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Massage was invented centuries ago. Massage is one of the best known remedies to relieve stress. Reducing stress increases and balances your energy and relieves pain. When you are in pain, or your movements are restricted, you are unable to enjoy your body and your life the way you like to. Every day stress, repetitive movements on the job, household accidents and sports injuries can cause temporary or even, when untreated, permanent problems in your muscles. Tight muscles tend to restrict blood flow and are more prone to injury. Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves in arms, hands, legs and/or neck. This will give you a feeling of pain, tingling or numbness in the area of the pressed nerve.
Relaxation massage is a massage in which the massage therapist will use a variety of manual techniques designed to relieve stress, promote relaxation and general wellness in a person who has no definable health problems.
Therapeutic massage is a massage in which the massage therapist will use a variety of manual techniques designed to relieve stress and promote relaxation, mobilize various structures, relieve pain and swelling, prevent deformity and promote functional independence in a person who has a specific health problem.
Trying to put together a list of the benefits of massage would be extensive and exhaustive. If you are being treated by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), they can assess and treat many soft tissue injuries such as:
As well as the above conditions, massage can also help with:
Massage Therapy can be used as a corrective therapy, as well as preventative therapy. Because of this nature, treatments can be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
A 30 minute session
A 45 minute session
A 60 minute session
A 90 minute session
A 120 minute session