Massage Therapy During Rehab Can Help You to Relax and Get Sober

Massage Therapy During Rehab Can Help You to Relax and Get Sober

Massage therapy is not always the same. When someone is looking for a massage therapist, they are often looking around for spas that offer coupons or cheaper prices than the average facility.  Everyone is looking for a bargain these days for the most part.  The difference in a treatment center is that massage therapists are licensed.  They actually have to go through their state to obtain their license.  Treatment centers often screen their massage therapists well. A lot better than a regular massage therapist on the outside.

In rehab, most clients are given a massage at least once a week. If you have a 30 day stay, your massage therapist will get to know which areas of your body need the most treatment.  A clinical massage therapist is a lot different than someone that offers relaxation therapy.  The difference is that the clinical massage therapists learns over the course of their career which treatments work best for what part of the body. Drug and alcohol addicts often have different ailments in their body than people that do not have a drug/alcohol problem.

Massage therapists that work for a treatment center, often have to take classes in: positional release, Rotator Cuff Treatment, Common Orthopedic injuries and neurofascial integration.  If the treatment center is accredited, they must also attend classes on CPR, HIPPA and often hygiene.

Most clinical massage therapists work with different treatment centers if there are not enough clients for them to be hired full time. They sometimes get hired by professional chiropractors as well.  Massage therapists that work in treatment centers are also well connected to people in the medical field. If you have a problem that they cannot handle, they usually know someone that does.  You can say that they are well groomed for any type of situation that you may have.

Clinical massage therapists also ask you a lot of questions about yourself.  They may ask questions such as:

What is bothering you today?

  • Can you tell me if you have any physical injuries that you need me to focus on?
  • Do you like harder or softer massages?
  • How often do you go for a massage?

Good books to read up on this topic are:

  • Clinical Massage Therapy: Understanding, Assessing and Treating Over 70 Conditions by Fiona Rattray and Linda Ludwig
  • Condition-Specific Massage Therapy (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series) by Celia Bucci MA LMT
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith L. Moore
  • Massage for Pain Relief: A Step by Step Guide by Peijian Shen
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