Orthopedic massage is also known as clinical, medical or treatment massage. It is a systematic approach to assessing and treating people with injuries and other biomechanical dysfunctions. The goal of orthopedic massage is to restore soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, etc.) to as close to pre-injury condition as possible by the precise application of massage techniques.
Orthopedic massage uses a broad array of techniques
to treat injuries and dysfunctions within the body. The components of treatment bodywork are:
● assessment of the injury/dysfunction
● treatment plan and treatment
● reassessment and goal setting
● client self-care and rehabilitation education
What are the benefits of Orthopedic Massage?
The careful assessment of injuries and biomechanical dysfunctions and the precise application of massage techniques has the following primary benefit:
it assists people to feel and function better in a faster time period, which helps them to return to work or reengage in activities they enjoy quicker.
Specifically, orthopedic massage:
● releases adhesions and helps muscles and other soft tissues to move more efficiently
● increases the mobility of fascia which allows muscles, bones and joints to move more freely
● mobilizes and softens scar tissue
● reduces pain and discomfort
● increases the quality and the amount of movement in joints
● increases the hydration of joints
● realigns structures to work more efficiently
● releases the entrapment of nerves & blood vessels
Robbin Blake, LMP
Body Aware Massage
4500 9th Ave NE
Ste 300 Rm 24
Seattle, WA 98105