Why massage?

Medical massage treatment is a missing piece in our current health care model. Deductibles are high and difficulties to afford co-pay 3x a week for physical therapy or chiropractic visits. 

Today, many modern physicians are prescribing medical massage therapy. 

More often than not, muscle and soft tissues contribute to pain. Often stretching and exercise will reinforce the bad patterns your body is in that made the issue come about. Is the muscle ready to be stretched or handle the exercise under increased tension under load (weighs, bands, etc.)?!

Treating chronic pain with medicine, physical therapy, or surgery often fails, fall short or lasts for a short while. Often resurfacing.   

What is available to SOLVE or CORRECT the underlying problem(s)? 

prehabtherapy fills this solution gap in healthcare for your with advanced massage treatments, manual therapy and muscle energy techniques. 

•A massage is not just a massage!

•We focus to find the root of the issue and treat it effectively and safely. 

Advanced massage techniques 

Many have neck tension, pain, loss of motion and even headaches. Get relief today with our proven protocols of treatment. 

You can see a chiropractor…

You can get a script for meds or one for physical therapy…

You can live with it…

Or see a massage specialist. The manual therapy or soft tissue techniques are the same, however, it’s our specialty. 

4 Differences Between Massage Envy and a Private Massage Practice

Visiting a massage chain like Massage Envy can be a very different experience than that of visiting a massage therapist in private practice. Each offers different nuances, perks and business models to their clients. This post outlines some of the differences you can expect, although you should always expect nothing less than to leave feeling better than you did before your treatment.

More here…From: Anatomy of Wellness

Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Before working as a clinical massage therapist in the physical therapy field, I had no idea how many people were walking around with shoulder pain and decreased range of motion in their shoulders. Now I find myself working on just as many shoulders as I do backs and necks. This blog post will give you the basics on shoulder pain/dysfunction and how massage therapy can help.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint and therefore VERY mobile, and with great mobility comes the potential for great instability and dysfunction. If we sit in front of a computer all day, slouch our shoulders, and never work out our backs and the backs of our shoulders, we are asking for trouble! This is a big part of the reason so many of us have shoulder pain.

Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain

What can go wrong with the shoulder?

  • Muscle strains
  • Postural strains/muscle imbalance
  • Muscle/tendon tears
  • Cartilage tears
  • Frozen Shoulder (aka Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Bursitis, Tendonitis, Arthritis, and all other “itis” words!

    When should I go to the doctor?

    When in doubt, get it checked out! This is a good rule of thumb. If there is any doubt that you have something seriously wrong with your shoulder, you should see a doctor, physical therapist, or athletic trainer right way. Here are some signs you should not ignore:

    • Pain that persists for more than two weeks
    • Physical deformity of the joint
    • Pain accompanied by redness, swelling, numbness
    • Sudden swelling
    • Loss of function or inability to use the joint

    Can massage therapy help?

    Absolutely! There are a lot of conditions in which an experienced clinical massage therapist can help you with. If you are a non-surgical candidate (meaning your doctor says you don’t need surgery, or he/she wants you to try the conservative route first), massage therapy can help. To be clear, a massage will not ‘cure’ your condition (arthritis, bursitis, tear, etc), but it can help your shoulder move and function the way it was intended and therefore relieve stress and strain on the muscles and tendons and prevent future inflammation. A clinical massage therapist can help with the following:

    • Decrease pain from Trigger Points
    • Help increase range of motion by loosening shortened musculature
    • Gently stretch the joint to increase range of motion
    • Break up adhesions (scarred down muscle tissue) around the shoulder
    • Encourage proper body mechanics through muscle and trigger point work
    • Promote healing by using various techniques to increase circulation, shorten healing times

    What if I had surgery?

    If you have already had shoulder surgery, massage therapy can help, but you just need to be more careful. Make sure you have the okay from your doctor and physical therapist and that the massage therapist you are seeing has a solid understanding of your doctor’s protocol and any contraindications. Remember: Massage therapy is NOT a replacement for PT after surgery; it is a complement to your prescribed treatment.

    If you have chronic shoulder pain, shoulder pain that more conventional treatment hasn’t fixed, or if you are trying the conservative route before surgery, call a clinical massage therapist and see if they can help.

    Source: Athletico