What is Medical Massage?

Medical Massage is the treatment of soft tissue using Manual Therapies and massage to help correct and relieve pain and dysfunction. It is outcome-based and uses science-based techniques to achieve favorable outcomes. Your doctor prescribes it or you can come into our office for a thorough assessment and treatment. We use techniques like Cupping, Acupressure, Muscle Scrapping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Herbal remedies, as well as MET and PNF stretching, etc. to get results and give you relief from painful conditions such as…

  • carpal tunnel
  • Frozen shoulder
  • plantar fasciitis
  • tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • TMJ
  • Migraines / Headaches
  • Post Op Conditions
  • Thoracic Outlet
  • Sciatica/ Piriformis Syndrome
  • Kyphosis/Lordosis
  • Joint pain (including Hip, Neck, Shoulder, Wrist, Ankle)
  • Back, Neck, Knee, Ankle & Shoulder Pain
  • Rheumatic Conditions
  • Scar tissue Treatment

How do I get a prescription for a medical massage?

You can get a prescription for a Medical Massage treatment from your primary care physician or specialist. Discuss whether this type of treatment will benefit your condition. He will prescribe treatment for your condition and the recommended number of treatments. Then you can schedule your appointment and we will make a treatment plan from our assessment and your doctor’s prescription.

Do I need a prescription to receive this type of Massage?

Yes, you do need a prescription. We Do Not diagnose, however, you can still receive treatment. It now falls under Orthopedic Massage. Orthopedic Massage does not require a prescription from your doctor. Schedule an “orthopedic” appointment online and we will perform a full assessment and make a treatment plan for massage from our findings.

What should I expect during treatment?

Your Medical Massage practitioner will treat you according to the doctor’s prescription. If you come in for plantar fasciitis, your practitioner focuses on your feet, lower leg, etc. using various outcome-based techniques and protocols for that specific condition. You will come in once or twice a week for treatment and be given self-care techniques to work on at home between treatments. Because of the nature of this type of massage, you should not skip any appointments to optimize your treatment outcome.

What should I wear to my session?

Please wear comfortable clothes to your session. Shorts, tank tops, muscle shirts, or sports shorts are preferred. You may be asked to remove your shirt to access the upper body, but conservative draping is always used during your session. We also ask that you do not wear any perfumes, oils, or lotions. Doing so may interfere with the lubricants used during your treatment.

Different types of Massage

Houston, Texas