Massages are usually performed by a massage therapist to relief pain, relax muscles, promote relaxation and well-being.
Clinical massage therapy, or known as medical massage, is a medical form of massage that is usually performed by well trained massage therapists who worked with physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, athletic sports trainers. Our therapist has extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body, thus reducing risk of causing pain or injuring the tissues during a normal massage.
Medical Massage, in medicine, is the systematic and scientific manipulation of body tissues, performed with the hands for therapeutic effect to normalize muscles, tendons, nerve and joints function. It consists of various manual techniques aims to aid the body heals itself fast without side effects of drugs. This type of massage is also prescribed by doctors for injuries rehabilitation and pain conditions.
Differences between Clinical Massage & Normal Massage
|Clinical Massage/ Medical Massage||Normal Massage|
|Settings||Physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinics||Wellness SPA, massage palour|
|Intention||Medical necessity Scientific, Problem Solving Treatment of conditions such as: – Headaches/ Migraine/ Insomnia- Muscle tightness– Joint stiffness
– Body aches & pain
– General Fatigue
|Client requests Purely for Relaxation and enjoyment|
|Assessment/ Understanding of needs & condition
|Subjective and Objective Physical Examination before customizing for correct types of massage
Time taken: Est.10-15 minutes
|Understand clients needs.
Time taken: Est.1-5 minutes
|Techniques||Clinical massage techniques: – Trigger point release- Myofascial release- Muscle energy- Deep friction massage – Joint mobilizations – Manipulations – Craniosacral therapy – Sports massage – Orthopedic massage May add in physiotherapy treatment techniques to speed up recovery||Relaxation massages like: – Swedish massage-Aromatherapy massage- Deep relaxation massage- Body massage – Hot stone massage – Mud massage – Balinese massage – Thai massage – Shiatsu – Stress Relief massage – Reflexology|
|Training & Experiences||Advanced medical training in diplomas or degrees, with knowledge: – Physiotherapy- Orthopedics assessment and treatments available- Medical conditions/ pathology||Basic massage course certifications|
|Prices Payment||Affordable range $100 onwards, depending on severity of condition & duration required
May be insurance claimable
|Wide range from $10- $600
At heal360 Physioclinic, our massage therapist will assess your condition before implementing a effective clinical massage.