Massage Techniques and Procedures
Massage is a therapeutic technique involving touch. In massage, a therapist works with the muscles and other soft tissues of the body in various ways so as to benefit the recipient’s overall wellness and health. Massage releases tension from the muscles, creates a sense of calm, and mitigates stress. Although massage has a particularly positive powerful effect on the circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, massage helps the entire body. Types of massage abound: techniques run the gamut from feather-light stroking and kneading to more assertive techniques such as friction and trigger point massage.