Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, consisting primarily of manual (hands-on) techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues. .

Massage therapy may also be recommended for its documented clinical benefits such as improving pulmonary function in young asthma patients, reducing psychoemotional distress in individuals who suffer from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, helping with weight gain, improving motor development in premature infants, and enhancing immune system functioning (Sinclair, Marybetts. Pediatric Massage Therapy. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004)


Massage therapy consist of several techniques from Swedish Massage to Sports Massage. The general purpose of massage is to induce blood and lymphatic flow, to decrease muscle spasm or flaccidity, to initiate a nervous system response with stimulation or sedation, and augment tissue healing process. Research shows that therapeutic massage is beneficial for children and adults. Such benefits include:

  • Reduce muscle tautness and stiffness
  • Relieve myospasms (muscle spasms)
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Alleviate points of tension and overall stress to induce relaxation
  • Increase inhalation and exhalation capacity
  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Relieves tension headaches
  • Promotes the healing of soft tissue injuries, such as strained muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduces pain and swelling related to injuries
  • Reduces the formation of scar tissue and adhesions associated with soft tissue injuries
  • Enhances health and nourishment of skin
  • Decrease tension patterns in relation to posture; by way improving posture
  • Assist in reducing emotional or physical stress and relieving anxiety
  • Further the feeling of well-being
  • Promote awareness of the mind-body connection and improves mental awareness and alertness
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