Occasionally referred to as an orthopedic massage, Clinical massage is an entire array of manipulation techniques designed to assess and then to minister to soft tissue injuries, and these may include but are not limited to:
trigger point therapy
deep tissue massage
The first of the doctor-prescribed set of sessions is predominantly devoted to assessment or diagnostics of the client’s exact condition, and with all the data collected an action plan can be formulated:
active movements which consist of the client’s own motion of the muscles in questions;
and the resisted movement, which involves the clients’ actions against a resisting force.
The findings are carefully reviewed along with the doctor’s orders, and customized Clinical massage therapy is drawn up.
DYSFUNCTIONS RESPONDING TO CLINICAL MASSAGE
Pain and physiological dysfunctions are known to begin at specific points within muscles and their connective tissues, which is also known as fascia. These are appropriately referred to as trigger points because they tend to set off or trigger reactions at remote locations.
Scientists and researchers have successful recorded comprehensive map systems of myofascial trigger points, and they have been able to identify dozens of dysfunctions relating to them. The most common of these are:
carpal tunnel syndrome