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
Why you should have Massage Therapy alongside your Osteopathic Treatments.
If you are injured or are recovering from an injury, you will want this recovery to go as quickly and as smoothly as possible. By adding regular massage alongside your treatments is a great way to complement the therapy you are receiving and speed up your recovery. It will help you keep on the intended path and make sure everything is moving correctly and functioning as intended.
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