Massage Therapy is the assessment of muscular injury and dysfunction of the human body. The aim is to improve muscular strength, flexibility, decrease pain through the application of soft tissue techniques, corrective exercise and rehabilitation to return to a greater level of functional performance.
Massage Therapists are highly trained and are very thorough. Consultations involve a health history, postural assessment, mobility testing, muscle testing, orthopaedic and neurological testing. This assists in finding the underlying causes of the condition and guides the treatment.
Treatments include specific soft tissue techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching and cupping. In addition, rehabilitation of the condition is achieved with exercise prescription and stretching.