Massage Therapists are trained to take care of your skeletal muscles.
The Diploma in Therapeutic Massage covers Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and in depth training in Musculoskeletal Anatomy, including the specific functions and actions of the muscles in your body.
There are 639 named muscles in the human body!
Even though our bodies are all different shapes and sizes they all have the same muscles to do the same jobs.
Skeletal muscles are used to help the body move and also stabilise joints for extra strength and functional support.
Massage Therapists are trained to:
detect muscle fibre directions
locate tense areas in muscles
assess any restriction of movement in a muscle
asses any restriction of movement in a joint due to skeletal muscle impairment
Similar to combing conditioner through the strands of our hair; Massage Therapists 'straighten' constricted muscle fibres.
A variety of techniques are used that will either strengthen or lengthen the fibres of an affected muscle. This allows blood and nutrients to flow freely through and 'feed' the muscle for restoration of full function and movement.