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Asheville Medical Massage

Our approach to massage and bodywork is to address the causes of your pain by releasing chronic muscle tension and restoring structural balance to the body, all while giving you the most relaxing session possible.

Chronic pain is often perpetuated through the body in two ways…structurally and neurologically. Structurally, musculoskeletal imbalances in your body overload muscles and tissue, resulting in pain. Neurologically, stress works against your body by creating neuromuscular tension and ultimately pain. So reducing stress and relaxing your neuromuscular system is just as important as the manual pressure applied to your actual muscles.

Sessions often include a variety of methods including myofascial release, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, and assisted stretching.

No Pain, More Gain

While the goal is to manually soften and stretch your muscles, this should not be at the expense of your nervous system. Some pain relief methods can be quite uncomfortable and even painful. You should not have to endure more pain to get out of pain! Many therapists and clients feel you have to “push through” the pain of manually forcing your body to accept new limits or break up tissue, subscribing to the “no pain, no gain” school of thought. Our approach to deep tissue massage is quite the opposite…“no pain, more gain”! You are in control of our pressure the entire session and at no time should you be tolerating more pain to get results.

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Medical Massage FAQs

What is medical massage therapy?

Medical massage therapy (aka “clinical” or “orthopedic” massage therapy) combines neuromuscular trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage to treat specific medical conditions such as chronic back/neck pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Medical massage therapists tend to work closely with chiropractors, physicians, and physical therapists and are more likely to be approved by health insurance companies.

What conditions do you treat?

While most of our medical massage clients come in for relief from back, neck, hip, and shoulder pain, we also treat people for sciatica pain, knee pain, headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, golfers elbow, and tennis elbow. If you’re curious about whether or not I can help, just ask.

How much time should I book?

The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the nature of your problem, how long you’ve been in pain, how long it’s been since your last treatment, if you’re receiving other therapies, etc. Longer sessions are generally better because they provide your body time to relax, allowing for deeper work. However, shorter treatments can still be very therapeutic. Most new clients schedule an initial visit of 90 minutes. After an initial visit, we can recommend a treatment plan based on our assessment.

How often should I get a medical massage?

The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on your specific issue, when it started, the frequency and intensity, your body type and level of activity, etc. After an initial visit, we can recommend a treatment plan based on our assessment.

Do you accept insurance?

Sorry, but we do not accept health insurance or Medicaid at this time. Please let us know if you need a receipt for reimbursement.

However, there are some instances where you may be able to receive full reimbursement or partial payment assistance through other forms of insurance.

Session Time Rate
60 minutes $130
90 minutes $190
120 minutes $245

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