Medical Massage

What is a Medical Massage?

The term Medical Massage was formed out of the public’s need for highly skilled, hands-on therapists and physicians who treat those with acute or chronic muscle pain. A Medical Massage is performed to achieve results and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and/or prescribed by a physician. The Physician may use a variety of modalities and procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription. A Medical Massage is billed as a 15-minute segment using current procedural terminology and adheres to HIPPA patient privacy acts. It has been clinically proven to be effective in the recovery from soft tissue injuries and other diagnoses involving muscle tissue.

Can a Medical Massage help me?

At The Muscle Spa we commonly assist individuals suffering from acute(new) sprains and strains to the muscles or ligaments in the back, neck, arms and legs. We also assist those with chronic or recurrent pain lasting more than 6 months. By rehabilitating the muscle through a series of manual traction, assisted stretching, and hands on manipulative therapies we can restore the muscle to its proper function for optimal mobility and use. Depending on the diagnosis the physician may recommend a series of  treatments to alleviate the ailment.

Will Insurance Pay for a Medical Massage?

  • Yes, a Medical Massage is covered by most health & auto insurance plans and your deductible or co-pay may apply.
  • Please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit if you would like us to verify your benefits for you.
  •   Insurance is not required, You will not be charged more than the advertised rate regardless of insurance coverage.
  •  We  accept HSA/FSA spending accounts for all  services performed at our location.
muscular white man holding targeted areas of pain on his back

Benefits of Medical Massage Therapy

  • Reduces painful hypersensitive muscles. Tight, swollen muscles can bind and cause Ischemia(a lack of blood supply to the muscle) This is a common cause for muscles that have become over sensitive to the touch .
  • Helps relieve nerve compression (swollen muscles, tendons or bone that place pressure on a nerve) Common symptoms include muscle spasms,  numbness/tingling, and shooting or moving pain. Conditions such as sciatica and  pain when turning the head are frequently encountered.
  • Deactivates Trigger Points   Trigger Points are areas of densely packed muscle fibers with high neurological activity Commonly located around the lower neck and shoulder blades they can refer pain to other parts of the body. Research shows trigger points may be responsible for as much as 75% of everyday nagging pain.

 

 

-Hippocrates 5 B.C.

“The physician must be experienced in many things but assuredly in ‘rubbing’…for rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too rigid.”