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Benefits of Remedial Massage

Benefits of Remedial Massage

One of the immediate benefits of remedial massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. Massage prompts the release of endorphins which produce those wonderful feelings of well-being.

Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.

Some of the physical benefits of remedial massage include:

  • reduced muscle tension
  • improved circulation
  • stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • reduction of stress hormones
  • relaxation
  • increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • improved skin tone
  • improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • heightened mental alertness
  • reduced anxiety and depression

Different types of massage may include:

  • myotherapy – involves the assessment and treatment of soft tissue pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy helps restore and maintain the health and function of the soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body
  • remedial – is the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the signs, symptoms and causes of bio mechanical dysfunction or injury, using techniques to restore normal health and function
  • therapeutic – also known as ‘Western’ or ‘Swedish’ massage is one of the most popular forms of massage in Australia, this technique is designed to promote relaxation and improve blood circulation
  • lymphatic drainage – a gentle whole body treatment, relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system
  • aromatherapy – essential oils made from selected flowers and plants are added to the massage oil for their particular therapeutic properties.
  • reflexology – based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. Reflex points, can be found in the feet, hands, face and ears. These points respond to pressure, stimulating the body’s own natural healing process.
  • shiatsu – an oriental massage technique that aims to improve energy flow by working certain points on the body.
  • sports – this is an application of massage, not a particular massage technique. The type of technique or treatment applied is dependent on the nature of the stage of training or competition, sports injury or condition. Sport massage is a blend of techniques that aim to enhance performance and help overworked muscles to recover quickly. Sport massage is a blend of techniques that aim to enhance performance and help overworked muscles to recover quickly.

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