen and nutrients to the injured area and aid in the repair of damaged tissue.
Stress relief: Medical massage can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Stress can exacerbate many medical conditions, so reducing stress can have a positive impact on overall health and well-being.
Improved overall health: Medical massage can have a positive impact on overall health and well-being. By addressing specific medical conditions and injuries, medical massage can help to improve quality of life and reduce the need for medication and other interventions.
Medical massage is considered a holistic approach and it should be performed under the guidance of a licensed massage therapist, it is not a replacement for traditional medical care, but it can be a valuable addition to a comprehensive treatment plan.
Being a Certified Medical massage therapist allows you to use HSA or Flex account to pay for your massage with prior approval from your insurance carrier.