Medical Massage Everett, WA
What is a Medical Massage?
A medical massage is any type of massage therapy prescribed by your doctor to treat a specific area of pain and discomfort. The purpose of a medical massage treatment will help the healing process of the body.
Healing Benefits of a Medical Massage
Decrease Acute or Chronic Pain
Decrease existing levels of acute or chronic pain by aiding in fluid reduction, reduction of swollen tissue, and a lower release level of stress or hormones throughout the whole body.
Reduce the amount of inflammation existing at the site of injury.
Increase the amount of endorphins in the body to assist in an improved recovery at the emotional level as well as the physical level.
Increase Oxygen and Nutrients
Increase oxygen and nutrients supply to tissues throughout the body via aiding quicker blood cell movement by efficient travel through the body’s arteries to deliver oxygen and nutrients as needed in the body at the cellular level.
Decrease swelling in extremities of the body by helping improve the functioning of the lymphatic system and encourage fluid movement to move in a balanced fashion to satisfy the body’s needs. This will assist in cases of edema, injured tissue, and post operative surgery swelling at surgical site.
Reduce Scar Tissue
Increase reduction of existing scar tissue. This will aid by improving flexibility of specific muscle groups located at injury site by causing the inner layers of the skin and underlying muscle tissues where scar tissue has formed to break down abnormal cells and dissolve them as needed.
Increase the functional mobility of joints involved at injury location.
Medical Conditions and Treatment Types
There are several medical conditions that can result in you needing a medical massage treatment. Our massage therapists are experienced in using massage therapy to assist with a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopedic medical conditions. Below you will find a list of medical conditions and the massage treatment.
List of Medical Conditions for Potentially Needing a Medical Massage
- Computer Neck
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back pain
- Degenerative Disc pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Neck pain
- Whiplash (also called neck sprain)
- Headaches (tension, migraine and cervicogenic)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
List of Massage Treatment Types
All of these different treatments are designed to help the different systems in your body which consist of lymphatic, circulatory, muscular, nervous, respiratory and the skeletal. Exact Treatment type depends on your medical condition. Treatments types include:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Graston Technique
- Therapeutic Swedish Massage
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Laser Therapy
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Sports Massage
- Myofascial Release Massage
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Technique
- Connective Tissue Massage
- Neuromuscular Re-education Massage
- Positional Release Therapy
- Pregnancy Massage
- Geriatric Massage
- Polarity Therapy
- Somatic Therapy
- Reflexology Massage
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
Are you ready to experience the many benefits of medical massage? You can schedule an appointment with Hanson Chiropractic by calling 425-678-3579.