Massage therapy is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body -muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin by a registered massage therapist. The massage therapist uses varying degrees of pressure and techniques of stroking, kneading, or rubbing with one or both hands or an instrument.

Studies of massage benefits have found massage can:

  • Help reduce stress
  • Relieve pain and muscle tension
  • Promote healing
  • Increase relaxation
  • Improve physical and immune functions

Types of Massage Therapy

  • Cupping massage therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Wellness massage
  • Home visits