Therapeutic Massage is a massage session that takes place in a warm, comfortable and quiet area as you lie on a specially-designed table. Sometimes, soft music is played for relaxation. A professional massage therapist with proper training will perform the therapeutic massage. Typically, a full body session includes therapeutic massage on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. Depending on the therapeutic massage technique utilized, your body should become relaxed as the session progresses. Some therapeutic massage methods include Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, reflexology, and acupressure/Shiatzu massage. Each of these therapeutic massages uses variant strokes, posture and pressure application to specific points. Always ask your practitioner about which technique he or she utilizes. In most cases, a therapeutic massage session lasts about an hour.
Therapeutic massage is beneficial as it relieves chronic muscular tension and pain, improves circulation and joint mobility, reduces mental and physical fatigue and promotes help in healing, including lowering of blood pressure. After therapeutic massage, many individuals experience relaxation and freedom from aches and pains due to tension or repetitive activities. Increased energy, mental awareness and improved productivity usually last for days after therapeutic massage.