WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE?
Therapeutic massage seeks to obtain a therapeutic benefit. While therapeutic massage is often relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation.
Therapeutic goals can vary considerably between massage therapists and clients. In some cases, massage is recommended by a health professional. Someone attending physiotherapy for an injury might have regular therapeutic massage to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase their flexibility, leading to a faster recovery. Therapeutic massage can also be used to supplement wound care, cancer care, and a variety of other treatments.
People can use therapeutic massage as a standalone treatment. Some people, such as teachers, lawyers, engineers, active individuals, athletes, retirees, laborers or office workers etc., receive regular therapeutic massage to keep themselves in good physical condition.
People of all ages can benefit from therapeutic massage. Massage is also suitable for people with disabilities, expecting mothers, and people in treatment for medical conditions. If not sure if massage is appropriate for your condition consult your physician.
Basic therapeutic massage techniques are derived from a variety of massage styles. The massage therapjst will tailor your massage techniques depending on your needs.