Generally put Massage therapy is the use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on muscles and related soft tissue; ligaments, tendons, and fascia. I know that there is much more to a massage than just the science. I believe that a Massage needs to be both relaxing and therapeutic. A true chance for a client to relax and relieve some of the tension, pain or stiffness they may have.
Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body's stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.
What conditions does Massage Therapy address?
People get massage therapy for a variety of health conditions:
•Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
•Stress relief and stress-related conditions
•Headaches and migraines
•Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
•Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
•Circulatory and respiratory problems
•Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation