What is the difference between non-clinical massage and clinical massage?
Clinical massage (also known as medical massage) and normal massage differ significantly in their settings, intentions, techniques, assessments, and overall approach.
Clinical massage is primarily conducted in physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinics, with a focus on medical necessity and problem-solving. It aims to treat conditions like headaches, muscle tightness, joint stiffness, and back pain through thorough assessments that identify specific issues. Practitioners are trained in techniques like trigger point release, myofascial release, and sports massage, often incorporating physiotherapy methods for quicker recovery. A clinical massage session starts from $180, reflecting its specialized nature.
In contrast, normal massage is sought purely for relaxation and is typically offered at wellness spas or massage parlors. It includes techniques like Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, and hot stone massage, providing clients with stress relief and enjoyment. Practitioners usually have basic massage certifications or on-the-job training. The price range varies widely, starting from $50 and reaching up to $600.
While traditional massage focuses on relaxing, stress relief and overall well-being, clinical massage is a solution focused to treat your condition.
Why choose our clinical massage therapy?
We specialize in clinical massage therapy by skilled therapists with physiotherapy background.
At Physioclinic Heal360, our approach is different from wellness or beauty spa offerings, such as Balinese massage, Javanese massage, Thai massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, aromatherapy massage, Tuina massage, Osteopathy, or Malay Massage.
What to expect during your clinical massage session
Our skilled therapists possess an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology, ensuring a safe and effective experience that mitigates the risk of discomfort or tissue injury during the massage.
We first begin with a comprehensive initial assessment to determine the suitability of massage for addressing specific conditions. Massage techniques are then integrated with medical-based techniques.
Why clinical massage
Clinical massage is a scientifically driven discipline which involves precise and methodical manipulation of body tissues. This hands-on therapy is strategically designed to normalize the function of muscles, tendons, nerves, and joints. Through various manual techniques, we facilitate the body’s natural healing process, all without the potential side effects associated with pharmaceutical interventions.
Unlike non-clinical massage, this form of massage is often recommended by medical professionals for injury rehabilitation and the management of pain conditions.
Start your journey towards optimal health
Book your clinical massage session with Physioclinic Heal360. We are committed to your holistic health. Be pain free today and live bigger, live better!
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, muscle strain, back pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia
|Client requests Purely for Relaxation and enjoyment|
|Assessment/ Understanding of needs & condition||Quick Subjective and Objective Physical Examination before customizing for correct types of massage and able to identify specific bodily parts which are more tight, or locate muscle knots.||Perform accordingly to types of massage requested
|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||Good knowledge of body anatomy and physiology, understanding of medical conditions/ musculoskeletal conditions/ pathology
|Basic massage course certifications or on-the-job training.|
|Prices Payment||Affordable range $130 onwards, depending on severity of condition & duration required
|Wide range from $50- $600
At heal360 Physioclinic, our massage therapist are well experienced, and will perform a quick assess your condition before implementing a effective clinical massage.