Massage therapy is a type of treatment in which a trained and certified medical professional manipulates the soft tissue of your body such as the muscle, tendons, skin, connective tissue, and ligaments.
The therapist uses varying degrees or movement and pressure. Massage is considered as part of integrative and complementary medicine.
Along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical situations and conditions, it is being offered increasingly. Massage is an effective treatment for pain, reducing stress and tension according to some studies.
To prepare for the massage therapy you should shower first. Cover your wounds to prevent infection. Get your doctor’s’ clearance if you have open sores or a communicable condition.
Eat first before the session because massage stimulates your body’s digestive processes and might leave you feeling hungry and the relaxation massage can lower your blood sugar level. Avoid alcohol intake before the massage.
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