Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.
Medical Massage is generally billed in 15-minute segments using current procedural terminology and adhering to the usual and customary reimbursement fee schedule.
We Provide a Variety of Massages:
- Chair Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
- General Swedish Massage
- Orthopedic Massage
- Geriatric Massage
Chair massage can do wonders for your body, your mental state and your sense of well-being and happiness.
- relieve physical and emotional stress
- lower anxiety
- increase circulation
- reduce muscle fatigue and tension
- boost your immune system and resistance to illness
- lower your blood pressure
- relieve muscle pains and headaches
- improve thinking and awareness
- increase energy and stamina
- decrease repetitive stress symptoms
- improve your sleep
- encourage better posture
- generate more flexibility
- build awareness of breathing and relaxing
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Sports massage is reported to have many beneficial effects in athletes and It milk the lactic acid toxin from the muscles. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training or for rehabilitation. Athletes of all levels may benefit from sports massage. If you are looking for a way to improve your athletic performance, then sports massage may be for you.
Swedish Massage as we know it today has been developed in Europe over several hundred years. In the eighteen hundreds, a Swede, Per Henrik Lind (1776 – 1839) travelled to China where he collected all their different techniques and methods of massage.
From these he developed his own system of massage based on a variety of movements involving pressure, friction, vibration and rotation. Hence the name… Swedish Massage. The term “Swedish” massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called “classic massage”.
The main objectives are:
- Sooth the nervous system
- Ease muscular and nervous tension
- Relax the patient
- Stimulate the flow of blood and lymph
- Aids digestion and assimilation
- Tone up the muscular system
- Ease pain
- Remove acids and other deposits
- Assist in healing of diseased parts
- Relieve pressure around joints
The main movements of Swedish Massage have French names.
Consists of light or heavy stroking or rubbing movements to large areas of the body. It’s done with one or both hands and is usually the first and last movement in general massage.
This involves gently lifting muscles up and away from the bones, then rolling and squeezing them, again with a gentle pressure. It generally involves kneading and compression motions – rolling, squeezing, or pressing the muscles to enhance deeper circulation and relieve muscle spasms. Petrissage attempts to increase circulation with clearing out toxins from muscle and nerve tissue.
This is the most penetrating of the strokes, and consists of concentrated rubbing of the muscles and joints with the thumb pads or fingertips. Friction breaks down adhesions, which are knots that result when muscle fibers bind together during the healing process, thus contributing to more flexible muscles and joints.
This consists of a series of briskly applied percussion movements, using the hands alternately in cupping, hacking, flicking and pummeling. There are many variations on this stroke. It may be applied with the edge of the hand, with the tips of the fingers, or with a closed fist. Tapotement releases tension and cramping from muscles in spasm.
Orthopedic Massage is a type of massage therapy which is focused on treating painful conditions which may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his or her style for each client, as every person’s body is slightly different. Orthopedic Massage may be recommended by a Physician who wants a patient to pursue multiple treatment modalities.
Orthopedic Massage focuses on problems with client’s musculoskeletal system. A therapist will release tight muscles, help to stretch shortened muscles and tendons and decompress joints. The goal is to normalize the soft tissues of the body, both to traet specific conditions and to keep clients generally healthy and fit.
Geriatric massage, sometimes referred to as elderly massage, is tailored to meet the needs of the elderly population. This form of massage therapy can be used in elderly care programs to decrease symptoms of some diseases commonly found in that population. Let’s look at the benefits of massage therapy on the elderly population.
Elderly massage uses the same basic strokes used in Swedish massage therapy as its foundation.
While there are many healthy seniors, many also suffer from a variety of conditions associated with aging. Geriatric massage can be used to lessen the effects of these conditions increasing quality of life.
The benefits of massage therapy include, increasing the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, relieving stress, improving sleep quality, lowering blood pressure, and calming anxiety.
Massage therapy can also help treat conditions associated with aging, such as:
- sleep disorders
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
Seniors who live in nursing or retirement homes tend to be touch deprived. Massage can help counter the effects of touch deprivation.
Seniors who live in institutions also tend to be physically and verbally agitated because they can no longer care for themselves. When institutionalized seniors are given hand massages they show fewer signs of agitation. Back massages increases the calming effects even more.
Geriatric massages last no longer than 30 minutes and use slow gentle strokes. Therapists trained in this form of massage know how to tailor a massage for the special needs of elderly clients.
MASSAGE RATES VARIES DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH OF THERAPY.
STARTS FROM $55/ HR TO $90 cash pay
Some insurance accepts massage therapy coverage and is limited to workers comp or prescribed by a Doctor.
You should not get a massage if you have these conditions:
- Broken Bones
- Open Bed Aores
- Varicose Veins
- Certain Types of Cancer
- Blood Clots
- have been taking blood thinner or muscle relaxer