Systematized manipulation of soft tissues including applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body.
The Goal of Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage is the systematized manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of normalizing them. Practitioners use a variety of physical methods including applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body. Therapists primarily use their hands, but may also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. The basic goal of therapeutic massage is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Massage therapy can be used to reduce muscle tension, pan and spasm, promote general well-being and enhance relaxation, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.
Our office uses a variety of therapeutic massage techniques, in the Baltimore metro area, and your therapist will talk to you about what is right for you.