Therapeutic massage is an alternative medical practice that has been used for thousands of years to naturally treat muscle pain, injury, and stiffness. Massage therapy can be used to alleviate mental and emotional problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Considered a relaxation technique, therapeutic massage helps reduce tension while eliciting feelings of calm and deep relaxation.
Alternative Healing Therapies refer to treatments that do not fall within the traditional scope of Western medicine and can be used either alongside or instead of conventional approaches. In the U.S., more than half of adults say they use some form of alternative medicine. Treatments like reiki, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology have been used to treat conditions like depression, anxiety, hypertension, and chronic pain. The path to healing may be achieved through diet, various energies, herbal and other supplements, self-healing mechanisms of the body, and much more.