Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation to improve health and well-being. It has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries around the World. Varieties of massage range from gentle relaxation to the stronger manual techniques applied in remedial and Deep Tissue work.
Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. It has many benefits and may be used with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and psychological purposes and goals; e.g. stress relief, neck and shoulder pain and sporting injuries.
In our professional clinic setting, massage normally involves the client being treated seated or while lying on a massage table, fully or partly unclothed with parts of the body respectfully covered with towels.