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Medical Massage

Massage has been used for many centuries as part of medical treatment for a variety of health problems. It promotes good health, improved circulation and flexibility. Medical massage is often prescribed for athletes who have been injured, patients with certain types of chronic pain such as neck, back and joint pain, and those with repetitive stress injuries to name a few. 

It's also a popular treatment choice for fibromyalgia and muscle tension headaches. It's for this reason, more and more doctors are prescribing medical massage for their patient with musculoskeletal pain syndromes.

What is Medical Massage Therapy?

In brief, a Medical Massage is a treatment which is directed at resolving a particular problem(s) or condition(s) that has been diagnosed and prescribed by a physician or licensed health care provider.  Unlike a general full body relaxation massage, the focus of the Medical Massage session is only to the areas related to the diagnosis and physicians prescription. While a variety of techniques are used by the massage therapist including Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Positional Release and Rehabilitative Stretching Procedures, a medical massage treatment is specifically directed at resolving conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. Therefore, the treatments are results orientated and are often carried out in a series of sessions for maximum benefit to the participant.

In most cases, medical massage is used in conjunction with other types of therapy rather than as a replacement for it. 

What Are the Benefits of Medical Massage Therapy?

While the benefits of Medical Massage are too many to list, below are just a few of the more common benefits reported:

• Decrease in pain and inflammation
• Reduces cramps and spasms
• Eases sore muscles
• Increased flexibility and range of motion
• Alleviates many types of back pain
• Improves posture and coordination
• Reduces blood pressure
• Improved blood circulation in muscles
• Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment
• Releases Myofascial Trigger Points
• Reduces stress

Is Medical Massage at RenoSparks MedSpa Covered by Insurance?

To get your massage covered by insurance, you will need to see Dr. Van Reken first who will then diagnose your problem and prescribe a treatment plan for our licensed massage therapist to follow. We will then confirm you insurance-plan benefits prior to your first medical massage treatment.
We're happy to answer any question you may have about getting medical massage covered by your insurance. Medical Massage is generally billed in 15-minute segments using current procedural terminology and adhering to the usual and customary reimbursement fee schedule.

Living with the effects of stress, poor body alignment and injury is not supposed to be a fact of life.  With Medical Massage, that can be changed for the better.

Don't Live in Pain, Schedule a Medical Massage Today...

To schedule a therapeutic Medical Massage with our licensed Massage Therapist, give our office a call at
(866) 648-6540
or visit the contact us page.

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