Medical Massage is specifically designed to treat any combination of four listed conditions.
4 Conditions for Medical Massage
1. Sustained contractions
2. Increased tissue waste
3. Decrease of elasticity
4. Increase of fascial adhesions
Many clients and athletes come in for massages to treat an immediate pain, or to provide treatment for a chronic condition affecting their health.
Should someone be involved in an accident or a condition arises that they consult their physician, a prescription could be issued for physical therapy or medical massage. Many Physical Therapists do no provide manual massage services and refer the client to a medical massage practitioner.