MASSAGE THERAPY is a profession
in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive
therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being
of the client.
MASSAGE is manual soft tissue
manipulation, and includes holding, causing movement, and/or applying pressure
to the body.
THERAPY is a series of actions
aimed at achieving or increasing health and wellness.
MANUAL means by use of hand or
(Information obtained from the American
Massage Therapy Association)
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