What Is a Medical Massage?

If you have had a spa massage before, you may wonder how it differs from a medical massage.  involve kneading the muscles of the body by a trained therapist, medical massage differs in technique and intended result.

Spa massages are typically a gentler Swedish style of massage specifically intended for relaxation. A medical massage is customized to your unique condition, usually intended to help the body recover from injury, physical or emotional stress, traumas, or illness, and utilizes several different therapeutic techniques in the session. At Massage Works LLC, our therapists use a combination of Swedish, trigger-point therapy, myofascial techniques, deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology, and aromatherapy to encourage both physical and emotional healing.

Who Can Benefit From a Medical Massage?

Anyone from children to seniors of all activity levels can benefit from medical massage.Medical Massage can help a variety of conditions including:

  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Postural conditions
  • Chronic illness/cancer
  • Sports injuries/Rehab of injuries
  • Trauma (emotional/physical)
  • Repetitive stress disorders

In addition, we offer medical massage for people as part of their post-operative care. It is an effective type of massage in helping people recover from surgery or injury more quickly. Whether you suffer from a chronic condition such as headaches, repetitive stress injuries or postural conditions, acute situations, or just need stress relief, massage therapy can bring you pain relief and relaxation.