Massage therapy involves the rubbing and kneading of soft tissues and muscles in the human body. This is to promote healing and enhance a person’s health and well-being.
Massage can help alleviate stress, depression and tension. It wont solve your problems but many people report that it is effective as part of a coping strategy. People have used words like “comforting”, “soothing”, “uplifting” and “empowering” to describe the effect they feel.
The tensions we hold in our minds and emotions are often mirrored in our bodies. As the client learns to relax and enjoy the massage those tensions can melt away, both physically and mentally. This is what therapists often mean when they talk about a treatment being “holistic”, i.e, it benefits both mind and body.
So whatever your reason is, take care of yourself and treat yourself now and again. When you look after yourself, it often puts you in a better position to be of benefit to others also.