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MEDICAL MASSAGE - This is result driven work
This treatment is methodically, administered based on the location and level of injury as a result of an auto accident, work related or sport related injury. Examples of injuries are whiplash, shoulder injury, back pain strain or sprain, tennis elbow, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome or injured knees or ankles. These types of issues require specific treatments in specific order to maximize effectiveness and sometimes can be painful.
There are a few different methodologies used to address different conditions, concerns or injuries. Here are the ones utilized:
AMT - Active Myofascial Therapy - This therapy is ACTIVE both myself and the client are actively working together to target a specific issue. WE work with clothes on (Prefer client to where work out clothes) we target a muscle and move through active and passive movements and discuss the effect the activity is having during the process - we may use bands or other tools as well. A continuous assessment of the treatment is in play. The therapy is given in a methodical way.
MFR - Myofascial Release Therapy - This therapy is interactive, but not necessarily Active. There are several techniques I am train, if we are utilizing traditional MFR, you may be unclothed under sheet and only working the area draped. If we are working with chalk or disom, then client is preferred to be clothed (work out clothes) - the intention is to effect the fascia allowing the muscles to return to "normal" function without pain.
DTM - Deep Tissue Massage - for medical treatment this technique is to help break up scar tissue and fascial adhesion that create imbalances and compensation patterns in the body. DTM is for very specific muscles. this technique can be painful and is not for any full body work
MFR and DTM can be combined in one treatment session and as all medical massage treatment sessions, these are interactive with continuous assessment.
These treatments are set up as a treatment plan. Before, during and after assessments are made and documented as well as suggested activities for long term corrections are made. Treatment adjustments are made based on assessments.
The treatment may have a combination of modalities in which I am trained to maximize the desired results of the client. Each treatment is uniquely designed to maximize the client's desired affect or goal. This treatment is for the reduction of stress, soft tissue tension, and basic aches and pains.
Like in Medical Massage, I also use MFR and DTM techniques. The difference is intent and application of the techniques. Such as, we are working in a more general way, so we will not be measuring specificity with tools like the goniometer and posture assessments or creating specific goals to a medically refereed complaint/condition.
When it comes to therapeutic, we work from session to session and adapt as needed. Sometimes, tight and sore muscles or areas of tension need more than just a firm pressure and that is when we implement Trigger Point, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release to help the areas that are stuck so to speak.
Again, Therapeutic is a general approach to day to day living and work to reduce stress and discomfort and improve mood and circulation.