HOW MASSAGE THERAPY WORKS
A massage therapist will rub and knead the soft tissue on your body. The soft tissues include muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin. Your therapist will adjust the the amount of pressure and movement according to your comfort level.
As a part of integrative medicine many medical centers and providers often offer therapeutic massage as standard treatment. It can be used for a wide range of medical conditions.
Studies have shown that massage can benefit:
Help reduce stress.
Lessen pain and muscle tightness.
Improve the work of the immune system
HOW MASSAGE THERAPY CAN HELP YOU FIND RELIEF FROM PAIN
The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with the movement of joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage may be therapeutic, relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprains.