Q: What is the difference between this style of massage and “therapeutic massage”?
A: In the English speaking world my style of massage would be called therapeutic massage. However, here in France the term “massage therapeutic” is reserved exclusively for Masseur-Kinestherapeute whilst treating medical conditions following referral from a doctor.
Q: Can I treat your medical conditions?
All medical issues should be referred to your doctor (Medecin Traitant) & seen by a physio (kines) under the Carte Vitale.
Examples of conditions that should be referred to your doctor include:
-All sudden, acute or trauma issues
-Suspected muscle, ligament or tendon tears
-Any condition associated with significant pain/swelling/inflammation etc
-Back or neck pain that refers beyond the hip/shoulder, especially when associated with “pins & needles”, numbness or weakness.
For further guidance feel free to contact me.
Q: Can I pay for these massages with the Carte Vitale or EHIC?
A: No. As outlined above, this is a wellness service (Bien Être) not a medical treatment.