Facts and Questions about Therapeutic Massage
What makes a massage a medical massage as opposed to any other massage?
Medical massage is a focused manual therapy directed towards a physiological result and directed by physician or physical therapist (PT) administered by a massage therapist.
What can I expect from a medical massage?
Unlike a regular massage the therapist will usually work on one area or region of the body to help alleviate pain and regain range of motion (ROM). For example you may need back pain relief, and he or she may measure ROM or just go through a series of stretches in order to evaluate where the body is bound up. The therapist will then devise a treatment plan to meet the doctor or physical therapist goals. Each visit will involve a method of tracking progress and therapy notes are faxed to your doctor or PT
What can your health care professional expect from a medical massage from Mountain Massage?
Once I receive a prescription or a manual therapy request, I check with the originators office to verify the instructions and offer to consult with the healthcare professional before starting therapy. When I finish a session, the office will receive therapy notes via fax. Most consultations with me and healthcare professionals are free. In the interest of the patient, I encourage the health care professional to touch base with me whenever they feel necessary.
What aliments can be treated by massage therapy?
The body is made up of organs, bone, muscle and connective tissue. Manual or Myotherapy has a direct effect on two out of the four, so it only stands to reason that it is effective on orthopedic issues, but can address many of the bodies common issues. This can take the form on many types of therapies like craniosacral therapy, sports therapy and medical massage in Pagosa Springs Some of the treatable conditions are: Sporting and occupational injuries Stiffness and pain associated with poor posture Associated joint and vertebral dysfunction and pain Acute and chronic conditions affecting function and mobility Scoliosis/Kyphosis Headache/migraines Acute and chronic stiff and painful neck Chronic overuse syndromes - tendonitis, Repetitive Use Injury (RUI), tennis/golfers elbow RUI repetitive use Injuries - carpal tunnel, gamers thumb Acute and chronic back pain/"sciatica" Shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder Hand and finger numbness/tingling - thoracic outlet syndrome Knee, leg and foot pain - shin splints, patella tracking dysfucntion, runners knee, ankle sprains arthritis/Multiple Sclerosis Pregnancy - prenatal and perinatal massage. Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia Pain and dysfunction associated with stress and tension Rehabilitation stage of and injury or illness