Therapeutic massage is often very relaxing, the end goal can vary between therapist and clients. In most cases, massage can be recommended by another health professional as a part of a larger treatment plan. Regular therapeutic massage can help loosen muscles, improve muscle tone and increase flexibility as a part of treatment for an injury alongside of physiotherapy treatments.

Everyone from athletes, labourers, office workers or even the stressed out individual can receive regular massage to keep themselves feeling healthy and in good physical condition. Massage is suitable for people with disabilities, expecting mothers, and people in treatment for medical conditions, although there are some precautions that may need to be taken into account in protecting the health of the client.

Therapeutic massage is a combination of relaxation and remedial massage to not only be able to relax the whole body but also work through some muscle issue that you may be feeling.

Benefits of therapeutic massage include:

• Improved circulation

• Enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle cells

• Helps remove waste products

• Reduces muscle swelling.

Therapeutic massage induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure; as well as boosting your immune systems; and generally decreases the physical effect of everyday stress.

Massage benefits the following conditions:

• Stress

• Anxiety

• General well-being

• High blood pressure

• Minor injuries

• Arthritis

Depending on your lifestyle, regular massage works best on a 4 to 6 week basis. Your muscles need to keep relaxed and moving through their full available range for the individual. If the muscle becomes tense they will consider this to be normal and this can lead to the stress and pain we all feel.