Therapeutic styles of massage therapy differ from relaxation massage styles in that they focus on therapeutic goals and outcomes such as releasing muscle spasms or strengthening or stretching specific muscles affected by an injury.
Moreover, therapeutic massage requires more specific manipulation of the muscle and/or surrounding connective tissue and may address other systems in the body such as the lymphatic, circulatory, and nervous systems.
Massage therapy provided by Maui Therapeutic Massage is result-oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a physician after an auto accident or work-related injury.
The physician determines what the healthcare professionals are actually treating, and the therapist provides the prescribed therapeutic massage treatment.
Our licensed massage therapists use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the medical massage therapy on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.
Our massage therapists can perform medical massage in Hawaii because they are licensed in Hawaii and have met the rigorous educational requirements established by the Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs.
The massage therapists at Maui Therapeutic Massage work with the physicians at the Wailuku Health Center or your physician to ensure the proper diagnosis and comprehensive care you want is available when you need it.
Our licensed massage therapists collaborate well with all types of physicians including neurologists, orthopedists, general practitioners, psychiatrists, podiatrists, oral surgeons, osteopaths and chiropractors.
Characteristic Massage Therapy Goals in Injury Recovery as Diagnosed by Your Physician are:
- Reduce pain
- Release muscle tightness
- Repair injured tissues, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Release adhesions
- Release scar tissue
- Release nerve compression
- Improve flexibility and range of motion
Typical Massage Therapy
Prescribed for Injuries
- Neuromuscular therapy
- Myofascial release
- Structural integration
- Thai massage
- Orthopedic massage
- Post surgical/injury
- Lymphatic drainage
- Post surgical
Techniques Related to Injury-Related Treatment:
- Addition of hot or cold therapies
- Direct pressure-Static Friction
- Cross-fiber friction
- Deep Effleurage
- Skin rolling
- Myofascial Release
- Percussion with stretch
- Passive stretching
- Resistive stretching
- Manual-direct stretching
- Static compression