Manual therapy

refers to techniques where the practitioner uses his or her hands to effect changes in the client’s muscles or connective tissue. These "hands-on" techniques may also have a direct or indirect influence on the neuromuscular, lymphatic or vascular systems. There are many different types of manual therapy. Some common terms or forms of intervention used in the manual therapy lexicon are soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, manual lymphatic drainage, and myofascial release. Please see the Manual Therapy and Massage page for more detailed information.