Benefits of Massage and why they shouldn’t just be kept for holidays

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Remedial massage

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Many see massage as an activity best reserved for beaches in Bali, but the huge benefits and potential of Remedial Massage are often overlooked. Remedial massage is a term for collective techniques designed to encourage the bodies own healing ability or to assist in the healing process of soft tissue disorder and injury, This is achieved by encouraging healing, preventing injury and aiding in the rehabilitation process ultimately leading towards balance in the musculoskeletal system.

Remedial massage is a therapy designed to treat specific pains and ailments. This therapeutic method includes assessment of the body via analysis, muscle testing and range of motion testing to give an accurate reading of the muscles and structures that need to be addressed. Remedial massage is great for soft tissue injuries of many kinds including:

  • Lower back problems
  • Shoulder dysfunction
  • Hip pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic swelling
  • Knee pain or patella tracking
  • Prolapsed or slipped disc
  • Trigger points
  • whiplash
  • Pre and post surgery
  • post competition
  • Improving mobility and range of motion
  • Improving flexibility
  • Improving over all function of the muscular system
  • Improving strength and muscle control

Remedial Massage differs from Sports Massage – which many have the misconception

Many have the misconception that sports massage should be reserved for elite athletes, but when utilised by athletes of all levels, it can be critical in maintaining and optimising athlete performance and improving recovery time; as well as preventing injury and aiding in the rehabilitation process. Sports massage can also be utilized just prior to an event and immediately after. Pre activity treatment depends on the time frame before the activity, styles may change up to a week before hand. On the day of the event the massage pressure is reduced with a more vigorous, stimulating style used to slightly lengthen but mostly energise the muscles and activate the nervous system. Post activity treatment on the day of the event is designed to flush the body of toxins and metabolic waste, and restore fresh blood to the muscles. The treatment is also designed to reduce any nots or scar tissue formation from the impacting event.

Find out more on the benefits of Remedial, Sports, deep tissue and other forms of massage from the pros:

 

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