What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is an alternative form of therapy that promotes natural healing of the body and mind. At the Pure Escape we use traditional Swedish massage therapy techniques which cover a wide range of manipulations of the soft tissues of the human body.
These soft tissues include skin, muscles, tendons, associated fascia, ligaments, and joint capsules. In general, massage therapists use only their hands and arms to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
Mention of anointing or rubbing as a healing practice is found in literature from all over the world. The earliest known medical records mention massage as a form of treatment. Hippocrates discussed the use of “gently rubbing” a dislocated shoulder following reduction to aid healing.
Many conditions such as whiplash, headaches, muscle spasms, tendonitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica, insomnia, stress and fibromyalgia can all be treated through massage therapy. Since it is a natural, non-invasive form of therapy, it is a safer alternative to modern day western medicine that is often costly and produces unhealthy side effects. Massage therapy is also effective as a preventative measure. It is best to start treatments before any problems arise so you can maintain good health. However, if a condition is already present, massage therapy is a natural way to begin the healing process.