Massage Therapy is a process of manual manipulation of the body’s muscular and soft tissue structures through a variety of techniques ranging from therapeutic to relaxation applications. The soft tissues include the muscles and associated fascia, skin, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules. The benefits of these treatments are: increased range of motion and flexibility, improved circulation, and stress reduction that helps to achieve an overall feeling of well-being.
Recent research has proven that massage is therapeutic, and can decrease muscle/fascial tightness, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, improve structure and function of the body, increase toxic elimination, decrease pain and more. Massage Therapy may also help in preventing unnecessary strain and injury that might otherwise occur due to excess tension, and resulting in structural weakness.
Massage Therapy may incorporate a variety of manual techniques in the treatment of various injuries. These techniques can involve myofascial release, soft tissue release, positional release therapy, and muscle energy therapy. Integrating these manual modalities gently releases restrictions and tightness in the muscles, and the associated connective tissues.