Massage therapy is a type of treatment in which a trained and certified medical professional manipulates the soft tissue of your body muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin using varying degrees of pressure and movement.
Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for anxiety or digestive disorders.
Massage is the practice of rubbing and kneading the body using the hands. During a massage, a massage therapist will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to ease pain and tension.
Unique benefits of massage therapy are relieves postural stress, helps mitigate anxiety and depression, improves sleep, eases muscle pain and improves circulation, and boosts white blood cell count and immune response.