Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. It is drug-free, non-invasive treatment that has roots from as far back as the 1700’s. It is a simple form of therapy which involves applying pressure to and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax muscles, stimulate blood circulation, and tone the body. It is a great stress reliever and can also be great for deep tissue sports massage. It has a therapeutic affect and improves overall health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic (immune) systems. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. By increasing blood circulation therefore assisting the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), it improves the elimination of waste throughout the body. One of our experience therapists is also trained in osteopathy.