Full body therapy
Using the label of therapeutic massage is a way to indicate that the purpose of the massage is meant to offer health benefits. The other meaning of a therapeutic massage is that both the client and practitioner have a shared goal of achieving structural changes within the body, generally through a series of regular massages.
For instance, a Swedish massage is a more superficial massage that improves blood and lymph circulation and relaxes you. While it is good for your body and mind, it is not aimed at shifting the underlying structures of the body that may cause pain and restrictions.
A therapeutic massage means you present to the therapist with a specific complaint, for instance, pain in your hip, tight shoulders, or a spasm in your lower back etc. The therapist then follows with the therapy plan that suits you best.
Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.