What is Massage Therapy?
Massage was one of the earliest remedial practices for the relief of pain and for the restoration of healthy body functions. It is a type of therapy that is used as a complementary or standalone practise by a number of health care providers.
The practice of massage therapy involves more than applying massage techniques. Massage therapy as a health care approach sits within the wellness model and aims to support clients in balancing mental, emotional, and physical needs.
What can Massage Therapy treat?
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, massage therapists can aid to relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. Natural massage therapists typically do the following:
- Talk with clients about their symptoms, medical history, and desired results
- Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
- Manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body
- Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
- Document clients’ conditions and progress
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