What is therapeutic massage?

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The most common and effective usage of massage therapy is to relax the body and mind in order to relieve muscular and soft tissue strains and tension while also improving blood flow and muscular and nervous system function.

Therapeutic massage is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue and joints of the body; using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction techniques across the grain/muscle fibres. Soft tissue includes; muscle, skin, tendons and fascia, also ligaments and joint capsules.

Massage is used to release chronic holding patterns of muscular tension, poor posture and misalignment of the body. Applied with greater pressure to deeper layers of muscles, this is a great treatment for conditions such as

  • headaches
  • neck stiffness
  • shoulder pain
  • back pain
  • lower back pain
  • hip pain or stiffness
  • leg cramps
  • swelling