Massage therapy spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, working to improve an individual's health and well-being through the hands-on manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body.
Physical --Massage therapy is designed to stretch and loosen muscles, improve blood flow and the movement of lymph throughout the body, and facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes resulting from exercise or inactivity, while increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissue. In addition, massage stimulates the release of endorphins--the body's natural painkiller--into the brain and nervous system.
Mental --Massage therapy provides a relaxed state of alertness, reduces mental stress, and enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.
Emotional --Massage therapy satisfies the need for caring and nurturing touch and creates a feeling of well-being and reduces anxiety levels.