Massage therapy encompasses a broad range of techniques including deep tissue massage, orthopedic massage, shiatsu, integrated touch therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, and emotional healing as well as a host of other therapies.
A holistic approach to massage therapy focuses on helping a patient to achieve an inner balance, which then translates into a higher level of functionality within their body and in relation to their environment.
Therapeutic massage has been effective at treating a variety of health-related conditions, and is often used to relieve pain, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and overall to improve general wellness
Patients should expect to share with their therapist information about their general health including current symptoms, medical history and health and wellness goals. An evaluation using applied pressure may also be used to determine painful or sensitive areas.
New England Integrative Health Associates (NEIHA) Therapeutic Massage: