In all types of massage therapy, the intention is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas. The massage will warm the muscles, and help the body to relax.
In a typical massage therapy session, the practitioner will discuss symptoms, medical history and the desired results. The practitioner generally performs some evaluation through touch before beginning the massage.
Massages helps to relieve muscle tension, and spasm thus promoting healing and reducing stress. It is very effective in relaxing the muscles to increasing circulation, improving lymphatic flow to reduce edema, and promoting recovery to improve the immune system.