Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, nearly 4,000 years old.
Nowadays massage therapy often refers to as bodywork therapy and also refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body. It includes applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands but not limited to as massages can be also applied with the forearms, elbows or feet.
All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, promote relaxation, well-being, healing. Massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client.