Medical Massage is result oriented with the treatment plan specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. Our therapists are trained to take a thorough case history for each patient interested in a chance at healing through medical massage. The pre-treatment assessment will attempt to isolate the primary source of pain, the cause as well as any underlying issues. Our therapists recognize the importance secondary factors often play in the aggravation of the injured muscles and tendons. Some of the question that we may ask ate Have you been to a doctor? What was the diagnosis? Are you taking any prescription medication? When did the pain begin? Have you had any imaging of the trauma site? Are there any actions in your daily course of living you re unable to complete. It is both reckless and potentially risky for a Therapist to begin any kind of aggressive therapy without completing this health history.
What types of therapy are considered Medical Massage? Medical Massage Therapy is used as part of the treatment plan for many medical issues. Many forms of massage therapy can be therapeutic when applied by a skilled and knowledgeable therapist; therefore, medical massage is not limited to any particular specific technique.
Here are a few of the more common forms of medical massage:
- Orthopedic Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Positional Release
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Active Therapy Techniques
- Rehabilitative Stretching Procedures
Body Sage Massage provides the ultimate in relaxation and stress relief with our Heated Comfort Craft Table. With this table we are able to provide Orthopedic massage during spinal decompression. Doing so allows for faster recovery of lower back pain. This table also allows for optimal height adjustment so that you will receive the most out of your personalized massage.
What types of medical conditions are candidates for medical massage?
Many conditions such as Chronic Pain, Auto Accident and Sports Injuries, Treatment for Cancer Patients can be treated by our certified medical massage therapists. Give us a call or ask your doctor if massage might help you. Below are a couple of examples of how massage therapy can help:
Tendonitis: Treatments for tendonitis are intended to heal the injured tendon. Restricted activity, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, elevation, compression, and splinting are the first lines of treatment for tendonitis. Massage for tendonitis may help relieve excessive tension and help prevent the buildup of scar tissue with hands on manipulation of the affected area. Icing may be done before and after massage to provide pain relief.
Fibromyalgia: Massage is an effective, natural treatment for Fibromyalgia symptoms (FMS). When managing your Fibromyalgia symptoms, alleviating the constant pain is a big factor, but so is managing your other symptoms.
Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms (FMS):
- Poor sleep
- Widespread pain and tender points
- Tension headache
- Depression and anxiety
DID YOU KNOW: Oregon law requires that all auto insurance companies provide personal injury protection benefits (PIP) when issuing your insurance policy. Oregon PIP pays for medical bills as well as ongoing lost wages, medication, and care in your home while recovering from an auto accident regardless of who is at fault. At a minimum, the state of Oregon requires the coverage of medical costs for up to one year or $15,000. A prescription or referral from a primary care physician (MD) or chiropractor (DC) is all that is required for PIP to cover massage therapy.
It is your legal right to choose the Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist with whom you would like to work!