Most people consider massage to be a pampering experience. And yes…..a good massage feels luxurious. The truth is, however, massage therapy is medicine. Not only does massage therapy reduce the stress and tension of everyday living, but massage, by a skilled practitioner, restructures the body by loosening and unwinding contracted tissue and muscle fibers that cause pain and discomfort. Therapeutic massage and bodywork also treats and prevents disease. It is currently being used as a principle form of treatment for numerous health conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, migraines and chronic headaches, hypertension, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and lower back pain.