Massage has been used for centuries to heal, invigorate and relax the mind and body; reaching all the major organs as well as helping the muscles, bones and soft tissue to stay healthy. The massage principle is simple: touch means stimulation. This means that wherever touch is used, the body reacts. Our extensive Massage Therapy Course Online is designed to give an in-depth understanding of what it means to be a massage therapist. Because of the changing landscape of the skin and the body parts it protects, differing levels of touch on the body elicit a range of responses; a soft stroke on the forearm may induce relaxation, but a deeper touch might help the blood vessels in the lower arm take blood back to the heart or stimulate and deepen blood flow to painful muscles.