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Medical Massage Services

    Medical massage is non-invasive therapy intended to improve, correct, maintain previous therapy results or serve as an adjunct to existing therapies associated with diagnosed medical, orthopedic or mental health related condition; including palliative care. Medical Massage is often “prescribed” by a Primary Care Doctor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Orthopedic Doctor, Physical / Occupational Therapist, or Licensed Counselor.


    Unlike traditional massage therapy, the goal of a medical massage is not relaxation or tension release; rather, a medical massage seeks to stimulate or restore the integumentary, musculoskeletal, immune, nervous, and circulatory systems through non-invasive and gentle forms of therapy. For example, a doctor may send a patient for a medical massage to help stimulate their nervous system when battling depression. A doctor may also order a medical massage in the case of a patient suffering from chronic headaches. While another doctor may refer a patient to aid in body – mind integration for a patient who has experienced trauma. In each scenario, there is a very specific ailment that the medical massage is seeking to address.


    Chrysalis Massage Therapy offers professional medical massage services by a Nationally Board Certified Occupational Therapist who is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. The specialized Medical Massage services offered in Diane’s practice include: Emotional Freedom Technique, Tapping, Breath work, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Autogenics, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Mobilization Technique, Myofascial Release, Palliative Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and specialized services for children who have conditions such as chronic pain ADHD, Anxiety or Autism. In addition to orthopedic body work, other conditions Diane specializes in include: POTS, EDS, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, chronic migraine, digestive disorders, trauma, post mastectomy or pre-surgical body preparation.


I will be happy to answer questions related to Medical Massage to see if it might be of benefit to you. Some individuals may require an order from a doctor to ensure that its practice is safe and appropriate.