Not everyone thinks of massage therapy as a necessary part of their health. Scientific and clinical studies continue to promote the benefits of massage therapy for our overall health and well-being. Understandably as the need and importance of massage therapy grow, so does the role of the massage therapists.
The tools of a massage therapist may include oils, beautiful music, massage tables, or chairs. They talk to their clients to evaluate their symptoms and medical history. They communicate with their clients regarding their expected results and make recommendations regarding treatment options. They utilize massage techniques with their hands, fingers, forearm, elbows, and sometimes feet to help with relaxation and heal injuries.
We might find the need to relax, or we might have an injury that needs rehabilitation. We might also need help with stress reduction, improved circulation, or general wellness. Whatever our individual wellness needs, the skills of a massage therapist are vital in addition to conventional treatments to help with healing and recovery.