So, for example, a body that has injuries will also be constricting the passage of vital nutrients. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the passage of vital nutrients will move unobstructed through a healthy body. Manipulating the body’s physical structures, in particular the muscles, ligaments, and skeleton will allow the body to be unimpeded in its efforts to heal itself.
There is good science underlying osteopathy, a mainstream profession that embraces the physical as well as the holistic. Osteopaths will tell you that it is their job to treat the whole person—they place emphasis on the structure and function of the body as well as the spiritual idea that the body, when encouraged properly, will heal itself.
Always consult your doctor and your therapist to see if massage or specific massage types are right for you.