Understanding Massage Therapy – What the Differences are and How it Can Help.

Everybody can benefit from regular massage, from babies to the elderly, to sports people, labourers and office workers. You don’t only have to be recovering from an injury – a regular massage is the key to better health.

Relaxation Massage

If your physical or emotional health is challenged, massage can eliminate the production of stress chemicals in the body. If you’re feeling stressed or under pressure, a massage therapist can offer a variety of relaxation modalities to help you wind down and feel revitalised.

Remedial Massage (covering sports massage and deep tissue)

Massage therapy stretches muscles, inhibits muscle spasm, increases flexibility and helps break down scar tissue. Therefore, it can help you recover from injury, either from an accident sport or surgery. A neck and shoulder massage can also alleviate repetitive strain injuries resulting from poor posture or sitting for long periods of time. If you play sport, regular massage therapy can help prevent injury. A massage therapist can develop a treatment program in conjunction with your training to maximise your performance.

What are the Benefits of Massage?

Massage may:
Reduce swelling
Lower heart rate and blood pressure
Reduce stress and anxiety
Boost the immune system through cellular waste elimination
Relieve muscle tension and improve muscle tone
Reduce inflammation in joints and soft tissue
Alleviate pain, stiffness and improve flexibility

Can Massage Help My Condition?

Massage has been known to benefit a number of symptoms in the following conditions:
Arthritis
Asthma
Back pain
Gastrointestinal disorders
Headaches
Immune system disorders
Insomnia
Joint strains and sprains
Myofascial pain (connective tissue)
Mental illnesses
Pregnancy associated problems

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