Orthopedic Massage and Medical Massage
Deep Knowledge of Anatomy. Specialized, Skilled Application of Massage Techniques
Four Primary Components Of Orthopedic Massage
- Matching the Physiology of the Injury With the Physiological Effects of Treatment
- Treatment Adaptability
- Understanding the Rehabilitation Protocol
The four components of Orthopedic Massage require that the orthopedic massage therapist have a deep 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. 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.
I have received a lot of 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.
Benefits of Orthopedic Massage
Orthopedic Massage provides supplemental support for
- Scar release and remodeling after surgery
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer's Elbow
- Knee Pain
- Chronic Neuromuscular Trigger Points
Orthopedic Massage can transform and resolve the pain cycles of many of these conditions.
Choose Orthopedic or Medical Massage when your condition requires specialized knowledge to work with you safely.