What is Orthopedic Massage?

Orthopedic massage involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of locomotor soft tissue to reduce pain and dysfunction. Restoring structural balance throughout the body allows us to focus on both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

This is an advanced integrative therapy beneficial for injury treatment and prevention, chronic pain, and elite sports therapy to increase and maintain optimal performance of the body.

Research and practice have shown in up to 90% of cases like frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears and carpal tunnel syndrome surgery may be prevented with these specific medical massage protocols.

By bring the muscles of the body back to its neutral state, including bringing our body out of the state of flexion we live in, (computers, phones, driving) we can facilitate healing within strains, sprains and capsular adhesions bring full range of motion and increased muscle performance.

A major part of the success of this modality is client commitment to recovery and wellness. Each session ends with stretching techniques for the tight,  over worked muscles and strengthening exercise for the over stretched under used ones. With out the commitment to these routines, optimal function of the body will not be obtained.

Olivia is currently in process of becoming a Certified Orthopedic Therapist through the training of James Waslaski, over the next year. These treatments will be a huge part of her learning and growing to be of better service to you.

To learn about booking an orthopedic massage with Olivia, visit the orthopedic massage section of her Restorative Massage page. 

 

What is orthopedic massage