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Medical Massage Therapy

Benefits of Medical Massage and Worker’s Comp Massage Therapy 

The term “medical massage” refers to an outcome-based technique used to target specific health problems typically related to pain relief, reduction of stiffness and swelling from surgeries, injuries and other medical conditions. You should be aware that this type of massage is not similar to the traditional types provided at spas.

Sessions with Michelle Licha-Oros Medical Massage & Lymphatic Drainage Therapy are individualized and tailored to meet the client's specific needs and/or doctor’s referral. Medical Massage sessions include therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage techniques. Specialties include scar tissue therapy for the recovery or all surgical procedures (orthopedic, oncology, breast cancer, abdominal, etc), injuries, accidents, chronic and acute pain, and other tissue traumas. 

The other distinguishing aspect of medical massage is that it is approved by Worker's Comp with a doctors’ referral. The therapist provides a customized treatment plan and schedules timed visits to ensure the best results following doctor’s orders. 

What is Worker’s Comp Massage Therapy?

WC Massage Therapy is aimed at improving the healing times and recovery process of an injured worker. It requires a doctor or medical provider referral. Accepted companies include Pinnacol Assurance, CorVel Corp, ESIS, The Hartford, Travelers, and others. Before sessions begin, pre-approval must be authorized for the sessions to be reimbursed by the insurance company. Your doctor will need to fill out a prescription with your diagnosis and the amount of sessions they would like you to receive to improve your healing process.

Timing is everything. In the case of surgery, a month or two after surgery is the ideal time to get medical or worker’s comp massage therapy. The fastest way to speed up recovery and decrease pain after a surgery or injury is by seeing a skilled hands on therapist. You want a therapist who understands wound healing timelines and appropriate hands on techniques for every stage of the healing process. Receiving this kind of help will help you reach a better outcome of your surgical recovery, decrease pain and swelling, and improve range of motion.

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