What is the difference between medical massage and massage therapy services?
Medical massage is outcome-based. In addition to stress relief and relaxation, a medical massage focuses on specific injury, stress point, or area of discomfort.
Medical massage targets your needs through a variety of techniques. Spa massage and medical massage may feel similar, but their techniques differ. During a spa massage, the techniques likely focus on relaxation. A medical massage therapist will use a broader set of therapies for muscle health and recovery.
Medical massage includes specific follow-up recommendations. A medical massage therapist will provide a targeted plan for treatment, along with recommendations for a series of timed visits versus a periodic spa visit.
When used regularly, it can:
- Improve circulation
- Release endorphins
- Increase joint flexibility
- Relax overused muscles
- Manage other issues that lead to chronic pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve digestion
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