Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues done with knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology
performed in a scientific manner for therapeutic results.
The benefits of massage as a healing art have been known for thousands of years. The renaissance
Massage Therapy has experienced in the past thirty years has brought it to the forefront as a legitimate
form of healing; a natural, wholesome, enjoyable experience. Massage is one of the most natural and
instinctive means of relieving pain and discomfort.
What do you do when you hurt yourself? You rub it!!
Massage is an important part of manual medicine which consists of the use of hands in the treatment of
injury and disease. Its therapeutic value is gained from changes in soft tissue and structures as opposed
to surgery and pharmaceuticals. Manual medicine has grown today to become the foundation for
osteopathy, chiropractic and physical therapy.
Therapeutic massage can treat a wide variety of conditions from sprains and strains; emphysema;
chronic bronchitis; pregnancy aches and pains; sport related injuries; Bell ’s Palsy; whiplash; and the list
goes on. Massage has successfully treated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, helped manage Fibromyalgia and
Multiple Sclerosis, and treated sciatica. Massage Therapy can benefit any age group, from infants to the
Massage normalizes and improves muscle tone, promotes relaxation, stimulates circulation, produces
therapeutic effects on the respiratory and nervous systems. The beauty of massage is its ability to be
both relaxing and therapeutic at the same time.
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