Choose a Qualified, Registered, Massage Therapist

Massage therapy is widely recognised as integrative medicine. When you are not getting relief from other traditional treatments, your doctor, chiropractor, or physical instructor might recommend that you receive a therapeutic massage. This may be needed to complement other treatments that you already receive to treat a particular area of your body.

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Therapeutic massage is any form of massage procedure that has the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. A massage therapist is a trained, certified professional that uses varying measures of pressure and movement to manipulate the soft tissues of your body such as muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin.

Your massage therapist will strive to relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem, for example, a frozen shoulder.

For people suffering from chronic illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia or heart disease, massage can reduce pain, anxiety, stress, fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, low back pain, depression, and many other ailments.

Your massage therapist has the qualifications to provide you with a professional, safe regimen for your ailments and will boost your general health and well being.

Sources: Mayo Clinic; UCSF Health