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massotherapy

 [mas″o-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease by massage.

mas·so·ther·a·py

(mas'ō-thār'ă-pē),
The therapeutic use of massage.
[G. massō, to knead, + therapeia, treatment]

mas·sage the·ra·py

(mă-sahzh' thār'ă-pē)
A collection of bodywork modalities designed to improve health through manual manipulation of soft tissues including stroking, kneading, pressing, tapping, and shaking. Intends to improve local circulation, reduce pain, and promote relaxation.
See also: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, seated massage, reflexology, manual lymph drainage, craniosacral therapy, polarity therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, Reiki, bodywork
Synonym(s): massotherapy, myotherapy.
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The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly[R] School of Massotherapy, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop.