Therapeutic massage: Touch that transforms
First used 3000 years ago by the Chinese, massage is gaining wide acceptance in the Western world as a component of good health and well-being. Some people seek therapeutic touch to speed recovery from an injury or to relieve pain; others find that it reduces stress and reinvigorates them.
What is therapeutic massage?
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) defines therapeutic massage as "the manual manipulation of the muscles to positively affect the health and well-being of the client." As a healing modality, massage is best known for improving circulation. This helps the body move water and nutrients to the cells while aiding in the removal of waste products.
Why do people get massages?
People of all ages and walks of life choose massage to relax muscles, relieve pain and swelling, and recover from injury.
What do people wear when they get a massage?
People who visit BodyOasis are free to remain fully clothed, as in some pre- or post-event sports massages. It's more common, however, for clients to undress to the degree that they are comfortable. Regardless of what is worn, clients are modestly draped (covered) at all times during the massage.
What conditions can be helped by massage?
Click the arrow above for some conditions that may be alleviated through massage.
Massage is not indicated when a person is suffering from certain forms of cancer, certain cardiac problems and other conditions. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions about whether massage is appropriate for you.