Massage Therapy Programs Clinic Handbook

B. Statement on Massage Therapy Scope of Practice

Massage therapy is the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and to promote health and wellness.

The massage therapy given in our clinic is for general wellness purposes, including stress reduction, relief from muscular tension or spasm, the promotion of circulation, lymph activity, and flexibility, and to alleviate pain and reduce restricted range of motion. A massage therapist does not diagnose illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder, and the massage therapist does not prescribe medical treatment or pharmaceuticals, nor perform any spinal manipulations.