Massage therapists deal with the injury of soft tissues, either from trauma (e.g. accidents or surgery) or repetitive strain (e.g. poor posture, poor ergonomic design of tools and furniture). Massage therapy encompasses a wide range of different techniques that can affect the circulatory, musculoskeletal, nervous, and respiratory systems. It can include the use of hydrotherapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, instruction in proper breathing and the assessment and correction of posture. A massage therapist can physically stretch muscles, inhibit muscle spasm, increase the range of motion of joints and help break down scar tissue. They are trained to assess and treat most soft tissues of the human body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and other connective tissue). Once a pattern of muscle dysfunction is assessed and treated, a massage therapist will provide advice and tools such as specific exercises and stretches to lessen or eliminate the soft tissue problem.
Oct 9, 2022
Welcome Brad Reyes, RMT