What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues of the body, such as, muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments to enhance a person's health and well-being. There are various types of massage therapy techniques/methods/modalities.

Benefits of massage

The benefits of massage therapy are more than just relaxation. Historically it has been found that massage therapy carries various medical benefits such as: 

 

  • Reduce muscle tension

  • Relieve stress

  • Manage low-back pain

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Relieve tension headaches

  • Better sleep

  • Relieve postoperative pain

  • Enhance exercise performance

  • Help fibromyalgia pain

  • Decreases frequency of migraine

  • Decrease migraine frequency

  • Improve quality of life in hospice care

  • Increase range of motion

  • Lessons the symptoms of depression

  • Chronic neck and back pain

  • Lower joint replacement pain

  • Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Improve balance in older adults

  • Decrease stress in cancer patients

  • Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

  • Improve cardiovascular health

 

In addition, massage therapy promotes the release of the toxins that built-up in the body, which can cause numerous health problems.