Therapeutic Massage – A Rejuvenating Journey

Therapeutic Massage – A Rejuvenating Journey

As the world realizes the potential detriments of contemporary medicine and seeks alternative treatment methods, many popular healing practices have come forward. Homeopathy and Chinese acupuncture are some of the well-known examples. However, many such ways resort to making bold claims, and their medical merit is yet to be proven scientifically. So is therapeutic Massage one of these? Or is it the wonder treatment that might change the way you look at the term "treatment" for the remainder of your days? Let's find out!

What is "Therapeutic Massage"?

According to Britannica Encyclopedia, the term "therapeutics" refers to the treatment and care for both preventing and combating disease or alleviating pain or injury. The word comes from the Greek therapeutikos, which means “inclined to serve."

Therapeutic Massage, therefore, involves massage with an intention to cure. It refers to the mobilization of the human body's soft tissues (like fascia, body fluids, and muscles) to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/functional use.

It may be used to relieve the patient of pain generally experienced in a specific part of the body. It is also put to work in order to treat specific physical ailments. Moreover, its application for rehabilitation of the body is also widespread; for instance, a person who has experienced trauma resulting from an unfortunate past incident might profit from it. It is often the go-to treatment procedure for musculoskeletal disorders. In short, it has a wide range of practical applications ranging from preventing, treating, and improving.

How does it work - And does it?

To start with, a lot of the famous types of massages around the world, such as "sports massage," "deep tissue massage," "rehabilitation massage," "Anti-Stress massage," all fall under the umbrella of Therapeutic Massage. The good specifications of each of these may differ, but they are all streams of the same river.

Once the patient is taken into confidence, a registered practitioner takes over. The practitioner has a detailed knowledge of the soft tissues of the human body. As he/she gives them a rub using different oils/ointments, the pressure is carefully applied to the other regions of the body as per the treatment requirements—therapeutic Massage results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning. A standard appointment lasts for an average of one to two hours. The full effects of Therapeutic Massage Therapy usually begin to show up after a few sessions. However, many patients tend to report a considerable pain cessation or stress relief after the first engagement.

What Conclusions has Research about Therapeutic Massages Arrived To?

Therapeutic Massages and their effects on the body have been researched extensively after promising marvels to the suffering masses. In 1991 the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, United States of America, shifted the scope of Therapeutic Massage Therapy into contemporary medical treatments after conducting several qualitative studies on the beneficial effects of Therapeutic Massage Therapy.

 

Some of the findings of the research are as follows:

 

 

 

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:

Conclusion:

Therapeutic Massage is quickly becoming the inevitable part of professional therapeutics around the world, as a solo practice and assisting contemporary medicine in achieving the medical well-being of patients around the globe. It is steadily gaining significance and recognition around the medical circle and has been proven on many occasions to be the best method to tackle a medical issue. It is open for everyone and anyone to try out.

Author
Kelpa Hernandez LMT and PTA Kelpa Hernandez Licensed Massages Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant Offering 14 years experiences Medical Massages. Highly skilled in Deep tissue massages, Scar tissue Massages, Swedish Massages, Sport Massages, Myofascial Release, Pain release related with Skeletomuscular an Neuromuscular system, Trigger point release, Certified in Manual and Mechanical Lymphatic drainage in medicine, Neuromuscular Repatterning for Optimal Health, Kinesiology Taping, Anatomical and Physiological Stretching and Reflexology.

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