What is therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder.
How does therapeutic massage work?
Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. ... The nerves can assume their normal work of transmitting messages to and from the brain, which improves functioning of the muscles and organs. Touching the skin or applying pressure relaxes muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
What are the benefits of therapeutic massage?
This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits. The body's soft tissue areas include the muscles, tendons, connective tissue, etc.
- relaxing tense muscles
- aiding pain relief
- alleviating depression
- promoting sleep
- improving circulation.