Medical Massage can be prescribed by a physician (though not necessary), and involves an examination in which the ROOT CAUSE of the pain/disorder is discovered and rectified in a minimal number of visits (usually between 4 and 10 visits, depending on the severity of the disorder).
My practice focuses on medical massage for conditions like low back and neck pain, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel, and I offer the more traditional wellness massage, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point.
If you have been injured in a car accident or on the job, or if you have another injury or condition for which medical massage is necessary, your doctor may give you a prescription for massage. I work with medical doctors, naturopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other health care practitioners, providing massage care when it is medically indicated for their patients.
What is the difference between medical massage and wellness massage? Medical Massage is an outcome-based, physician-directed, and scientifically grounded healing modality. As with physical therapy sessions, medical massage sessions are prescribed by a physician for specific issues and are limited to a physician-designated course of treatment, and can be compensated through insurance*.
* Please note: I do not file insurance for you. I can give you proper documentation so that you can self file.