Medical Massage at our Smithtown office can be used to help with a number of different types of conditions and is usually incorporated into a more holistic health care plan.
All massage can be therapeutic and beneficial, but Medical Massage is regulated to be used in care plans for specific health conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and migraines. Medical Massage uses many of the techniques available in Traditional Massage, such as active stretch release therapy. As stated, the regulation for Medical Massage—by the American Medical Massage Association (AMMA)—is what sets itself apart from Traditional Massage therapy. This regulation has allowed massage therapy to enter the medical community mainstream, as well as provide patients with better outcomes.
You can consult with your doctor to see if Medical Massage can help benefit your condition. For more information about medical conditions that can benefit from Medical Massage therapy, visit the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.