What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a relaxing treatment that has been around for thousands of years. In fact, the word "massage" comes from the Greek root "masso," which means "to touch". Massage therapists use a variety of gliding, kneading and cross-fiber friction strokes to work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and improving circulation.

You are usually nude or close to nude during a massage, but covered by sheets. Only the part being worked on is exposed and modesty is always protected. Massage oil, lotion or cream is used to lubricate the skin.

Many people consider massage therapy to be just about pampering, but it has important health benefits. In fact, you get the greatest benefit when massage therapy is part of your regular wellness routine.