Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues such as muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments. There are a dozen types of massage therapy methods or modalities. The main types of massages include:
Massage is generally considered to be an alternative or complementary medicine. Studies have demonstrated that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. It is also very complementary to other forms of treatment such as chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, etc.