What is Clinical Therapeutic Massage about?

Therapeutic massage is very individual. The treatment will begin with a proper assessment. The assessment consists of a patient history form, guided conversation about the patient´s problem, and signs and symptoms the patient is experiencing. Than if necessary, functional and orthopedic tests will be conducted to rule out systemic problems and to clarify the tissue affected.

Therapeutic massage itself consists of different techniques, chosen according to the patient’s health and goals they want to achieve. I am able to prepare a management plan with short and long term goals to achieve a maximal therapeutic effect.

Techniques Performed in my Treatments:

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