Medical massage is clinical massage based on a physician's prescription, and performed with a specific goal for functional outcome. It is generally prescribed as a series of visits over a specified period of time - such as twice a week for six weeks, with work only to the diagnosed area. It is sometimes paid for by a third party, such as an insurance company.
A good medical massage therapist is a good clinical massage therapist who also knows how to speak the languages of insurance companies, physicians, state and federal law, attorneys, etc. If you have been injured in an auto accident, this can be a HUGE benefit to you, letting you concentrate on getting better instead of having to deal with all of the billing issues that come with your prescribed course of treatment.
Wellness massage, sometimes called Spa Massage, is great for relaxation, easing aches and pains, soothing tired muscles, improving circulation, and promoting a general sense of well being. It is commonly used with good results by those who are well and want to remain well. It is usually booked in 60 or 90 minute increments for a whole-body relaxation treatment. Wellness massage is the beginning of our training.