What is medical massage? Medical massage is sometimes defined as medically necessary massage, to help individuals who suffer from an assortment of health conditions, including repetitive motion injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, muscle spasms, neuromuscular conditions, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic headaches, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, and soft-tissue injuries as well. A medical knowledge of pathology, disease, illness and injury are required so that contraindications of specific massage techniques are not endangering the client or their condition in any way.
Medical massage increases blood supply to skeletal muscles and other body components and stimulates the nervous system as well. This type of massage is a noninvasive therapy that produces beneficial health results to those experiencing numerous health-related illnesses and injuries. A full body massage for at least an hour is usually done so that the therapist can ascertain the condition of the individual’s health. In my office a prescription from a physician is necessary if the individual is the victim of a car accident so that No-Fault insurance can be applied. Some insurances are accepted and invoices are available for the client’s reimbursement of payment if not accepted.