Integrative Medical Massage Therapy

About Integrative Medical Massage

Integrative medical massage at the Raby Institute goes far beyond relaxation and stress relief to encompass a wide range of therapeutic modalities, from hands-on soft tissue manipulation to energetic healing. Using different techniques to stimulate the flow of energy, blood, nutrients, and nerve impulses throughout the body, integrative medical massage can:

  • improve circulation
  • reduce fatigue
  • stimulate the immune system
  • promote healing
  • increase our sense of well being
  • provide relief from musculoskeletal pain resulting from injury
  • support the removal of metabolic waste

Our Approach

Understanding the root of a particular pain or imbalance begins with looking at the different ways individuals use their bodies, resulting in different stress responses. As we look at movement patterns, we begin to understand how bodies respond to immobility and/or repetitive strain by giving us signals (pain) that encourage change in our habits. At the Raby Institute, our massage therapists and practitioners collaborate with your primary care physician to determine the type of therapeutic approach that will best support the desired change in habit to relieve pain and restore balance.

The techniques and approaches we use focus on addressing six key elements that create and/or intensify pain or imbalances:

  • Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which may cause hypersensitivity to touch
  • Trigger points in muscles that are highly irritated and may refer pain to other parts of the body
  • Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage, or bone
  • Distortions or imbalances in posture
  • Nutrition
  • Emotional Wellbeing (stress)

 

Integrative Medical Massage Therapies

Integrative medical massage therapies offered at the Raby Institute include:

  • Bioenergetics
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Facial Massage
  • Headache Relief
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Lymphatic Enhancement Technology/Therapy (LET)
  • Manual Lymphnode Drainage (LMD)
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
  • Posture & Gait Analysis
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Reflexology/Integrative Reflexology
  • Sports Massage (Pre and Post)
  • Structural Integration
  • Thai Massage
  • Therapeutic Touch for Trauma
  • Trager® Bodywork
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Tui Na (Traditional Chinese massage)

Energy Healing Practices

Energy healing practices offered at the Raby Institute include:

  • Bioelectromagnetic-based Therapies
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki

Conditions that Can be Treated with Medical Massage

Medical massage can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions that result in pain, stiffness or imbalances in soft tissues, joints and lymphatic and circulatory systems including:

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hip pain
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Migraines
  • Muscle tension headache
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neck pain
  • Poor posture
  • Postoperative soft tissue pain
  • Repetitive use injury
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
  • Toothaches
  • Traumatic muscle strain injury (including sports-related injuries)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Whiplash
  • Visual problems

Meet Our Providers

We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed massage therapists:

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