Our vision for massage therapy is to help people with evidence based therapies and real knowledge. We hope to help our patients live without pain. We specialize in orthopedic massage therapy and treat patients suffering from a wide range of issues. Often, patients come to us with a general mystery pain, having never received a firm diagnosis. That is where our ability to assess what is happening in your body makes the difference. Our massage techniques focus on the interaction between different tissues in the body. This allows us to begin to understand how even the most elusive pain develops and how it can be fixed.
We are dedicated to combining the worlds of modern medicine and massage. We use an evidence based approach to your pain. We partner with doctors and other health providers to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, helping our patients to live without pain.
Orthopedic massage is like Therapeutic Massage. In fact it is a branch of medically-oriented Therapeutic Massage. It is an advanced discipline, or modality, that focuses on corrective changing soft tissues, helping them recover from overuse, disease, and misuse. The intent is to improve conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician. To perform orthopedic massage usually requires 100 hours of advanced training.
At Baltimore Orthopedic Massage, we are proud to offer a number of complementary modalities to improve your orthopedic massage experience. Ask your massage therapist whether neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, or lymphatic drainage might be appropriate for you.
Orthopedic massage is equal parts medicine and massage. We start with your doctor’s diagnosis of your condition to isolate key factors in your condition. Your first appointment will include a thorough medical history, examination, and consultation. Our therapists will ensure that they have all of the facts before designing and beginning a course of treatment.
No two cases are alike. Even if two people appear to have the same injury, differences in their individual constitutions and health histories may change how the injury is presented and how it can best be helped. Our therapists will design a unique program to suit your needs. We will fully explain this treatment plan to you so you understand what combination of orthopedic, myofascial, neuromuscular, and other modalities will help you best. Once you understand your treatment plan, we can start the massage. Orthopedic massage generally takes sixty minutes to two hours, depending on your individual condition and goals.
Our therapists have over 1000 hours of advanced training. We can treat common problems like back pain and headaches as well as serious medical issues. Our goal is to work in close conjunction with your doctor to manage your condition and allow you relief from pain. Here are just a few of the more common ailments that orthopedic massage can help:
Orthopedic massage can also be used to address serious and chronic conditions
Short answer is it depends on what your goals are. The conscious is that a one-hour massage is good enough enough for relaxation and most therapies. A two-hour session provides maximum relaxation works the full body with various massage techniques. An hour and a half session is good for relaxing or if your massage therapist needs extra time to deal with stubborn tightness.
You can get a Swedish, Deep Tissue massage, Sports massage, or Orthopedic Massage in any of those lengths, but for Sports massage or specialized Therapies, best go for 90 min or 2 hours.
The one that works for your goals. We’ll help you decide, because that’s our job. We’re the experts who can talk to you and pick out one or two massage therapies that will help the most.
Alexander MacMillan, Licensed Massage Therapist
Owner and lead therapist of Baltimore Orthopedic Massage, Alexander received his massage training at CCBC’s Massage Therapy program. He specialized in Orthopedic, Myofascial, and Deep Tissue, and he holds advanced training in Manual Lymph Drain.