Manual therapy may be defined differently (according to the profession describing it for legal purposes) to state what is permitted within a practitioners scope of practice. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.
It is well-known facts that massage positively influence on health. Massage is the best means for removal of pressure after physical activity or brainwork. The danger of damages increases because the strained and tired muscles cannot maintain long pressure. Massage helps to remove residual substances from muscles and to restore their work. Massage stimulates lymphokinesis and blood circulation, stimulates nervous system.