Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue and is intended to promote flexibility, mobility, to get relief from symptoms, to heal injuries, and to promote overall wellness.
Through pressing, rubbing, stretching, manipulating and mobilizing muscles and other soft tissues with hands, fingers, forearms, elbows massage therapists relieve the physical tension from the body. This helps to relax the mind and the nervous system. Thus promoting flexibility, mobility, immunity, renewed ability to get relief from medical symptoms, help with healing processes of the body from chronic injuries, and just to promote overall health and well-being.
Massage extends thousands of years into out past. According to archaeological research and evidence many ancient civilizations practiced massage, including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia. It would be very foolish not to utilize and get benefits from such powerful clinical manual modality.
Clinical Massage Therapy aka Medical Massage Therapy
Clinical Massage Therapy (CMT) also known as Medical Massage Therapy is a very effective manual therapy modality. CMT is natural, non-invasive treatment modality with zero side effects. Clinical Massage Therapy is used all across the world in medical clinics to address and manage variety of health conditions.
One of the main values that Clinical/Medical Massage Therapy provides besides being a highly effective form of manual therapy is, the zero negative side effects factor. Plus, proper clinical massage session feels amazing, when performed by an experienced, skillful therapist.
Clinical Massage Therapy is one of the most sought after treatment modalities by patients for injury, pain and stress management. CMT is a powerful and great stand alone treatment modality and usually is prescribed as a course of treatment sessions. But it is also a great supportive modality in tendon with the main treatment and plan of care. Clinical Massage Therapy is a great supportive modality while you’re in physical therapy, post surgical recovery, pre surgical preparation, chemo, mental recovery, or during pregnancy.
Based on unique conditions of each patient Clinical Massage is mostly recommended two to three times per week in the beginning of the treatment course until the symptoms start to simmer down. Clinical course of massage treatment generally is 10 to 12 visits within the first 4 to 6 weeks. After the initial stage of treatment, patients come in once a week and eventually biweekly or once a month.
Clinical Massage also is a great strategic approach for wellness, disease prevention and health maintenance.
CLINICAL/MEDICAL Massage Therapy Health Benefits:
Fast Stress Relieve
Lower blood pressure
Managing Low Back Pain
Help Chronic Neck Pain
Healing of Neck/Shoulder Strain
Reduce Muscle Tension
Enhance Exercise Performance
Increase Range of Motion
Prevents Sports-Related Injuries
Relieve Tension Headaches
Decreased Migraine Frequency
Health Skin Benefits
Increase Circulation Blood /Lymph
Improve Brain/Nervous System Health
Sleep Better and Deeper
Ease Symptoms of Depression
Improve Cardiovascular Health
Reduce Pain of Osteoarthritis
Decrease Stress in Cancer patients
Improve balance in Older Adults
Decrease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Help Fibromyalgia Pain
Relieve Postoperative Pain
Temper facts of dementia
Decrease Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Here is A list of conditions THAT CAN BE TREATED AND IMPROVED BY REGULAR CLINICAL massage therapy or Myofascial release (MFR) TREATMENTS:
General muscle tension
Low back pain
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
Sever and Mild Stress
Supportive treatment during pregnancy
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) (TMJ Issues)
Headaches and Migraines
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendonitis (tennis/golfers elbow, jumpers knee, achilles)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Whiplash Associated Disorder
Supportive treatment for cancer patients
Massage Techniques THAT WE USE
Relaxation Massage/Lexington: Combination of Swedish and Relaxation Massage Techniques, to relax the body and create feelings of well-being in the mind. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.
Athletic Sports Massage: for pre work out, post-event, for specific functional benefits, deep-relaxation and sourness recovery. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions).
General and Clinical Deep Tissue Massages: beneficial for accelerated sports injury healing, accident-related injuries rehabilitation for new or conic conditions. Only available 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.
Neuromuscular Massage: Combination of light touch massage work and meditative techniques, to effectively release and manage mental/emotional stress. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.
Trigger Point Work/Shiatsu: Combination of soft tissue manipulations and myofascial release techniques, alternative to deep tissue, great for chronic issues. Only available as 60 and 90-minute sessions.
QiGong Massage: Combination of TCM massage techniques that help to free the meridians from tension and increase the flow of Qi/Chi, the neural energy of the body. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.
Other Specialized Techniques:
Somatic Therapeutic Bodywork
Somatic Self-Therapy Techniques
Therapeutic Somatic Exercise
Active Joint Mobility Training
Advanced Kettlebell Training
Mongolian Qi Massage
Dry Qigong Massage
Tibetan Dry Massage
Qigong Training: Fundamentals
Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
Vipassana (Available only for advanced practitioners)
Tummo (Available only for advanced practitioners)