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Physical Therapy & Massage

What is physical therapy? Physical therapy (PT) is the art and science of understanding and working with a person through their physical body to help achieve or restore the best function, mobility and quality of life possible. Tools include hands-on work, prescriptions for activity and changes in habits, and lots of education!

What is massage therapy and bodywork? Bodywork is an umbrella term which includes many kinds of hand-on and movement strategies meant to help your body heal and stay well. Massage therapy is a hands-on practice that addresses the soft tissues of the body such as skin, muscle and fascia (special connective tissue that surrounds many things in your body). Massage is most frequently used to provide pain relief, elongate tissues, increase circulation, and help relax specific areas as well as your whole self. Like physical therapy, massage therapy includes many types of techniques, positions and pressures.