The MIDMICHIGAN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE CARE massage therapy modalities (areas of expertise) or treatment specialties encompasses:
Our treatment approach is integrative, comprising of one or a combination of a number of modalities (treatment specialism techniques) that’s clinically tailored to address your individualized health-care need(s). Treatment course may be adjusted in keeping with your treatment plan and delineated outcomes.
If you have any questions about any of these modalities, please Contact a member of our staff for more information.
A specialized massage therapy for internal organs, which includes Abdominal Diaphragm Release.
This is a very delicate procedure to be performed only by a highly specialized & qualified massage therapy professional and should be undertaken with close consultation with your primary physician.
Oncology massage refers to massage tailored to the needs of individuals with cancer. It's an integrative procedure performed in consultation with primary care physician or an oncologist.
This specialized practice requires therapists to be fully educated in appropriate oncology massage modalities. Training in oncology massage covers appropriate therapeutic massage modalities for cancer clients, includes precautions for radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, and covers physiology and pathology.
Therapist must be versed with and pay close attention to the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of clients in all stages of cancer: diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survivor, or terminal.
Rehabilitation of soft-tissue pain & injury via integration of ten modalities.
Orthopedic massage technique involves clinical therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of locomotor soft tissue to reduce pain and dysfunction. Orthopedic massage integrates a range of techniques to both prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Gentle pressure is applied to the head and spine to correct restore the proper flow of cerebrospinal fluid in these areas.
A gentle, noninvasive form of massage therapy focused on the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
This is a treatment modality or integration of multiple modalities focused on treating or rehabilitation of a specific medical condition, rather than a general therapeutic effect.
Conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, sports injuries and many more can be eased with a remedial treatment.
Relaxes contracted muscles; thus, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.
Alleviates pain, joint stiffness, improves function in osteoarthritis of the knee patients. Improves blood circulation.
Focusing on injured or problematic musculoskeletal dysfunction
Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes and persons involved with exercise fitness), and patients who have sustained physical injury. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue procedure is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia.
A powerful clinical application for chronic low back pain and whiplash injuries.
Soft tissue release is a form of massage therapy technique designed specifically around the area of neuromuscular therapy. This type of therapy focuses on increasing recovery rates of muscular injuries, fixing muscular imbalances, and relieving chronic pain.
Soft tissue release is a popular form of therapy among athletes as it is a quick and effective way of achieving strength and flexibility after muscular injuries.
Lymphatic massage (also known as lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage) is very light massage, is very relaxing and is used to promote healthy flow of lymph, the clear fluid that flows throughout our bodies.
The body system responsible for our immunity is lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the "garbage collector” of our body.
Lymphatic massage helps locate blockages in the system and re-establish healthy flow moving metabolic wastes out of the body.
This massage treatment is a wonderful tool for general health maintenance.
However, lymphatic massage treatment is not appropriate for people with infections, tumors, undiagnosed lumps and people with heart problems.