Medical Massage Therapy
Medical Massage Therapy by definition is a massage that is performed after an evaluation by a Licensed Physician who can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan. The Massage Therapy can then be performed by the Physician or by a Licensed Massage Therapist under their direction. The most common place to receive a Medical Massage is by a Chiropractor or a Physical Therapist both of which are allowed in their scope of practice to evaluate and diagnose a condition. Medical Massages are directed at correcting musculoskeletal issues creating pain and disability. The type of method used during a treatment vary but usually entail deep tissue, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, sports and myofacial stretching. This type of massage is not what you would find in most massage settings. The clinical nature of this type of massage separates the service from the spa industry. While it is still considered massage therapy it is a diagnosis based treatment protocol with an outcome of measurable changes such as increasing range of motion.
What our Office Offers
Dr. Aiello has been performing Medical Massage Therapy for over 20 years. He incorporates it at varying degrees in all of his treatment protocols. With certain patients he recommends getting longer sessions than what he offers during a regular Chiropractic Session. If postural imbalances are extreme enough he incorporates up to 60 minute sessions in his treatment protocol. Many of patients have been living with muscle imbalance for so long that to attain relief they require a more detailed approach to multiple myofacial structural dysfunctions. People who have had past history of major traumas, chronic repetitive work injuries, chronic poor posture, failed surgeries and extreme anxiety/stress develop muscular imbalances that overtime become so ingrained it leads to chronic pain. These specialized massages will help people who have tried everything else with no results