Massage therapy is the practice of manipulating the soft tissues of the body including the joints, ligaments, connective tissue, tendons and muscles to improve the person’s health and well-being. Treatment involves using various degrees of pressure and movement and has a therapeutic effect on the body by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.
A massage therapist specializes in preventative and rehabilitative care through massage therapy. They can prevent the onset of pain and accelerate recovery from existing pains. Treatment from a massage therapist can be effective for soft tissue tension, reducing stress, and improving local and systemic circulation.