Physical therapy is a specialty in rehabilitation medicine where specially designed exercises and equipments help patients restore their normal physical activities. Physical therapy is advised when the health problems make it hard to move around and make your daily activities uneasy.
Physical therapists are trained physicians who guide you about physical therapies. They assess and treat varieties of conditions that affect the physical function of adults and children. They are often able to relieve pain and help to resume daily activities. They work in health care systems in both hospitals and community.
Massage therapy is a form of treatment that involves manipulation of the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massage is performed with the hands, fingers, forearm, elbows or feet. Massage therapy can help people relax, relieve stress and pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, deal with anxiety and depression and help overall general health and wellness.
There are many different forms of massage therapy and some of the more common include:
Swedish massage: Swedish massage uses long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibration and deep circular movements to massage.