Physiological Effects of Therapeutic Massage

From the Feb 2012 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic Canada, author Warren Hammer discusses some of the recently recorded changes that happen in the body when receiving a deep pressure massage.

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One thing to note is that he talks about Therapeutic Massage (TM). Some patients require calm, light touch to achieve their goals for treatment; others need pressure. An RMT is trained to provide a massage treatment using several massage techniques or approaches in order to reach the patent's goals. For some, calming the anxious mind is the highest priority and for others it's increasing the flexibility of a joint. It can be argued that all massages, regardless of style or pressure, is therapeutic.