What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction.

It can be preventative or restorative, helping to maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical functions or relieve pain.

Massage therapy has firmly established its role as a clinically-oriented health option used to relieve a variety of discomforts because it achieves undeniable results.

Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.

The therapeutic process is a partnership between client and therapist, working together towards common and realistic goals.

Facts about Massage Therapy

• Massage therapy is the most frequently used therapy for musculoskeletal problems and is especially useful in controlling pain.
• Massage therapy improves the immune systems of people with a variety of conditions, including HIV.
• Nearly 90% of back patients who received treatments said they felt dramatically better following treatment.
• Massage therapy reduces the pain and stiffness in people with fibromyalgia.
• Cancer patients who receive massage therapy experience less pain, less swelling and improved mobility.
• Massage therapy can help with a range of conditions such as: sports injuries, strains/sprains, fractures/edema, dislocations, stress and stress related conditions, tendinitis, asthma, insomnia, palliative care, whiplash, and many other conditions

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