Alternative Treatment: A treatment other than the standard or most common treatment for any condition.

Anoxic: Relating to or marked by a severe deficiency of oxygen in tissues or organs.

Certified Massage Therapist: A person who has completed the recommended course work for massage licensing in their state and has taken and passed the National Certification Exam for NCBTMB.

Plateau: To reach a state of little or no change after a time of activity or progress.

Therapeutic Massage: Massage that stimulates healing and is viable in order to help with disease or dysfunction in the body; stimulating homeostasis and increasing healthy function.

Toxic: Poisonous substances.

Traumatic: Of, pertaining to, or produced by a trauma or wound.

Treatment of Pain: The use of techniques to help reverse damaged areas in the soft tissues, nerves, ligaments, organs or other areas of the body; bringing about functional recovery.