A general term for any of a number of techniques in which the body surface and musculoskeletal system are stroked, kneaded, pounded and yanked.
General term for a range of manual approaches to enhance relaxation, elevate mood, reduce blood pressure, decrease pain and heighten immune responses. It involves the practice of kneading or otherwise manipulating a personâ€(tm)s muscles and other soft or connective tissue.
Massage used to treat muscular conditions, such as aches and pains, and improve movement and quality of life.
this treatment method involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body (skin, muscles and the structures contained therein) for therapeutic effect. Massage theraphy is believed to create a feeling of wellness through assisting blood flow. Consult with a registered message therapist (RMT) who is fully qualified to offer assistance.
Based on the idea that touch is read through the skin and can produce a sense of physical and emotional well-being. It works with both deep and light touch to stimulate functions of the body such as the circulatory and lymphatic systems. It can improve circulation and the supply of oxygen to the body's tissues and is often used to reduce stress, ease pain and treat depression and digestive disorders.
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a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well being of the client
A process of manual manipulation of the body's muscular and soft tissue structure through a variety of techniques ranging form relaxation to clinical and therapeutic applications. The benefits are increased range of motion and flexibility, stress reduction, and improved circulation helping to achieve an overall feeling of well-being.
Massage therapy involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body in order to bring about normalization, which in turn promotes healing. Massage affects blood and lymph circulation as well as muscular tension. In addition, it stimulates or relaxes the nervous system, depending on the technique used. Among the benefits of massage are faster healing from soft tissue injury, healthier skin, and stress reduction. There are many different techniques of massage, including AMMA therapy, Lomi-Lomi, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, shiatsu, sports massage, Swedish massage, Thai massage, trigger point therapy and more.
systematic, therapeutic stroking, rubbing, or kneading of the skin and underlying muscle and other soft tissue of the recipient for the purpose of physical and psychological relaxation, improvement of circulation, relief of sore muscles, and other therapeutic effects.
Popular around the world, massage incorporates the use of touch to stimulate circulation, relax muscles and promote a sense of well-being. Licensed in Washington state, massage therapists can combine a variety of techniques for their client's benefit.
Massage therapy is a general term for health and healing practices involving touch and movement, which are based in massage and related manual techniques.2
(massotherapy, somatotherapy): Any method that involves pressing or similarly manipulating a person's soft tissues to promote the person's well-being.
Different massage therapies have evolved throughout the world over many centuries for stress, muscle, and tissue relaxation, as well as manipulation of skin, muscle, and joints.
Deep or light pressure applied to the musculoskeletal system for the purpose of muscle relaxation, myofascial release, increasing joint function, increasing lymphatic drainage, realigning scar tissue, or increasing local blood flow.
A "hands-on" approach that takes many forms. Some of the many benefits include physical and mental relaxation, improved circulation & muscle tone, and aid the efficient functioning of the digestive system.
This long-respected healing art has a history, which stretches back thousands of years and spans the globe. The first written records of massage date from 3,000 years ago in China, although it is certain that the use of touch to heal and soothe extends back to the earliest human experience. To rub a sore muscle or stroke another in comfort is a natural human instinct; and the "laying of hands" has been valued among spiritual and healing traditions throughout history.
A form of body manipulation in which practitioners manipulate muscle and connective tissue to enhance function of those tissues and promote relaxation and well-being.
This is a general term covering a variety of disciplines for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes - Swedish, Shiatsu, trigger point, neuromuscular - with roots in both Eastern and Western cultures. Massage improves the function of the body's connective tissues and/or muscles. Among conditions alleviated by massage are whiplash, low back and neck pain, and degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. It involves the practice of kneading or otherwise manipulating muscles or other soft tissue with the intent of increasing circulation and detoxification, reducing physical and emotional stress and increasing general wellness.
Massage therapy has been used since the time of Hippocrates in the fourth century BC. The basic philosophy of massage is to manipulate the soft tissue to enhance the body's tendency to heal itself. It consists of physical methods that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding and moving parts of the body.
(muh-SAZH THAYR-uh-pee) A treatment in which the soft tissues of the body are kneaded, rubbed, tapped, and stroked. Massage therapy may help people relax, relieve stress and pain, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation. It is being studied in the treatment of cancer symptoms such as lack of energy, pain, swelling, and depression.
A general term used for a range of therapeutic approaches with roots in both Eastern and Western cultures. It involves the practice of kneading or otherwise manipulating a person's muscles and other soft tissue with the intent of improving a person's well-being or health.
A hands-on therapy in which essential oils are applied to the body for emotional and physical benefits.
Massage therapy is an ancient healing touch that provides comfort through applying pressure to the muscles of the body. Massages may be given lying down or seated at a massage chair and, may be total body or specific areas of discomfort. Benefits may include relaxation, increased energy, pain relief, improved circulation, digestion, and sleep, and a greater sense of well-being.
The manipulation of soft tissue to enhance health and general well-being
the use of the method of treating disease or disorder by manipulating the body with rubbing, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body.
A hands on healing and/or relaxation technique used to stimulate blood flood and unlock muscular blockages.
Massage Therapy is an effective broad-based system of remedial treatment consisting of kneading, rubbing and otherwise manipulating a part of the whole body with the hands. Although not limited to, Massage Therapy focuses mainly on muscles, organs and lymphatic glands.
Manipulation of body tissue for therapeutic purposes. Types of massage include acupressure, reflexology and shiatsu.
the systematic use of friction, stroking and kneading to improve circulation and mobility, drain lymph and release tension.