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Medical Massage

In addition to the well known benefits of stress reduction, relaxation and overall wellness, massage is increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage can be a helpful therapeutic option for issues including arthritis, anxiety, neuropathies, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, paresthesias and nerve pain, soft tissue strains or injuries, recovery from assorted traumatic injuries, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain and an assortment of other illnesses and injuries.

Postural/Respiratory Drainage massage techniques are employed for those living with Cystic Fibrosis, for example. There are techniques to assist with circulation and address plantar fasciitis in diabetics and others suffering with neuropathies. There are many techniques to help alleviate pain resulting from an injury, range of motion techniques to address mobility and cross fiber friction to help reduce adhesions during the recovery process, just to name a very limited few.

In addition, my education includes multi-therapeutic approaches to massage for oncology. reflexology and eastern techniques, such as Shiatsu, are used for clients undergoing treatment for cancer. After mastectomies and reconstruction surgery for clients with breast cancer, a variety of modalities and techniques can be used to alleviate muscle pain and increase range of motion that may have been affected as a result of surgery for any oncoolgy patient.

The proper modalities and strokes, adhering to medical advice and being mindful of any cautions and contraindications are all a part of taking the right road to healing. I am happy to partner with you and your doctor to create a long term treatment plan if the situation calls for it. In some cases, I may ask for permission to contact your doctor or for a doctors note/release form prior to treatment.

Rob Zukowski is a Certified Medical Massage Therapist.