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Physical & Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy


What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a scientific method of manipulating the soft tissue of the body to help the restoration of function in the many systems of the body. Massage Therapy can benefit the muscular, skeletal, digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, emotional, mental and nervous systems, in order to positively affect the health and well-being of the client


Physical Benefits of Massage

  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and
  • Effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system

Other Benefits of Massage Therapy

• Fosters peace of mind
• Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
• Helps relieve mental stress
• Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
• Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
• Satisfies needs for caring — nurturing touch
• Fosters a feeling of well-being
• Reduces levels of anxiety
• Increases awareness of mind-body connection


History of Massage

Throughout history humans have utilized therapeutic touch and massage. We have an instinctive human response that when we bump ourselves that we rub it and the pain soon goes away. In these days of computers we often rub our necks and knead our shoulders when they get tight.

Professional therapeutic massage is an age-old healing art. In China the practice can be traced as far back as 3000 BC. The bible references anointing the body with oil, and in 460 BC, Hypocrites the father of medicine, said “all physicians should have experience of the techniques of rubbing, it is recognized that rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose and loosen a joint that is too rigid”.

In 1813, the Royal Central Institute was established in Stockholm, Sweden, and here the known massage movements were studied scientifically and systematized. This was the most important single development in the field in modern times and it is because of this that remedial massage is often called "Swedish".


Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) or any practice of manipulation of the skeletal structure.

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