What to expect

What is massage?

 

Massage is the physical manipulation of tissue and muscles by stroking, kneading, rubbing, compressing and stretching parts of the body.  Massage can be carried out through clothing or a towel or with direct contact of the skin.  When massaging with direct contact of the skin, this can be done with or without the application of oil depending on the desired outcome.

 

In all types of massage therapy, the intention is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and help the body to relax.

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