What is Massage therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
What does it treat
Massage therapy serves for 2 main purposes- Relaxation, and Rehabilitation.
Relaxation massage aims to give you a whole body relaxing experience; it will sooth and calm your mind, while comforting and relaxing your body. Rehabilitative massage, also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage, is practiced to ease any discomfort on your body and help restore the balance within.
Symptoms such as below can be treated with massage therapy:
- Post-injury rehabilitation
- Back, shoulder and neck pain
- Muscle spasms/strains/sprains
- Stress and tension
- Nerve compression syndromes
- Pregnancy-related discomfort
- Poor circulation/ Lymph drainage