Massage Therapy

Massage is a hands-on manipulation of the body tissues using stroking, kneading, or other similar touch for therapeutic purposes. There are dozens of kinds of massage, which differ in ways such as intensity of treatment, types of strokes used, how it is applied, and area of body treated. Generally, however, all forms of massage share several principles:

Massage also helps transport excess proteins, water, and wastes from the connective tissues to the blood stream, improving the flow of lymph and thus helps remove substances from the body tissues that can cause or contribute to disease.