Massage therapy uses different manual techniques. Massage is performed by hands although the therapist my also use elbows, forearms and feet. The massage therapist applies pressure to certain muscles, in either fixed or movable motions, in order to address the issue. Some motions are vibrations, rocking, friction, kneading and/or compression.
Who uses massage therapy?
Massage therapy is usually performed by licensed massage therapists, but can be used by physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors.
What is massage therapy used for?
Massage therapy is used for a variety of reasons. It reduces stress and anxiety, relaxes muscles, rehabilitates injuries, reduces of pain, and promotes overall health and wellness. Massage also aims to improve circulation throughout the body.
Treatment from message therapy:
Message therapy has many physical and mental benefits. Some of those benefits include relaxation, the loosening of tight muscles, lowering of heart rate, and reduction of mental stress.