Registered Massage Therapy

While there seems to be universal agreement that registered massage therapy “feels good”, it also offers many specific benefits. The therapeutic use of massage affects the circulatory, muscular, fascial and nervous systems. Registered massage therapy is also effective in the control of pain – both chronic and acute, in stress reduction and in creating a sense of relaxation and well being.

Many effects are preventative in nature. When muscles are loose and circulation is sufficient, the result is better health and less chance of injury or dysfunction. Some other effects are not well understood, such as decreased anxiety following treatment. Some physical and psychological effects may be due to the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

A trained massage therapist focuses on the normalization of the soft tissues affected by stress, injury and illness through the use of manual techniques that improve circulation, enhance muscular relaxation, relieve pain, reduce stress, enhance immune function or promote health and well-being.

You don’t need to be injured or in pain to experience registered massage therapy, it can be used as a tool to help facilitate your general well being. Many people seek massage therapy regularly to help them perform at their best and feel positive about themselves.