medical massage portland oregon

Medical massage describes the evidence-based, clinical use of therapeutic massage specifically for injuries, pain, or conditions cited by research. Health insurance, motor vehicle accident insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance may be the mode of seeking and receiving treatment. Depending on the case, a doctor’s prescription or referral may be necessary prior to treatment.

I design a custom treatment plan for each patient based upon the medical massage clinical research and best-practices. Often cited is the extensive resource, “Clinical Massage Therapy” by Fiona Scott Rattray, used in Canada’s 2200-hour massage programs. I have spent a combined 3 years working in multiple physical therapy clinics, naturopathic offices, and more recently a physiatry clinic. These clinical experiences have provided valuable hands-on learning working with patients from various backgrounds and injury states.

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Medical Massage Therapy Indications:

  • Limited joint range of motion
  • Pain, tightness, numbness, tingling
  • Muscle, tendon, ligament strain or sprain
  • Iliopsoas imbalance
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Muscle weakness
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Limited circulation
  • Sinus pressure
  • Headaches
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Jaw Pain: TMJD
  • Foot pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • High or low arches
  • Faulty breathing mechanics
  • Inability to find or use your core (post-trauma, post-natal)
  • Heacaches, migraines
  • Inefficient detoxification pathways

The benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased muscle hypertonicity
  • Reduced pain
  • Enhanced circulation and tissue pliability
  • Healing and recovery from injury

What to expect from the 1st session:

  • Review of Health History Intake
  • Relevant assessments such posture and range of motion
  • Manual therapy
  • Re-assessment
  • Instruction in Self-Care: Home exercises, stretches, breathing

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Bodywork | Medical Massage

Phone: (503)329-5274

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (503) 222-2730

1622 NW 15th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Please see Prices & Policies for more information regarding using insurance for your visit.