Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Massage Therapy is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate 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 to be helpful for different reasons.
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist. Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Talk to us here at Elite Therapy and Wellness are we will get you on the right path.