Massage

Medical Massage

What is a medical massage?

It’s becoming increasingly more common for the medical profession to incorporate massage therapy into a patient’s treatment plan, and is often prescribed by a doctor. This prescribed massage, referred to as a medical massage, is often prescribed by a physician and performed by a specialized therapist after an accident or chronic pain injury.

Who performs a medical massage?

A massage therapist must be a certified medical massage therapist in order to receive referrals from doctors or work in a hospital. To become certified, therapists must undergo between 300 – 500 hours of training.

Most massage school courses include an obligatory internship or externship in medical massage therapy. This gives them practical experience before a therapist sits for the national massage examination.

Training for a medical massage certification includes these modalities:

  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Muscle testing
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Rehabilitative stretching procedures

What types of injuries can be helped by a medical massage?

Through massage, people have found relief for:

  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries

To see if a medical massage will work for your condition, we recommend seeking the advice of a medical professional.

Do you need a referral for a medical massage?

No. However, insurance companies may cover massage therapy sessions if prescribed by a physician as part of a treatment plan.

Types of Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Clean out that plumbing. Lymphatic massage stimulate the body's lymphatic system, aka the body's plumbing system. Read More >

Myofascial Release Massage

Relax your fascia. This massage stretches and elongates deep muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation. Read More >

Prenatal Massage

Moms-to-be: a prenatal massage is custom-tailored to fit the needs of expecting mothers. Read More >

Motion

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing technique, using foot massage to relieve a variety of ailments. Read More >

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a whole-body massage where pressure is placed along your meridians to release tension. Read More >

Sports Massage

Whether you're training for your first 5K or 3rd Ironman, a sports massage can increase flexibility & help you avoid injury. Read More >

Swedish Massage

Looking for the massage with the music in the background and the nice-smelling oils? This ultra-relaxing massage is for you. Read More >

Thai Massage

Described as a mix between yoga and massage, therapists use many parts of their body to stretch and relax the body. Read More >

Therapeutic Massage

Borrowing from many other massage types, a therapeutic massage is good for reducing minor discomfort and pain. Read More >

Trigger Point Massage

A more targeted approach of massage, focusing directly on releasing tight knots and alleviating pain caused by them. Read More >

Acupressure Massage

Sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine. Read More >

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an ancient Indian remedy used to break down and remove toxins from the body. Read More >

Chair Massage

Ever see someone getting a massage in the middle of the mall, airport, or even at work? You're likely seeing a chair massage. Read More >

Combination Massage

A Combination Massage uses various techniques across acupressure, reflexology, Swedish, etc to relieve tension and stress. Read More >

Couples Massage

Two people + Two massage therapists = A perfect way to relax with a friend or partner. Read More >

Deep Tissue Massage

Painful knots in your back? A deep tissue massage will break them down, give you relief. Read More >

Foot Massage

Been on your feet all week? A foot massage helps alleviate sore soles and arches. Read More >

Hot Stone Massage

Some like it hot. Hot stones, that is. This massages uses heated stones to warm up your muscles and relax you. Read More >


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