Massotherapy is a general term for medical or therapeutic treatment by massage. Massage therapy is one of the oldest, effective forms of medical care.
There are many different types of massage therapies available, each with their own style and purpose. Some therapies help tone and keep the body healthy while others work to relieve different types of pain and stress. Massage therapy also helps to improve the functions of the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous and skeletal systems. It creates a stronger, healthier body that is able to quickly recover from illness and injury.
Massage typically involves manipulation of the body tissues, to relieve tension and pain and to promote relaxation. Massage therapy also includes the holding of positions, which stretches the soft tissues and applies pressure to the body. This improves flexibility and reduces muscle tension.