massage-slide-3We talk about massage therapy, all the different types as well as the benefits, but what is it?

Massage therapy is one of the oldest healthcare practices known. It is defined as the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. This include muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments. Massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands but sometimes the forearms or elbows are used and special massage tools may also be utilized. Therapy helps to reduce discomfort from muscle overuse, every day or occupational stresses, and chronic pain conditions. Massage therapy affects the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body.