Many of us can benefit from a massage — it’s a great way to improve wellness, help with pain, and more. If you have a medical condition, you should check with your doctor and have a conversation with your massage therapist. For those who are pregnant, a prenatal massage can help alleviate pain and swelling.
The goal of medical techniques is to produce permanent changes or in some cases, such as paraplegia, to maintain the health of the tissue. The results of medical massage are noted by a reduction of pain or discomfort for longer periods of time between sessions. Below you will find a general guideline outlining the major differences between medical and therapeutic massage. However, I strongly recommend asking the advice of your therapist if you have any reason to believe that medically geared massage would be more beneficial to you than therapeutic massage, please don’t hesitate to arrange for a consultation with Nicola.