Massage therapy is a treatment approach which is growing in demand and popularity. It was once considered an alternative or fringe approach, but it is now becoming much more mainstream. More importantly, now that massage therapy is considered a mainstream treatment option, many insurance companies provide coverage for treatment sessions. This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits. The body’s soft tissue areas include the muscles, tendons, connective tissue, etc. If someone is tense and in need of a release, or they have been injured and have extensive muscle and/or nerve tissue damage that plagues their body, massage therapy might be worth exploring. Here are some benefits of massage therapy.
Soft to hard pressure massage which manipulates body tissue which is great for a tired body that has aches and pains.
Pressure point massage to increase the flow of chi in a Ying or Yang direction depending on the clients’ moods and personality. Great for people that are stressed or injured that cannot do Swedish massage.
Manual lymph drainage
The best method to drain the lymphatic system for clients with poor circulation and cellulite.
Yunus Ingram’s method of hard touch reflexology to improve ailments that have an indirect effect of organ functionality. Pressing reflexes under the feet allow for better circulation to the related organ.
Swedish technique with hot stones to relax tired muscles.
Deep tissue for injury. Great for athletes and active individuals.