A medical massage is intended to treat specific health problems. It is often recommended on the advice of a doctor or therapist. The focus of a medical massage is to relieve and release severe tension and physical discomfort. In contrast to classic massage, which focuses on general tension, medical massage concentrates on providing relief from chronic pain. It is also intended to improve mobility, support rehabilitation after injuries or operations or treat certain medical conditions.

Before treatment, a detailed medical history is taken in order to assess individual needs and discuss the right techniques. Based on the individual problem, the solution is also targeted to treat specific problems.

Techniques that are frequently used in medical massage include classic massage, trigger point therapy, deeptissue and fascia therapy. These methods are designed to address specific complaints and provide comprehensive relief.

To book a medical massage, select "medical massage" as the method in the online booking tool.


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45 Minutes: 115 CHF
60 Minutes: 140 CHF
75 Minutes: 165 CHF
90 Minutes: 200 CHF


Costs covered by health insurance 50%-90%.

No prescription from a doctor is necessary.

Most supplementary insurances cover the costs of a massage. Go to our health insurance page, select your supplementary insurance and see what therapists are recognised with your insurance.


What are the effects of medical massage?

Medical massage can help with various issues. The effects of medical massage are very versatile, as the techniques that can be used in medical massage are also multi-faceted. The choice of technique is therefore determined during the anamnesis and treatment and tailored to your individual needs. Medical massage can also be used as a supportive measure. For example, it can also be used after operations to relieve pain and support wound healing.

  • Release acute or chronic tension
  • Relaxation of the muscles
  • Blood circulation is increased
  • Pain relief
  • Headaches and migraines can be alleviated
  • Organ stimulation
  • Loosening of adhesions in the tissue
  • Decongestion of lymph & vein flow
  • Wound healing is accelerated
  • Trigger points are released
  • Increased mobility
  • Scar tissue can be loosened

With what complaints can medical massage help?

Due to its versatile application, medical massage can also be helpful for a wide variety of complaints. These include.

  • Severe tension that causes pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Overloading of the muscles due to cramping
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain in the shoulder girdle that radiates to the head
  • Headaches triggered by neck tension
  • Night-time teeth grinding and clenching
  • Sciatic pain caused by tension in the gluteal muscles
  • Discomfort in the legs, for example after intensive sport, one-sided strain or misalignment of the feet
  • Upper back pain caused by sitting for too long
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
    Shoulder pain due to overloading or after an accident

What’s the procedure of a medical massage at Origin Massage Bern?

At the beginning of the therapy session, you and your therapist will have an initial consultation to discuss the main aspects of your state of health. This conversation usually lasts between 5 and 20 minutes and serves to clarify the goals of the treatment.

You can then undress at your leisure and lie down on the treatment table.

The treatment will be adapted and carried out according to the preferences discussed beforehand. Your therapist will be available to answer any questions or comments you may have.

At the end of the session, appointments for further sessions can be made if desired.

How many treatments does it usually take?

It is always very individual how many treatments are necessary to alleviate the symptoms. Normally it is between 1-6 sessions – the exact number will be determined over the course of the treatments. If you do not notice any improvement after 3 treatments, we will evaluate whether another therapist might be able to help you better with your problem.

What is the difference between a classic and a medical massage?

The focus of medical massage is mainly on the treatment of specific health problems and the elimination of chronic conditions. It is also used after injuries or operations.

As a subtype of medical massage, classic massage is only used if it is effective in addressing the problem. The basic aim of this method is to relieve general tension, often in the shoulder, back, neck or leg area, to provide relaxation or to increase general well-being.

Duration & booking

A lymphatic drainage at Origin Massage Bern usually takes between 45 and 75 minutes. It depends on your concern how much time is needed. If you are unsure, contact us by phone +41 (0) 44 500 02 53, or by email info@origin-massage.ch, we will be happy to advise you.


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