Based on the techniques of James Waslaski
“The first step in an orthopedic massage session is assessment, in which the therapist will talk to the client about the problem and examine the area of interest. A therapist who performs orthopedic massage focuses on problems with the client’s musculoskeletal system. He or she may release tight muscles, help to stretch shortened muscles and tendons, and decompress joints.
The goal is to normalize the soft tissues of the body, both to treat specific conditions and to keep clients generally healthy and fit. The massage therapist may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his or her style for each client, as every person’s body is slightly different.
Finally, the therapist works with the client on the table. By using various soft tissue manipulation techniques, the massage therapist can alleviate an assortment of painful conditions caused by soft tissue strain. Depending on the client’s issue, the massage therapist may recommend multiple sessions to treat the problem, to ensure that it is eliminated and to build up strength and resistance in the affected area so that the condition does not recur.” – James Waslaski