I am a licensed massage therapist in Texas. People constantly joke about happy endings, or they don't think I know a lot about the human body. While I can't diagnose, I can do a lot. Right now, I'm practicing on massaging clients with tennis and golfers elbow.
I wish we were viewed as medical. People don't seem to understand the benefits of massage. If they did, we'd be in HIGH demand and would be paid better.
Trust me, quality therapists can perform some good work. I, for one, know how to massage the muscle that's underneath your shoulder blade (subscapularis) by literally moving the shoulder blade into a position for me to easily access the underside. That's part of how I would help treat frozen shoulder. Clinical massage like that is NOTHING like what you see at Massage Envy. Far from it.
What are your views on massage therapy?