Therapeutic massage can be helpful for many health problems as a treatment on its own or in combination with other therapies.
This hands-on, soft tissue therapy, provided by a registered massage therapist, treats your body as a whole through its effects on your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. It is as effective for stress management as it is for specific conditions including:
- Muscle spasm/stiffness
- Neck and back problems
- Past injury rehabilitation
- Chronic pain
- Circulatory problems
- Respiratory problems
The soft tissues of the body include muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, skin and connective tissues. A variety of massage techniques are used to treat these tissues, including Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, localized friction, heat and many others.
You may be asked to undress for therapy; however, registered massage therapists always drape appropriately, uncovering only the particular body part currently being worked on