CHICAGO MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy is
the manipulation of soft tissues for the purpose of regulating them. Massage
therapists use a variety of physical methods including applying fixed or movable
pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body. Therapists primarily use
their hands, but may also use their forearms, elbows, or feet.
The basic goal of
massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and
Touch is the core
ingredient of massage therapy and also combines science and art. Practitioners
learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine
the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension
and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an
important component in the healing relationship.
When muscles are
overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle,
causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.
Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen
to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed
healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while
boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure,
circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been incorporated
into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed
and integrated into various complementary therapies.
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