Everyone can benefit from therapeutic massage when it is done by a fully qualified and experienced therapist. Therapeutic massage is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. It is different from simple relaxation massage, which is performed to only aid in relaxation and reduce stress. Therapeutic massage is often relaxing, but the end goal of this session is even more restorative.
It can help increase range of motion, relieve spasms, help adhesion melt away. Therapeutic massage can help athletes reach peak performance. Massage may be used as part of a general wellness program for people ranging from those who sit at desks, drive a lot, those with muscle strain, who suffer from repetitive motion injuries, to people who want to make their muscles strong and flexible. It is helpful in preventing the acceleration of osteoarthritis as well as many other conditions and you will likely sleep better!
Therapeutic massage can be performed as a standalone treatment or received regularly to keep yourself in good physical condition. The compounding effects from frequent and regular massage are well documented by medical experts. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.