Massage therapy is the practice of rubbing and kneading the body using the hands. During a massage, a massage therapist will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to ease pain and tension. A massage therapist is a person trained in giving massages.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain.
How does Massage Therapy work?
Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage therapy can also reduce nerve compression.To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them.