Therapeutic massage is a manual application of deep or light pressure applied to the musculoskeletal system (skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) to promote muscle relaxation, myofascial release, increased joint function, increased local blood
Why should therapeutic massage be performed by a physiotherapist?
- Has a better understanding of an individual’s musculoskeletal condition
- Is able to relieve muscle tension and pain such as spasm, strains and sprains
- Has the skill to improve flexibility and mobility as well as enhance function, promote relaxation and well being
- Is able to promote post injury rehabilitation