Massage therapy is a one of the oldest methods of healing, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Working mainly with their hands, massage therapists use pressure, kneading, rocking, vibration and compression to promote relaxation of muscles, mobilization of joints and a general sense of well being. By increasing your blood and lymphatic fluid circulation, massage therapy helps to decrease swelling from injuries, promote healing, and lower both your heart rate and blood pressure. The beauty of massage therapy is that it helps to soothe both the physical and emotional ravages of stress on our bodies. The benefits of massage therapy can be enjoyed by people of all ages, acute or chronic conditions.