Massage is Therapy.
Massage therapists in most states in the US attend approved massage schools, pass state licensing exams, pass background checks and maintain their license with continuing education classes.
Massage therapists in the US, attend an approved massage school, pass an exam and pass background checks. They are often required by law to post their license on the office wall and include the number in advertisements. Massage therapists work to reduce stress and relieve pain. They work with various health conditions such as anxiety/depression, muscle pain and dysfunction, headaches, fibromyalgia, strains/sprains and many other conditions. They help people going through cancer treatments and joint replacement surgeries. Massage therapy is covered by insurance when there is a need for it due to a car accident or injury at work. Many health insurance companies are paying for massage therapy for medically necessary situations.
Massage therapy can help with stress and many musculoskeletal issues:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Pain – musculoskeletal pain. (Back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs feet).
- Injuries and conditions: Headaches, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, tendinitis (forearms, Achilles tendons, IT band etc.), carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sports applications – pre and post event sessions to enhance performance and reduce injuries.
- Pre and Post- Natal massage
- Recovery from surgeries: joint replacements, open heart surgery, tendon repair
- Reduces side effects of cancer treatments and helps in recovery from cancer.
- Helps reduce High Blood Pressure
- Improves sleep
Massage can assist people of all ages with issues of stress, pain, injuries and anxiety/depression.
- Newborns and Infants
- Toddlers and young children
- Autistic and neurodiverse of all ages
- High schoolers
- Young adults
- Hospice care