Medical massage is a branch of massage therapy that gives a myriad of benefits. It is a routine that is recommended by a physician after performing a comprehensive examination on the patient and determining that a medical massage is needed for the patient.
Medical massage means that it has been prescribed by a medical doctor or that the client/patient prefers a physical medicine approach to their ailment. The physician will usually refer the patient to undergo a specific treatment related to massage therapy. Those suffering from various conditions such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, severe headaches, spasms in the muscle, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other types of disorders and illnesses have many health benefits from this kind of massage.
Scientific and medical evidence has discovered the various forms of massage are good for the heart and heart-related problems. A medical massage reduces the amount of work and strain the heart goes through in various medical conditions. Many conditions are corrected when the massage therapist provides a massage that stimulates the blood vessels to carry blood to all sections and organs in the body. With this, the other organs help the heart to fight off any illnesses or disorders that are affecting the body.
These types of massage can be used in a clinic for a variety of purposes, including:
As a way to offer symptom management to psychiatric patients, some psychiatrists or psychologists may offer this type of massage as an adjunct to therapy. Certain medical practices, such as an Orthopedist may offer this massage to patients during their appointments. This is a great way to determine if the massage is actually something the patient can follow through with as well as whether this type of therapy is going to be beneficial to the patient.