Massage therapists use massage techniques to help people relax, recover from injury or surgery, treat medical problems like diabetes and osteoporosis, improve circulation, reduce pain and fatigue.
Osteopaths are physicians who diagnose illness and injuries in patients both internal and external to the body. They also work with neuromuscular disorders such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, headaches and scoliosis.
Osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that uses manual osteopathic treatment or manipulation.
Therapy massage is a type of massage that is often used as a complement to other forms of treatment such as osteopathy, chiropractic care and physical therapy. It is also used to relieve pain and tension, improve circulation and promote relaxation.
Therapy massage is a gentle form of massage that uses slower strokes and more pressure on the connective tissues than Swedish massage. The therapist may use his or her hands, forearms, elbows or knees to apply pressure to the patient’s body.
So, what is the difference between a massage therapist and an osteopath?
Osteopaths are physicians who have completed four years of medical school.
Massage therapists are not physicians. They have completed a training program in massage therapy and may have certification from a professional organisation.
Therapy massage is a type of massage that is used to complement other forms of treatment, such as osteopathy, chiropractic care and physical therapy
To learn more about Osteopaths and Massage Therapists, contact our team at Deep 6 Osteopathy near Mordialloc so we can help you.