Massage therapy is a manual manipulation of muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
We use massage frequently in combination with manual therapy or a stand-alone treatment.
If you suffer from muscular pain or discomfort, a therapeutic massage might be for you.
In sport, it helps with recovery after work out and helps stay injury-free.
People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
There are several types of massage but oftentimes we divide it into three main types:
Relaxation massage (strength 1-3 on the 1-10 strength scale)
Therapeutic massage (strength 4-6 on the 1-10 strength scale)
Sports Massage (strength 7-10 on the 1-10 strength scale)
Chartered Physiotherapist and Master Myofascial Therapist. In the NHS since 2008; I currently work in the community as a Physiotherapy Team Lead. I also run a specialist back pain physiotherapy service in Southampton, UK. Follow me on social media.