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Massage Therapy

Massage is a process of manipulating skeletal muscle and soft tissue using different techniques, or modalities.

Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, or a device.

The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress, reducing anxiety, or pain.

Massage causes physiological changes in your body through:
- The relaxation response, which is an involuntary, yet predictable response of the nervous system to massage techniques and touch
- Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues
Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits.

Massage helps promote healing by increasing circulation and mobilizing on metabolic waste and toxins, which can get stuck from tension and tightness


1: a light-touch, whole-body treatment technique developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM; works with the body’s craniosacral system to support and nourish the central nervous system — improving overall health and well-being.
2: a complementary method of hands-on bodywork; works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources.
3: helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life; improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress.
4: improves the body’s ability to self-care; can produce profound, positive changes.

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