What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body for therapeutic purposes. This scientific and complex treatment of the body has been proven to have a major impact on the mind, body, and soul. Massage has been an important part of medicine for over 5,000 years. During a massage session, your therapist will use a variety of modalities and techniques to treat different conditions with passive and aggressive action, including kneading, pressing, gliding, rolling, slapping, or tapping by your therapist.
Therapeutic massage has both physical and mental benefits. It is safe for infants and the elderly, promoting circulation of blood, relaxing and refreshing muscles, relieving pain, fatigue, tension, anxiety and setting metabolic balance. In addition, massage therapy calms the nervous system while improving the function of the lymphatic system that enhances delivery of needed oxygen and nutrients to cells; in turn, this helps promote the removal of metabolic waste through drinking water. It also can improve sleep, raise alertness and ease cancer treatments. Massage therapy is also great for people with pain management intreating conditions like back pain, arthritis, whiplash, muscular lesions, spasms, sciatica, headaches and much more! Whether you’re a doctor, truck driver, teacher or yoga instructor, your body needs and deserves a consistent massage because of its many benefits.