Medical Massage Therapy
What is Medical Massage Therapy?
Medical massage therapy or MMT is a system of massage that employs various manual manipulations to specific areas of patient pain and discomfort. This system follows a medical massage protocol that includes assessing joint mobility and range of motion, taking soft tissue findings, and applying a soft hand technique to the treatment areas.
Massage Treatment Modalities
Medical massage therapy employs the use of various treatment modalities which include several different forms of heat, cold, and water therapy, as well as electrotherapy, light therapy, and medicated oils.
Medical massage therapy is focused on providing excellent patient education to encourage each patient to become involved in their own treatment & healing process.
Goals and Benefits
of Medical Massage Therapy
Medical massage therapy is aimed at attaining patient-centered goals which include:
- Decreasing patient pain/discomfort
- Decreasing soft tissue inflammation
- Normalizing soft/connective tissue
- Increasing range of motion
Medical massage therapy provides the following benefits:
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Reduces stress
- Speeds up muscle recovery
- Encourages the body’s natural healing response
- Stimulates the immune system
Certified Massage Therapists
Providing patient-specific treatments
All of our Certified Massage Therapists are graduates of Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts & Sciences. They have studied Medical Massage Therapy with the instruction of human biology principles, anatomical science and the use of hands for soft tissue relaxation, recovery and rehabilitation. All are members of the American Manual Medicine Association, and are clinically trained as allied health professionals to work with patients of all ages – infants to elderly.
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