What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with the stresses of everyday life and work, muscle over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Registered massage therapists (rmt) work to improve the circulation of blood through the body and to speed the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles. Their skilled techniques increase the flexibility of muscles and other soft tissues. Some people visit a massage therapist to relieve pain or to warm up before a sporting event. Others want to relax and reduce stress.
Key Benefits of Massage Therapy:
- Enhanced general relaxation
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced muscular tension and associated discomfort
- Facilitation of healing post surgery or trauma
- Alleviation of symptoms in chronic or painful conditions
- Improved sleep
- Enhanced tissue elasticity and flexibility
- Increased range of motion in joints
- Relief from muscle aches and stiffness
- Improved blood circulation and immune system functioning