What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the practice of soft tissue manipulation through a range of techniques tailored to your individual needs. The application of these specific techniques helps the stimulation of blood and lymphatic circulation and therefore the treatment and prevention of soft tissue dysfunctions including that of muscular strains, fibrosis (scar tissue), lymphoma, and restricted range of motion, fatigue, general tension and stress.
Target tissues may include muscle, tendons, ligament, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm and feet. Massage is best utilised as a prevention method rather than a solution to an immediate dysfunction. As once the tissue dysfunction reaches a chronic stage, it then becomes a longer process to rectify.
The anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of a person can greatly affect the outcome of a massage. Massage therapy greatly reduces pain and increases flexibility within the area of dysfunction and assists in reducing the detrimental psychological states of anxiety, nervousness and depression that greatly hinder our physiological well-being and therefore, the discomfort associated with it.
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