Medical Massage Therapy
While general massage stimulates muscles and eases minor aches and pains, massage therapy is targeted medical treatment. Holgistic’s skilled practitioners utilize their understanding of anatomy and physiology to address each patient’s specific issues. Also known as clinical or treatment massage, massage therapy gets to the source of soft tissue imbalance issues. This is typically achieved through a series of massage treatments.
Using general massage methods to cure localized problems, the therapist focuses medical massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription. Both the patient and practitioner sharing the goal of achieving structural changes within the body.
Patients choose Holgistic for massage therapy to treat pain from conditions such as arthritis, sciatica and muscle spasms. Generally, medical massage therapists work with patients according to a doctor’s prescription, but non-prescribed therapy also may be administered to address patients where assessment shows soft tissue imbalances.
Somatic and craniosacral therapies aimed at relieving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical traumas are also available. Therapists are state licensed and have skills and training to release nerves entrapped by muscle, break down scar tissue and handle edema and lymphatic mobilization along with myofascial release.