The term Medical Massage is not itself a particular technique, but, an outcome based approach utilizing an array of techniques.
What is Medical Massage?
Medical massage is primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. It is also known as clinical massage or treatment massage.
Bonus - At ICAMM, when paired with chiropractic care, Dr. Davis creates treatment plans to address your whole body health to accomplish your goals, whether it's healing pain or getting back in the game.
Medical Massage follows scientifically designed step-by-step protocols. provide faster and sustained results as well as prevent practitioners from aggravating their client’s conditions. Medical Massage therapy is a simple, powerful and safe therapeutic tool to help heal faster with lasting results.
Medical Massage Therapy encompasses different disciplines, specializations and expertise. For example:
• Neuromuscular Therapy aka Trigger Point Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are administered in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence.
Another area of expertise is the Sports Massage including pre and post event sports massage procedures. Pre-event sports massage helps us prepare athletes to perform better as well as prevent sports related injuries. Post-event sports massage is series of methods that focuses on rehabilitating professional athletes and gym enthusiasts from the side effects of vigorous exercise and overtraining.
• Medical Stress Management Massage
Associates important methods in managing side effects of stress including high blood pressure, anxiety, tension headaches, ulcers as well as prevention of aforementioned pathologies.
I've known Dr. Davis for about 9 years now. She is professional, kind and is great at what she does. I'm a massage therapist myself and I've had about 20 major injuries throughout my lifetime. So I'm extremely cautious/picky with whom I let work on me. I work a lot of hours and I'm currently dependent on Stacey to keep my body functioning at a high level. I just saw her again today for a 90 minute massage and I'm feeling ready to tackle another busy week of massage. Thanks Dr. D for all that you do! You're amazing and I appreciate you!
- Jeanne D.