Massage therapy can be used for preventative maintenance or to treat both acute and chronic conditions. A registered massage therapist (RMT) will use hands-on manipulation on the muscles, tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints to optimize the health of the patient. Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy can be used to treat myofascial trigger points, also known as muscle knots. These knots are painful when pressed and can radiate pain elsewhere in the body, Massage therapy can help alleviate and treat pain caused by knots.
Massage therapy can reduce pain, improve joint mobility, reduce muscular tension, and improve circulation. It is also commonly used for preventative care such as injuring prevention, stress management, and sports training.
Massage also has therapeutic benefits. It can reduce anxiety and increase the feeling of wellbeing.
Massage therapists can help reduce:
- Back pain
- Leg pain
- Neck pain