Therapeutic Massage works on the body’s nervous system to counteract the body’s response to stress. It relaxes muscle tension and allows the heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation to return to normal. Massage has been shown to be useful in treatment of arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, muscle spasm, stress disorders, depression, TMJ, Fibromyalgia, headaches, injury, and much more. By receiving Therapeutic Massage regularly, a person can experience the cumulative effects of reduced muscle tension, increased vitality, and improved ability to achieve a calm state of mind.
The origins of therapeutic massage are rooted in the common instinctual response to hold and rub a hurt or pain. It is found in all cultures as an integral part of health care and maintenance. Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, considered massage of prime importance in any health regime. Galen and the Romans also greatly prized the healing benefits of massage. With the re-emergence of holistic health theories and therapies, therapeutic massage is experiencing a renaissance and is regaining its rightful place among health care practitioners.