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Medical/Orthopedic Massage

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Orthopedic Massage, or Medical Massage, is a specialized type of therapeutic massage that supports injury rehabilitation or treatment for medically diagnosed conditions that can result in chronic pain. Medical Massage can help alleviate pain and discomfort, balance movement and postural patterns, improve the metabolic systems in the body, and much more.

At Siskiyou Massage, our highly trained and experienced Orthopedic Massage therapists create tailored treatment plans to help clients make long-lasting positive changes in the body. Our goal is not only to alleviate our clients’ pain, but to uncover the root cause in order to affect a permanent change. Our clinic stays in regular contact with our client’s referring health care providers in order to keep them informed of the progress and receive any feedback or advice.

Our therapists are trained in a variety of modalities and techniques to accomodate each patient's unique needs. Treatments may include myofascial release, myoskeletal alignment, active release techniques, structural integration, passive positional release, strain/counterstrain techniques, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, neuromuscular therapy, joint mobilization through soft tissue manipulation, visceral massage, and/or lymphatic drainage.

Numerous studies have demonstrated medical benefits from massage therapy, from support for managing inflammatory and autoimmune conditions¹ to long-lasting benefits for patients with chronic back pain². Our work at Siskiyou Massage Clinic helps create lasting benefits for those who suffer from chronic or acute pain and helps prevent future injuries.

Collectively, we have been able to help thousands of people with back pain, headaches, acceleration-deceleration injuries (including whiplash), TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, depression, sciatica, and more. Since massage therapy has benefits for multiple different systems of the body (endocrine¹, nervous⁴, digestive⁵, myoskeletal⁶, etc.), massage therapy can literally help almost anyone. Our client testimonials say it all.

Sources

1. Mark Hyman Rapaport, Pamela Schettler and Catherine Bresee. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. October 2010, 16(10): 1079-1088.

2. Cherkin, Sherman and Kahn. Effects of Massage and Usual Care on Chronic Low Back Pain. Annals of Internal Medicine. July 2011, volume 155: number 1.

3. Clinical Policy Bulletin: Physical Therapy Services, number: 0325. July 1, 2011. Aetna. July 22, 2011 http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/300_399/0325.html.

4. Chaitow, Leon and Judith DeLany. Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: Practical Case Study Exercises. New York: Elsevier, 2005.

5. Hendrickson, Thomas. Massage for Orthopedic Conditions. Philadelphia: Courier Westford, 2003.

6. Kendall, Florence, Elizabeth McCreary and Patricia Provance. Muscles: Testing and Function. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Williams & Wilkins, 1993.