What is ‘Clinical Massage’? Clinical Massage is used to help relieve (and in some cases resolve) pain of diagnosed injuries in the soft tissue. Some examples are; carpel tunnel, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, runner’s knee, low back pain, sprains, strains, shin splints, whiplash, and planter fasciitis. In all these cases, Clinical Massage is employed during the RECOVERY phase of the injury. If there is inflammation, the injury is not in the recovery phase and massage could do more harm than good. But once the inflammation has passed, Clinical Massage works to break up scar tissue and mislaid collagen fibers. It simultaneously stretches and relaxes traumatized muscles and relieves pain. In.