What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue to relieve muscle spasms and tension with in the muscles.
Therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body, often varying pressure and movement. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet.
Typically, the intent is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and decrease pain.