Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions.
Research has shown that people who are stressed are more prone to health problems. Massage therapy can help the body by stretching the muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments. The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain by hands-on therapy to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. Its therapeutic effect can help optimize your health and well being by working on the body’s muscular, nervous and circulatory systems
Massage therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.
Massage therapy can prove beneficial in Anxiety and depression, Back, leg, and neck pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Dislocations, Fractures and edema, Headaches, Insomnia, Multiple sclerosis, Muscle tension and spasm, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Sports injuries, Stress and stress related, conditions, Tendinitis, Asthma and Emphysema, Cancer symptoms, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal disorders, Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis, Kyphosis and Scoliosis, Parkinson’s disease, Palliative care, Pregnancy and labor support, Strains and sprains, Stroke and Whiplash.
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.