In wellness massage, a patient does not present with impairments in body structures and function that are secondary to a clinical condition. Instead, the person has several body structures and functions that they wish to enhance as the focus of a wellness intervention.
This type of massage therapy is utilized to counteract the pressure of daily life which tends to wear down both the body and mind.
The therapist will examine these structures and functions to ensure that they are free of impairments prior to embarking on a wellness intervention that targets these areas.
Outcomes for wellness massage can include optimized functioning of any body part or body system, prevention of injury, improved body awareness, enhanced mental focus, enhanced ability to deal with stress, improved sleep, increased relaxation, enhanced immune function, increased energy, positive mood, and improved wellness.