It is also known as clinical massage or treatment massage. There are many schools and massage programs that teach medical massage as a technique. A medical massage therapist is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) who treats health conditions diagnosed by a doctor. Massage therapy in medical settings is growing because the practice of combining traditional and alternative medicine is increasing.
More hospitals and medical centers offer these types of treatments and more health insurance companies will cover the cost. Medical massages are a form of massage treatment designed to resolve medical conditions diagnosed by a doctor. During your medical massage treatment, massage therapists may use different massage techniques and procedures to treat your medical conditions. Medical massages are usually done in 30 minute or 1 hour blocks.