Orthopedic Massage & Medical Massage
Orthopedic Massage is a Unique, Specialized, and Skilled Application of Massage Techniques
The Primary Components Of Orthopedic Massage
Matching the Physiology of the Injury With the Physiological Effects of Treatment
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Questions and Answers About Massage
Choose Orthopedic or Medical Massage when your condition requires specialized knowledge to work with you safely.