When Should You Consider a Therapeutic
Massage? Do you feel that a massage is a luxury
and something you should only have as a treat
Therapeutic massage is a luxury you can
enjoy but it is also a great way of relieving
pain and promoting range of motion. More than
half of the body is made of muscle and their
main role is to keep the body moving.
Muscles give the body shape and help to
protect internal organs. The tendons are
attached to the muscles and the muscles are
connected to the brain with nerves. The brain
sends the message to the muscles to move. When
the muscle moves it causes the muscle to
contract and that motion pulls the tendon.
All of these movements are what makes the
bones in the body move. Massage therapy is
manipulation of the soft tissue of the body
including muscles, connective tissue, the skin
Perhaps this article will help you
understand what therapeutic massage is, the
benefits and the risks of receiving a massage.
Connective tissue is the soft tissues that
surround, separate, and connect the different
organs and parts of the body.
What can cause muscles and the connecting
tissue to become stiff and sore? There are many
things that can do that. Repetitive motions,
too much pull on a specific muscle, stress, bad
posture, surgery, injuries, and being a couch
potato can make your muscles sore and
Manipulating soft tissue, muscles, and other
connective tissues are massaged by applying
pressure to parts of the body.
Although researchers and scientists are not
sure why massage therapy works for some people
but there are many recorded evidence of massage
working physically, physiologically, and
Physically the pressure of the massage on the
skin can loosen stiff muscles. Heat will also
help ease the stiffness of sore muscles. Some
therapists may use heating pads to heat the
muscles and ease the pain.
Therapeutic massage can stimulate the body
to release certain chemicals that help improve
your mood, improve circulation and help your
body expel toxic substances that build up in
Psychologically a massage can feel pampered
and taken care of.
It gives a person a feeling of self-worth
and helps the client connect with another
human. The touch and the contact are
important ingredients to the psychology of
a persons health and welfare.
There are many types of therapeutic massage
based on different techniques and focusing
on areas of the body that heightens
relaxation and relieves stress.
Theraputic Massage Terms and
There are many
types of massage therapy and
almost every person that exists
can derive some benefit from
massage therapy whether they
are young or old.
simple benefits to some
remarkable health benefits.
Therapy using massage
techniques can do things like
helping a person to heal better
by helping the person’s body
use it owns resources to
It can help
with headaches and help to
relieve many kinds of tension
Many people use massage therapy as a way to
relieve stress and relax stiff and sore
muscles. It can help improve the function
of the lymph system helping to move waste
products out of the body.
Massage strengthens muscles and allows the
joints to move more freely. Range of motion
is improved and therapy promotes recovery
from injuries, fatigue and minor pain.
Massage therapy may increase blood
circulation and help boost the immune
system. It also is great for stimulating
the skin and giving it a fresh healthy