To put it simply, massage therapy is the process whereby a massage therapist uses different techniques, such as strokes or kneading moves, incorporating various parts of her body in the treatment such as her hands, fingers, elbows or even her forearms, depending on the massage therapy treatment you chose. The aim of therapeutic massage is to treat the body holistically to help you maintain optimal health.
People chose massage therapy for many different reasons, e.g. relaxation, treatment of sports injuries, back pain, chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and even carpal tunnel syndrome! The reasons vary from person to person, as does the appropriate massage therapy method you choose.