Massage Therapy

Digital Image by Sean Locke Digital Planet Design www.digitalplanetdesign.comWhat is Massage Therapy?

The Massage therapists at Manhattan Wellness Group are highly trained under the group’s supervisor and specializes in medical massage that targets specific conditions, illness or injuries. These techniques are proven to improve healing and recovery time.

Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine,” referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: “The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”

Now days, in addition to “rubbing,” massage therapy, often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client:

By Rashad Trabulsi DC

Physical and Mental Benefits:

  •     relieves aching and tired muscles
  •     loosens tight muscles
  •     relaxes the whole body
  •     increases flexibility and range of motion
  •     diminishes chronic pain
  •     help reliefing the inflamed nerves and calms the nervous system
  •     lowers blood pressure
  •     lowers heart rate
  •     enhances skin tone
  •     assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  •     strengthens the immune system
  •     reduces tension headaches
  •     reduces mental stress
  •     improves concentration
  •     promotes restful sleep
  •     aids in mental relaxation
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