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A Medical Massage is a result oriented treatment that is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician.
A Physical Therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription. It therefore goes beyond a typical massage, and requires the scope of a Physical Therapist’s practice, working from a doctor’s diagnosis. Medical Massages are known to have great results, including treatment of sore or tight muscles, nerve compression or entrapment, sciatica, spasms, pain, and inflammation. A Medical Massage can also aid in the restoration of suppleness and strength of muscles, alleviating stress, improving circulation, and increases flexibility and range of motion. An improved posture and coordination can also result, preventing future chronic pain conditions before they occur.