What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Massage has a therapeutic effect on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Treatments can reduce pain, reduce stress, and improve both physical function and overall wellbeing.
Who does it help?
Massage therapy is appropriate for virtually all patients. In particular, it can help patients with:
- chronic stress
- muscoskeletal pain
- athletic or other Injuries
- pregnancy related discomfort
- surgical recovery and lympathic drainage.
What is involved?
Massage therapy involves various specialized movements of the hands, directly on the skin or over clothes. Depending on your needs and preferences, massage may involve gentle touch or deeper penetration of muscles, and may involve the whole body or a single area. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable.