Medical massage is often confused with treatments like physical therapy and chiropractic care, and while it can work with these types of treatments, medical massage is actually unique. It can help many different people with a variety of physical conditions, and is a specialized treatment process that’s designed to be an alternative or complement to physical therapy, chiropractic, and other medical care.
Specifically, medical massage, which is also called clinical or treatment massage, is a message that revolves around creating a specific outcome and curing or easing physical ailments. Because of this it’s often referred to as an outcome-based massage. Most medical massages use different forms of pressure applied to muscles or tendons by the hands or medical devices, and can use a variety of different techniques to help you with issues you may have resulting from sports injuries, tension, automotive accidents, and other injuries. Medical massages can even help with certain physical diseases and inflammation.
Professionally Trained Massage Therapists
At Medical Massage of Delaware our specially educated massage therapists are professionally trained to give you the best medical massage available. A professional massage therapist will begin by reviewing your health, current condition, and the medical massage options that are available for you. Your medical massage treatment can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and chiropractic care as well.
Techniques that our medical massage therapists may suggest and use include strain counter strain, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, positional release, trigger point therapy, active therapy, and rehabilitative stretching. Most of these types of techniques apply different amounts of pressure to different types of tissue. The goal of each of them is to release tension, help muscles relax and stress, ease pain, and help patients move easier.
Each specific medical massage technique listed above is unique, and applies to different situations. Medical Massage of Delaware employs all of these techniques, and we have trained professionals who know how to use their hands, as well as different massage tools, to achieve the most beneficial outcome. If you’re interested in any of these techniques, or in which one would help you with the physical issue you’re facing, our professional massage therapists are ready to help.
Some of the specific medical conditions that can be treated with these different techniques are carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, fibromyalgia, restless legs syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome as well as others. These medical conditions are very specific, and if you’re dealing with one of these issues your doctor may suggest medical massage to help alleviate your symptoms.
In addition to these medical conditions, medical massage can help you with a variety of other, more common conditions that can cause pain and irritation as well. Medical massages can help alleviate back and neck pain, migraines and other headaches, pregnancy pain, constipation, and repeated use injuries like tennis elbow. All of these conditions can cause pain, and affect your quality of life. If you’re repeatedly dealing with any of these issues, asking your doctor about medical massages or consulting one of our medical massage therapists may help you find a solution.
Treatment Tailored to You
Depending on the specific condition you’re dealing with, whether it’s back or neck pain or a medical disease, your medical massage treatment will be tailored to you. It will revolve around reaching or creating a particular outcome that will enrich your life, alleviate specific symptoms of your condition, or decrease the amount of pain that you’re in.
If you are referred to us by a doctor or other healthcare professional, your medical massage therapy may even be covered by insurance, which means our massages can not only help your body, but may be easy on your wallet as well.
Whether or not a medical massage is covered by your an insurance plan, however, there are a range of treatment options and prices that may work for you. Each one is designed to deal with specific issues that you may be facing, and help you live a healthier life with less pain. If you’re dealing with pain caused by a car accident, traumatic injury, neck or shoulder issues, or a specific medical condition, a medical massage may help reduce your symptoms and alleviate your pain.
With the option for insurance coverage, a wide range of different techniques that can be applied to common pain, headaches, and specific medical conditions, there are countless ways that medical massages may help you. So if you’re experiencing chronic pain or have a doctor recommendation, come see us at Medical Massage of Delaware, and we’ll look into the best treatment available for you.