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Rehabilitative Medical Massage

22 Oct Posted by in Blog, Massage | Comments Off on Rehabilitative Medical Massage

medical massageRehabilitative medical massage is a unique type of therapy that’s performed under medical supervision. In most cases, both the doctor and the rehabilitative massage therapist collaborate together in order to determine the ideal procedure to benefit the patient based on the doctor’s diagnosis and medical prescriptions. The therapist targets the affected areas that were pre-examined by the doctor and then uses a variety of techniques and various modalities on those key areas, some of which may include muscle testing, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, position release, rehabilitative stretching procedures, and neuromuscular therapy.

Rehabilitative medical massage can offer several amazing benefits, such as alleviating general pain and allowing the muscles to naturally relax; improving the nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems; allowing better mobility and muscular activity; and decreasing myofascial trigger points and more.

Massage therapy is typically used in conjunction with a combination of other helpful treatments to address the following conditions:

• Muscle spasms and spasticity
• Back and/or neck pain
• Tension headaches
• Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Therapeutic massage is often used as an integral part of a patient’s rehabilitation program and can greatly improve the following:

• Reduce overall pain
• Improve posture
• Reduce swelling in key areas and joints
• Enhance flexibility
• Stimulate proper blood flow
• Increase vigor and vitality

Length of Therapy

How long a patient needs to undergo rehabilitative massage therapy primarily depends on the doctor’s prescription and diagnosis along with how well the targeted area is responding to treatment. And, just like any other kind of massage therapy or medical treatment, it must be performed on a regular basis in order to achieve the most success.

Rehabilitative medical massage may be an ideal alternative when everything else has failed in addressing certain physical issues. Nothing is more debilitating or depressing than going through life in a constant state of pain and suffering when it could be avoided by implementing these proven strategies.