Primarily through the use of hands-on manipulation of your muscles, tendons and ligaments, massage therapists are a great start for optimizing your health.
Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved. Often massage therapy works very well in conjunction with other disciplines as more time can be spent on correlating physical dysfunction, pain and stress relief.
Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:
- Reduces and/or eliminates pain
- Improves joint mobility
- Improves circulation
- Improves immune system function
- Increases lymphatic drainage
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Reduces tension within muscles
- Increases body awareness
Massage therapy can benefit people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, a huge advantage massage therapy offers is prevention of future injuries.