about Therapeutic Massage...
Often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, Therapeutic Massage has been described as “the healing touch”. Massage therapy refers to skilled touch, including any of a group of manual techniques such as effleurage, friction, vibration, percussion, petrissage, stretching, and compression. These therapies are applied using primarily the hands, forearms, and elbows, and these techniques affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, and nervous systems of the body.
The goal of massage therapy is straightforward: to positively affect your health and well being. Numerous physical and mental health benefits have been attributed to massage, including:
•reducing stress and aiding in relaxation
•reducing the heart rate
•lowering blood pressure
•increasing blood circulation and lymph flow
•loosening tight muscles
•reducing chronic pain
•improving joint range of motion
•enhancing skin tone
•strengthening the immune system
•promoting restful sleep
•reducing premenstrual symptoms
•improving self-esteem & body image
•...and many more