Massage Therapy is often called manipulative therapy, since it involves manipulation of all body parts by giving different type of movements. Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids
In a massage session, target tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.
Massage Therapy has its effect on all the system of body like blood circulation, glandular system, muscles and nervous system. During a massage session, blood flow to the muscles increases to a greater intensity, thereby improving all the function of muscles, besides strengthening them.
Studies prove the physical, and emotional benefits of even a single massage therapy session. It is found that when massage is given, Red Blood Cell (RBC) count increases , resulting in oxygenated blood supply, thereby enhancing functional activities.
Numerous varieties of herbal oils are used for massage therapy. Various types of massage therapies include Ayurveda Massage, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, etc. Analgesic effect of massage is also useful in treating painful disorders like Neuralgic, Joint Pain, Headache Lumbar Spondylosis, Cervical spondylosis, Myalgia etc.