Medical massage is targeted, muscle specific work. Treatment is then chosen based on specific problem(s) the patient presents or has been diagnosed with. After assessment/ evaluation and in depth intake/conversation the therapist and patient establish what the plan for treatment is using many modalities including Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, IASTM, and more.
I've been doing medical massage therapy for about 3 years now. I've had (900hrs) training in the core program @ National Holistic Institute, Sacramento. Then immediately jumped into the Advanced Neuromuscular Program witch was another (500hr) program. Where I learned about every single muscle/tendon in the body and SOOO much more! I also got the amazing opportunity to do 4 cadaver labs where I actually got to see the structures and tissues I am manipulating under the skin every day! Along with the two programs i completed I've also done (30hrs) CEU's for Cupping Certification, IASTM Certification, and Rock Tape Certification through Pesi Education to add even more tools to my tool belt! When I work on a patient I don't just give a cookie cutter treatment. The first thing I ask my patient is what the goal of their session is. Weather it is to be able to run a 5K or sleep without pain their goal is important to me. I customize each session to fit the patients needs to meet their needs and goals! Do yourself a favor and invest in your life's biggest investment... YOURSELF!!!