Medical massage is performed by licensed massage therapists in coordination with a doctor’s diagnosis and prescription for treating a specific condition or disorder. The massage therapist may use a variety of modalities, including deep tissue, thai massage, acupressure, tui na, and reflexology, with a focus on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis.

Massage therapy is often performed in conjunction with other treatments and has been shown to be effective for relieving pain, soreness and stiffness; improving muscle flexibility and reducing adhesions; stimulating the nervous system; increasing circulation; reducing blood pressure; assisting in proper breathing; increasing lymph node circulation; aiding in digestion; improving skin elasticity, improving body alignment; and reducing joint stiffness.