What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy as officially defined by the NYS Office of Professions is “…as engaging in applying a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body by means of stroking, kneading, tapping and vibrating with the hands or vibrators for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circulation.”

I would add that many people feel it is more than “a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body”. It is therapeutic touch, as in, healthy kindly-intentioned touch. It is inherently therapeutic, bonding, community building and often poignantly conceptually meaningful to people. It is nurturing, healing and beneficial to both the Massage Artist and the Massage Recipient on a level that is difficult to explain in clinical terms. It is an intuitive art, as in some people have great hands and some people don’t, and every massage session is a unique expression of the art, but everyone benefits from therapeutic healthy touch between consulting adults. It is sacred in a way, a sacred contract between your therapist and you and when you decide to go and receive a massage, truly receive, I feel it is a sacred contract between yourself and you. It is poignantly restorative, nourishing, relaxing and supportive and seems to me to do much more than its clinical definition.

Touch Fitness, Informative Bodywork® acknowledges that Massage Therapy is clinical and sacred. It is in fact “a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body” that has clinical applications such as in Medical and Sports Massage, but also one of the essential art forms of humanity. I am often asked whether I still dance and I say yes, I dance with you. That’s because I feel that every massage is a duet and the best massages I have given are a dance of artfully choreographed manual therapy techniques, that change as I listen with my hands and feel what you need and what you are learning from the work, in real time. Informative Bodywork is where science meets sacred art.

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PLEASE NOTE: Massage therapy, exercise and aromatherapy are not intended as a replacement for appropriate medical attention and care.

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