If tension, pain or restricted movement keep you from living the life you want, remedial massage may help. With its marvellous abilities to relieve pain and tension, speed healing and increase energy and vitality, remedial massage can be a lifetime ally in maintaining ongoing good health.
Benefits of Remedial Massage
Some of the most common conditions Remedial Massage may be of particular benefit for include:
What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial, Sports or Deep Tissue Massage is an intensive form of massage that aims to address the cause of pain and dysfunction. Through slow strokes and deep finger pressure the Massage Therapist uses a combination of soft tissue techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching and exercise prescription to relieve pain or soreness, improve joint movement and assist the body’s natural healing process.
Over the course of a day our muscles contract and relax many times. However, accidents, repetitive actions, poor posture and everyday stresses can form permanent, sometimes painful, tension in our muscles. Even worse, around any painful site, muscles automatically contract to support and protect the area. Any tight muscle can’t hold much fluid which means reduced circulation and accumulation of irritating waste products.
Over time, areas with poor circulation form trigger points.
Trigger points are highly irritable spots (commonly called knots) that can refer pain elsewhere in the body. For example, a trigger point in your hip can refer pain down your leg.
Through therapeutic remedial massage, muscle tension and trigger points can be relieved allowing circulation to return bringing with it healing nutrients and oxygen to the area. A deeply relaxing massage can provide a much needed break to everyday stresses helping to calm your nerves and allowing muscles throughout your body to let go and relax.
No matter what sport you play, or if you prefer a more gentle form of exercise like dancing or walking, maintaining physical fitness is important for overall general health and wellbeing.
Exercise can often leave muscles feeling fatigued, stiff and sore. Muscle tightness can build over time causing severe pain, reduced flexibility and postural imbalances. Remedial and Sports massage can provide relief from these symptoms and improve flexibility by using techniques to stretch, lengthen and improve the suppleness of muscles.More Information
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