Using the hands to knead, compress, and stroke a specific area of the body is a process that reduces muscle tension and dampens the autonomic nervous system resulting in increased blood circulation and metabolic stimulation of muscles and connective tissue.
Connective Tissue Massage
A connective tissue massage is a treatment that uses various types of pulling motions and pressure to stimulates the subcutaneous connective tissue. But, unlike many other massage therapies, this procedure is usually focused on massaging areas outside of the affected areas which have been proven to have beneficial effects. Essentially, this treatment is performed on what is referred to as the “projection fields” for internal organs.