Medical Massage Vs Spa Massage

April 7, 2021
Riverdayspa

By definition, a Medical Massage or a therapeutic massage is the application of a specific treatment targeted to a specific problem in a patient. This therapy is administered by a medical massage therapist after conducting an assessment on the patient. In other words, a medical or a clinical massage is outcome-based or has a defined purpose in mind. It is planned out with a specific goal and has a proper treatment plan based on the patient’s health needs and goals.

While a massage is a massage a massage at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Chennai differs from a Medical Massage.

1. A Massage at the Best Massage and Spa Center in T. Nagar primarily aims at alleviating stress and promoting relaxation. It is generally performed as part of a self-care routine or as a ‘feel-good’ therapy.
A medical massage is done to address a medical issue or acute or a chronic problem. Besides the general benefits like reduced pain and inflammation, improved circulation and reduced stress a medical massage also helps to treat a specific ailment. A medical massage can thus be used to treat
a. Migraines and cluster headaches
b. Radiating pain
c. Frozen Shoulder
d. Joint and Muscle Disorder
e. Low Back Pain
f. Sciatica
g. Fibromyalgia

2. A massage at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Porur begins with an appointment. When you reach the centre you have to discuss with the therapist if you have any specific medical conditions. Then you will be taken to a massage centre where you will be asked to undress according to your comfort level. Then you will lie down on a massage table facing down and will be draped with a cloth. The therapist will use lotions and essential oils and will use general techniques and gentle strokes to manipulate and knead your muscles. The therapist will give you a whole-body experience from face and scalp to feet. You will feel relaxed, rejuvenated and distressed after the massage.

On the other hand, a medical massage is performed by a trained therapist who will discuss with you your specific medical concerns. The therapist will assess your condition and will then tailor the massage to your needs depending on the pain areas. The therapist will use tools like hot pack, ice pack, cupping, specific creams, lotions and gels and also use specialized techniques like myofascial, lymphatic drainage for the therapy. While the therapist will devote much of his time to address your areas of concerns using techniques like long strokes, vibration and rolling, he will also work on the other muscle groups to give you a more holistic outcome. A medical massage thus produces tangible benefits.

3. A medical massage is usually referred to by a physician for a certain treatment. Some of the visits to the Medical Massage Center may also be covered by the insurance company. You go to the Best Spa and Massage Center in Chennai to get various kinds of massages like Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy to relax and relieve your stress.

4. A Swedish massage is the most common type of massage given in a Spa and Massage Center in Chennai.

A medical therapist uses more complex techniques like Myofascial Therapy or Trigger Point Therapy or any other focused massage technique that will reduce pain, heal specific medical concerns and make you move and function with more ease.

Check out the different types of massages at the Best Spa and Massage Center in Chennai

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