Massage therapy involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate discomfort and pain, as well as to promote health and wellness.
This form of therapy is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal injuries such as strains, sprains, and whiplash. It can help correct postural imbalances, as well as heal overuse injuries, including plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and bursitis. In addition, massage therapy can help alleviate headaches and peripheral nervous system conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica/piriformis syndrome.
Benefits of massage therapy include increased flexibility and range of motion, pain reduction and/or management, improved circulation and immune function, as well as injury treatment and prevention. Many people also experience relaxation and a reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression both during and after treatment.