What is Medical Massage Therapy? Medical massage therapy or MMT is a system of massage that employs various manual manipulations to specific areas of patient pain and discomfort. This system follows a medical massage protocol that includes assessing joint mobility and range of motion, taking soft tissue findings, and applying a soft hand technique to the treatment areas. MMT also employs the use various treatment modalities which include several different forms of heat, cold, and water therapy, as well as electrotherapy, light therapy, and medicated oils. Medical massage therapy is focused on providing excellent patient education to encourage each patient to become involved in their own treatment & healing process.