When you mention Massage Therapy, many people think of a spa atmosphere, where you lie with warm fluffy towels, cucumbers on your eyes while nature sounds are softly played in the background. Over the past decade, massage therapy has evolved into much more than this. Each year its clinical presence in the medical realm is gaining momentum and credibility. Massage is now commonly recognized as a clinical/medical practice for injuries, medical conditions and disease processes.
Massage can be tailored to suit all types of disease and conditions to people of all ages and stages of life. Keeping this and the patients’ health history in mind, the therapist is able to make simple adjustments to the treatment and use a wide variety of techniques to ensure a safe treatment that yields maximum results.
I was excited to see one of my favorite magazines, Best Health promoting the benefits of massage. It’s a good quick read for anyone wanting to know the systemic and mechanical benefits of massage.