Therapeutic massage is a holistic treatment technique that includes rubbing, kneading, pressing, and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments—otherwise known as the soft tissues of your body. Massage is performed in different ways to meet a variety of needs, with styles ranging from soft to deep tissue massages. Some of the most common types of massage include:
Medical massage is an essential component of a comprehensive treatment plan designed to restore the body after injury or trauma. The direct, therapeutic methods used in medical massage are aimed at promoting relaxation and stimulating blood flow in damaged or injured regions. In addition to relieving pain and discomfort, medical massage helps loosen the myofascial tissues, or connective tissues, that connect, separate, and support your muscles and bones. Having tight myofascial tissues can cause negative physical effects that impact other bodily systems. Medical massage helps you achieve myofascial release and bring balance to the rest of your body.
One massage can leave you feeling relaxed, energized, and well both physically and emotionally. Incorporating medical massage into your health care plan, or simply making therapeutic massage a regular part of your wellness routine, benefits you on a completely different level. Medical massage and regular massage therapy helps:
Therapeutic massage also complements chiropractic care, as each therapy enhances the other to promote faster, more complete healing.
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