Dr. Jessalynn Frederick, BHK, DC
Get Well, Live Well, Play Well

H. Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the
body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the
purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and
well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function
can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the
effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of
Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on
physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to
combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and
other therapies to treat their clients. (CMTO)

Last updated: 07/12/2018
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