Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Furthermore, massage therapy is effective in the development, maintenance and improvement of physical function. Physical dysfunction, pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented by seeing a massage therapist as well.
Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Benefits of Massage Therapy Includes:
- Treat and prevent physical dysfunction;
- Help reduce pain of the soft tissue and joints through manipulation of tissue;
- Promote muscle relaxation, increase lymphatic circulation, break up scar tissue and adhesions and promote drainage of waste products;
- Massage increases body awareness and leads to improved health and well being;