About Remedial Massage
There is no doubt massage is popular not only throughout Australia but also internationally. In Australia clients benefit from the regular application of remedial massage, a treatment specifically prescribed to the clients own individual needs.
In remedial massage the therapist is trained to perform a treatment using not only observation and assessment skills, but also tactile feeling hands skills to direct the individual treatment for a client. Remedial massage uses specific techniques to stretch and lengthen connective tissue and muscles, reduce pain and discomfort, and bring a sense of wellbeing and mobility to the client.
Remedial massage is a deep tissue massage done by a fully qualified remedial massage therapist. It is used to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, broken bones, bruising or any injury where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages and damaged cells, breaks down scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete and balanced healing, particularly to the affected muscle groups. Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle; for example repetitive strain injury, and back, shoulder and neck pain. It is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in injured or painful areas.
One of the primary goals of remedial massage is to speed venous blood return from the extremities (arms and legs). Remedial massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation and stretches the muscles, ligaments and tendons, keeping them subtle and young. Remedial massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is beneficial in a regular program for stress management. It also has specific clinical advantages to assist in a medical, rehabilitation or remedial therapy program.
Remedial massage is extremely beneficial to the athlete or person who exercises regularly, by helping to stretch out all of the muscles which have been working hard during exercise, break down any knots in the muscles, remove lactic acid which builds up during exercise, and finally allowing the body to experience a level of relaxation and wellbeing towards the end of the treatment.
One of the immediate benefits following a Remedial Massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because the massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neuro-transmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones are also reduced. Some studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Remedial massage is greatly beneficial and can reduce symptoms by relaxing the tension in the muscles, stimulating the flow of blood through the muscles, breaking down and eliminating toxins, enhancing oxygenation of the brain and relaxing the nervous system and mind.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and is packed with nerve endings. Remedial Massage works by soothing soft tissue and encouraging relaxation. It is especially effective in treating ‘vicious cycle’ complaints. For instance, a tension headache is often self-sustaining because the pain makes the sufferer clench the affected muscles even harder. This, in turn, creates more pain.
Modern studies have shown that remedial massage can be used to assist a variety of disorders, including anxiety, arthritis, back pain, chronic pain, constipation, depression, headache, insomnia and high blood pressure.
If you are needing help or advice, we are more than happy to guide and offer professional advice to assist you in reducing your discomfort, feeling good and recovering from injury.
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