Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy can be defined as the systematic manual or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. Such movements include friction, kneading, pressing, rolling, gliding, vibration, stretching, joint movements and percussion. The therapeutic effects include promoting circulation of blood and lymph, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain, restoration of metabolic balance, and other benefits both physical and mental. The practice is one of the earliest practices of humankind and is the most natural and instinctive means of relieving pain and discomfort. Massage has been a major part of medicine for at least 5000 years and important in Western medical traditions for at least 3000 years. (source: Mark F. Beck “Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage” 4th edition)

Massage Therapy is highly effective. Get The Facts on the latest research presented by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and experience your OPTIMUM HEALTH with the help of your Massage Therapist. To learn more about the use of Massage as Complementary and Alternative Medicine, visit the website of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at

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