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Beyond Pampering...Medical Massage Can Be Just What The Doctor Ordered For Many Conditions!

Some people say that the massage experience is the ultimate in pampering.  In truth, it can be much more than that.  There is a form of massage known as medical massage. With proper training, any license massage therapist can provide this therapy for any number of conditions, including seizures,
fibromyalgia, migraines, nerve pain, joint pain, and many others.

Medical massage is a bit different from the spa experience that you might be visualizing right now.  A given patient may go to see his/her therapist weekly, for anywhere from four to sixteen visits.  The number of treatments varies so widely because it is outcome based, so depending on the condition being treated and the goals of therapy.  The therapist will  likely follow up with clients after treatment to ensure that everything is going well and determine whether or not future sessions are necessary.

Sadly, health care insurance providers do not always see the benefit of this form of therapy so they do not always cover it.  This is unfortunate, since it it seems to be a better alternative than opioids! Perhaps the new CDC guidelines will steer things in this direction.  But only time will tell...

Here is a link to an interesting article about a Medical Massage Practitioner and her patients and experiences.

Sources: JCOnline; Wikipedia; Pixabay


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