Medical massage therapy identifies the massage therapist as having more medical training and focuses the sessions more specifically. Medical massage therapy can utilize a combination of manual medicine techniques as described below to optimize the effectiveness of this mode of treatment.

Massage therapy offers the following benefits to patients:

  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Relaxation
  • Nausea relief
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Relieves headaches
  • Manages pain
  • Reduces the need for medication
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Increases flexibility
  • Softening of scar tissue
  • Positive body awareness

CranioSacral Therapy:

Developed by Dr. John Upledger, D.O.

  • Facilitates and balances the flow of cerebrospinal fluid using gentle hand-holds and manipulations of the torso, spine and cranium
  • Directly effects the entire nervous system and promotes the parasympathetic response
  • Offers the same benefits as massage, as well as stimulation of the immune system
  • A manual technique that can be used when massage is contraindicated

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage:

  • Very light massage facilitating the flow of the lymph involving light, repetitive strokes of the skin
  • Used to reduce swelling and edema
  • Improves immune function
  • Aides in enhancing soft tissue healing and reducing scar tissue after surgery
  • Promotes parasympathetic response reducing stress and tension

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The Best Hands-On Massage Therapy Available

Our massage therapy at the Stram Center provides you with the highest trained medical massage therapy available.

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