The Beginner's Guide To Medical Massages
If you're a newbie to the world of medical massage, it can be hard to know where to start. How does it work? Which technique is best for your needs? Is there an ideal frequency of treatment sessions? This article will answer some commonly asked questions and provide information on what you can expect from each type of session.
What Is A Medical Massage?
Generally, medical massage is used to help with injuries and has a combination of deep tissue techniques. A medical massage can be done in the general practitioner's office or at an outpatient clinic that specializes in injury recovery services. Medical massages are also referred to as clinical massages because they are used for recovering from various kinds of conditions including sports-related injuries. It's a type of massage that is given by people who are trained to work with the medical community.
This form of massage therapy has been around for centuries, but it wasn't until recently that doctors started to prescribe them as an effective way to reduce pain and relax muscles in patients with chronic conditions.
What Conditions Require The Help Of Medical Massage?
Medical massage is used to treat a wide range of conditions including pain, stress-related disorders, and mental health issues. These are just some examples of the conditions that may require medical massage treatment:
Anxiety and stress-related complaints
Chronic neck or back pain
Jaw Pain (Temporomandibular joint disorder)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recovery from surgeries
The best thing about medical massages is they aren’t targeted at specific conditions but rather help improve your overall wellbeing.
Types Of Medical Massages
The lymphatic system helps fight infections and diseases by removing toxins from the body. Lymph nodes work to filter out germs and bacteria in the body, but they can get backed up over time. This buildup of fluid is what leads people back to their doctors for medical massage therapy sessions. By massaging your lymph nodes you can boost your immune function and help reduce chances of illness or infection.
Myofascial release is a type of massage that focuses on the fascia. This connective tissue can be found throughout your entire body. It covers and protects every muscle, organ, bone, blood vessel, and nerve in your system. In addition to this protective role, the myofascial also plays an important part in the movement by helping muscles contract and relax properly when you walk or bend down for example. When there are restrictions within this fascia it can cause pain from tension headaches through to back pain which stops people from being able to move freely without discomfort.
It's highly beneficial for people who are in the fitness industry or spend a lot of their day sitting at desks hunched over computers - especially if they have bad posture!
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger point massage therapy is a type of medical massage, where the therapist applies direct pressure to your muscles. The pressure will help relieve pain and tension in those specific areas. It may also benefit health by improving blood flow and circulation around that area as well as decreasing muscle spasms or cramps which can be caused by overworking muscles.
For example, if you had back discomfort, the therapist would apply pressure to any trigger points on your spine in order to release any excess build-up of stress hormones like cortisol. Depending on how many trigger points are being targeted at once, this sort of therapy might take longer than other types; nevertheless, it is well worth it for fast relief!
Prenatal massage is a type of medical massage that focuses on the mother's comfort during her pregnancy. It can help to reduce any aches and pains, swelling, anxiety/depressive symptoms, improve sleep quality and promote blood circulation in addition to helping mothers feel more in control over their body which in turn will lead them to have increased feelings of confidence about themselves as well being able to connect better with their baby inside them.
The most common type of medical massage therapy is reflexology. It's the practice of using pressure or touch on parts of your hands, feet, and ears in order to treat related areas throughout the body for health benefits. Reflexologists believe that these points correspond to specific organs and systems within our bodies, so by pressing on them we can clear away negative energy which might be causing problems with those parts.
This treatment isn’t just about treating physical ailments either - many people find it helpful when trying to break free from mental blocks too. Anyone who has ever had a foot massage knows how good they are at making us feel relaxed!
Learning more about medical massage can help you make the right decision for your health. We hope this guide has helped answer some of your questions and given you a better understanding of what is involved with receiving a medical massage, but if not, or if there are any further questions that come up after reading, please don't hesitate to give us call!