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Medical Massage & Studies

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Medical Massage is massage that is performed under the directive of a physician. As such, the massage session follows a doctor visit and is usually for pain management and corrective therapy due to an injury or medical condition.


Medical Massage is prescribed by a physician, and that alone makes it different from other forms of massage therapy. Also, Medical Massage is entirely outcome based, meaning clients do not book time-based appointments for 30, 60 or 90 minutes for example. In this regard, the Medical Massage therapist works more like a chiropractor, physician or physical therapist.


Medical Massage sessions are prescription-specific, which means the session may be as short as 25 to 45 minutes. The prescription deems the session medically necessary.


The benefits of Medical Massage is the ability to get well. Generally speaking, doctors do not perform medical massage therapy. When a doctor is presented with a musculoskeletal injury, which massage therapy can benefit, a Certified Medical Massage practitioner can be a trusted ally to the doctor and to the patient.


 Disability & Injury cases

  • Prescription will be faxed to your doctor upon request
  • Progress notes will be sent to your doctor upon request
  • Bring in your doctor's presecription to the office and we will discuss matters further.
  • We will work with you and render quality clinical service to you and your love ones.
  • Payment plan available upon request
  • Work comp provider, claims will be initiated with doctor's prescription.
  • Vehical accidents for muscle spams, pain, etc - claims filed with doctor's prescription.
  • Slip and falls in business and home, claims filed with doctor's prescription.





Who Can Benefit from Clinical Sports Massage?

Clinical Sports Massage is generally associated with various kinds of sports and athletics, almost anyone who is physically active can benefit from the techniques of sports massage. 

Potential populations include not only professional and top amateur athletes, but also dancers, those involved in fitness activities (weightlifting, running), recreational sports (biking, skiing, backpacking) and the many physically demanding activities. 

In addition, clinical sports massage techniques developed through working with athletes can be adapted to address common injuries and complaints associated with daily living and aging populations.



What is medical or clinical massage?

Medical or clinical  massage is not general relaxation massage; it is anatomically precise and patient specific. The medical massage therapist combines education, training, and experience to create an integrative therapy approach to reducing the patient's soft-tissue related to individual assessment plan using corrective and restorative paradigm meeting the individual needs.  Other licensed health practitioners highly recommend that you ask and check their credentials  for advance training.