Massage is defined as the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for a curative effect. Soft tissues are made more pliable through massage to promote circulation and blood flow.
Massage treatment involves the therapist using their hands to apply pressure on your body. Therapists use various techniques to work on the body, including stroking and gliding (effleurage), kneading the soft tissues (petrissage), and ‘percussion’ (tapotement).
Massage will not only aid with mental relaxation, but will also assist with various physical symptoms. However, massage can also be used as a preventative measure to prevent symptoms and injury. Regular massage maintenance will increase your overall sense of well-being for optimum physical and mental health.
Massage is used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as:
• Muscular tension
• Headaches and migraines
• Work-related stress
• Repetitive strain injury
• Pre-natal pregnancy conditions
• Frozen shoulder
• Sports and dancing injuries
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