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Orthopedic Massage & Medical Massage

Orthopedic Massage is a Unique, Specialized, and Skilled Application of Massage Techniques

 Orthopedic Massage requires detailed specialized training. I am Certified In Orthopedic Massage Since 2000

Orthopedic Massage requires detailed specialized training. I am Certified In Orthopedic Massage Since 2000

 

The Primary Components Of Orthopedic Massage

  1. Orthopedic Assessment

  2. Matching the Physiology of the Injury With the Physiological Effects of Treatment

  3. Treatment Adaptability

  4. Understanding the Rehabilitation Protocol

Orthopedic Massage is Unique

The four components of Orthopedic Massage require that the orthopedic massage therapist have an excellent knowledge of anatomy, and to be able to adapt treatment to the client's needs in the moment. Critical thinking skills are a must. As a licensed massage therapy instructor, I have that anatomical knowledge and as a former engineer and software developer, I possess the necessary critical thinking skills. 

See my full credentials and training here ...

Orthopedic Massage, or Medical Massage, is massage that is safe for the physiology of injured tissue. This specialized training in massage also supports healing after surgery.

Here is a longer blog post about the Four Primary Components of Orthopedic Massage and the requirements to be an Orthopedic Massage Therapist


Certified in orthopedic massage By OMERI since 2000

I am one of only three Asheville Massage Therapists certified by Omeri, Whitney Lowe's Academy of Clinical Massage. Omeri was the nation's first certifying body to grant Orthopedic Massage certification to LMTs.
 

Benefits of Orthopedic Massage

Swedish and relaxation Massage has many evidence-based benefits including lowering blood pressure and relieving symptoms of depression. Choose Orthopedic or Medical Massage when your condition requires specialized knowledge to work with you safely

In addition to these well-documented gains and advantages, Orthopedic Massage gives you other specific gains:

Orthopedic Massage provides supplemental support for

  • Scar release and remodeling after surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Chronic Neuromuscular Trigger Points
  • Massage for Support During and After Cancer Treatment
  • Massage for End of Life Support

    In addition to my Orthopedic Massage Certification, I have received extensive training in massage techniques for people living with cancer and am a graduate of Gayle MacDonald's Oncology Massage Hospital Intensive. This targeted training teaches safe massage techniques during and after cancer treatment. I have had the blessing and honor of offering massage to many people living with cancer.

Orthopedic Massage transforms and resolves pain cycles of many of these conditions.