Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.
Physical manipulation of the body's musculature can help with aches and pains, improve circulation and help decrease firing of the sympathetic nervous system and reduce stress.
Massage therapy along with other modalities is often used to aid the healing process, facilitate rehabilitation and is an excellent tool to improve ones overall health and well being.