Orthopaedic Massage is an advanced discipline within the field of medical massage.
Orthopaedic massage focuses on problems with the client’s musculoskeletal system. During the session I may release tight muscles, help to stretch shortened muscles and tendons, and decompress joints. The goal is to normalize the soft tissues of the body, both to treat specific conditions and to keep clients generally healthy and fit.
The first step in an orthopaedic massage session is functional assessment, in which I will talk to you about the underlying condition and examine the area of interest. Then, we establish a treatment plan, which considers the physiological effects of various massage techniques as well as specific home care advice.
This style of massage is very flexible, since it integrates a wide range of bodywork styles with the end goal of improving your condition.
Orthopaedic massage may be recommended by a physician who wants his client to pursue multiple treatment modalities; however you can also see an orthopaedic massage therapist independently.
Conditions treated are: chronic pain, sport injuries and MSDs (MusculoSkeletal Disorders) including Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs) (ligament sprain), Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) (tendinosis) or overuse Syndromes (tendinitis)
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