Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)

These techniques are designed to specifically affect the connective tissue of the body. Various schools of CMT may focus on either the superficial connective tissue of the skin and muscles or the deeper connective tissue of the tendons, ligaments, and periosteum (which surrounds and nourishes the bony structure of the body).

Benefits/Contraindications

Same as massage.

Training/Licensing

In Germany, Connective Tissue Massage is considered a physical therapy technique; in many parts of Europe it is considered a medical technique. In the United States, Connective Tissue Massage is taught in many massage schools.  (See also Bindegewebsmassage)