Therapeutic Massage Therapy

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Today massage therapy has moved beyond the technique of rubbing.  Often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, when we use the term massage therapy it refers to application of a variety of techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body. They include:

  • Applying fixed or movable pressure
  • Holding
  • Vibration
  • Rocking
  • Friction
  • Kneading
  • Compression

Massage Therapists primarily use their hands although they can use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet.  The aim of Therapeutic Massage is to benefit the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. Undoubtedly, massage therapy positively influences a person’s overall health and well-being.

Physical and Mental Benefits:

  • Relaxes the whole body
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Diminishes chronic pain
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers heart rate
  • Enhances skin tone
  • Assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Reduces mental stress
  • Improves concentration
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Aids in mental relaxation