What Is Massage Therapy?

"The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly rubbing"  -Hippocrates

This reference to massage was written nearly 4000 years ago by a man known as the "Father of Medicine". Massage is also recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing.

In modern times, massage therapy, more commonly referred to as "Swedish Massage" is the most well known form of massage in the United States. Certified massage therapists use  long, smooth strokes, along with light or heavy pressure, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle and soft tissue of the body using oil, lotion or gel.

 

How does massage therapy work?