What is Massage Therapy?
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. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved, and physical dysfunction, pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
- Reducing pain, muscle soreness and tension
- Improving circulation, energy and alertness
- Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
- Improving immune function
Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment to help address:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Low back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
- Upper back and neck pain