Orthopedic Massage

Massage therapists are facing challenges today that they have never faced in the past. First, we are facing challenging economic times. Historically, a “medical” approach to massage has been more resilient than the general massage practice. People will give up their weekly stress reduction massage long before they’ll give up one that they count on for pain relief or therapy.
The second challenge facing today’s massage therapist is client expectations. As massage therapy’s popularity as an effective treatment option has increased, so have client assumptions of what massage therapy can do for them. Even those therapists offering general massage are finding that client’s expectations are rising.
Massage is an effective remedy for common ailments and a solution to pain. It is reasonable for clients to expect these results from their massage therapists, as massage is quite capable of relieving problems that mainstream approaches cannot. Due to its therapeutic potential, massage is now provided a level of respect never seen before in the history of the profession.
The amazing healing properties of touch are why most people choose a career in massage therapy. And, it can be the healing potential of massage that can take you into a long, successful career in the profession. Orthopedic massage is an exciting new approach to the treatment of numerous pain and injury conditions previously treated only with conventional methods.
Why Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage?
Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage system is a research-based and outcome-based system. Whitney has spent the last 20 years researching, teaching, and exploring the applications of massage therapy. The techniques and methods he uses are a combination of proven and cutting-edge approaches to treating pain, injury and other conditions with massage.
Lowe uses the term ‘orthopedic’ to refer to the locomotor system, as it is used in conventional medicine. An analogy can be made with the phrase ‘orthopedic medicine’, which describes a conceptual approach to medical practice. Similarly, the phrase ‘orthopedic massage’ describes a particular approach – a comprehensive system – rather than prescribed techniques.
The liberty that massage therapists experience after learning this approach comes from the freedom to actually treat their clients problems as unique. Being able to ‘think outside the box’ and with skillful analysis of the client’s problems, results in happier clients and more successful therapists.
Lowe’s Four Primary Components of Orthopedic Massage
Orthopedic Assessment