Therapeutic massage is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. This is not considered a relaxation massage due to the amount of pressure and depth used. While it can still be considered relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation. This type of massage is recommended by a health professional and may be performed as part of a larger treatment plan, like physical therapy or chiropractic treatments. The application of diverse manual techniques of touch and stroking to muscles and soft tissue to achieve relaxation and to improve the client’s well-being.
Advanced techniques are used in this modality for pain management and pain relief from chronic health conditions, as well as sports related injuries or stresses on the body, and everyday aches and pains. Advanced techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and stretches are essential tools used to treat and relieve targeted muscle issues. Tissues are pulled, lifted, rubbed and compressed and manipulated. It helps to increase blood circulation, reduce swelling and reduced formation of scar tissue.