Massage involves applied pressure to soft tissue of the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia through the use of touch, kneading, friction and compression. Used alone or in combination with other treatments, massage can treat specific conditions or can help maintain and promote overall good health and well-being.
Massage is great for the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems. It increases blood circulation which stimulates the transportation of wastes, toxins, necessary nutrients and oxygenated blood. Massage therapy reduces swelling and decreases pressure placed on nerves. It also increases connective tissue softness and actively breaks down scar tissue.
It can be used to reduce symptoms and treat a wide variety of conditions, including: