What is Medical Massage?
Medical Massage is outcome-based massage performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician. Medical Massage does not refer to any specific technique. A wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition.
How does Medical Massage Work?
- Have your condition diagnosed by a Medical Professional
- Connect me with your medical professional
- Office manager or through you
- Email or phone
- I customize a massage plan based on the Medical Team’s goals (Team = the people you want involved)
- Surgeons issue a list of pre & post operation work
- Doctors, chiropractor, & physical therapist typically give post accident/trauma instructions
- My work will be laid out from an anatomical perspective
- Your Medical Team will be updated (along with you)
- Medical logs - cataloging your progress
- Soft tissue feedback
- Your Medical Team can redirect the work as desired
- You heal faster and optimize your health quicker
When is Medical Massage necessary?
If you are going in for surgery or want a speedy recovery from an injury/accident, then Medical Massage is a great option. Or if you are a professional athlete that needs to optimize your body & coordinate the work with a medical team, then it is suggested. If you want the massage work to remain between you and I, then medical massage isn’t necessary.
Why does it cost extra?
It takes time to prepare & coordinate the work with other professionals.
What is Beck's background in Medical Massage?
I began performing medical massage on the set of NBC’s American Gladiators. The Set Medic, Athletic Trainer, consulting doctors, and other specialist wanted a log of the massage work I was doing & planned to do. The process I developed was so effective that the Medical Staff asked me to work with them on the set of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Since then, I have worked with some of the top LA based Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, & Surgeons (Orthopedic, Cardiac, Plastic, ENT, & General).
Everyone has ‘their thing’. I don’t do electrical, plumbing, cut people open, adjust bones, or meddle in things that I shouldn’t. My specialty is soft tissue. I believe that 95% of the problems people face are either caused by or are exacerbated by soft tissue issues. I’ve spent over 10,000 to 15,000 hours performing massage. Not many can do what I can because they either lack the experience or training. I have consistent results that defy what many specialist feel is possible. As the client, you define the quality of my work.