THE BENEFITS OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Taking time out for massage can be very beneficial for many health concerns. Studies reveal that Remedial Massage can help treat the following conditions:-
- Chronic back pain
- Helps reduce fatigue
- Reduces anxiety, depression & stress
- Improves digestion
- Migraines & headaches
- Improve muscle tone
- Eliminate toxins
- Enhances vitality
Massage reduces the stress hormone “Cortisol” in the body which helps to lift mood and lower the blood pressure.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPIST?
Our fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapists will consult you prior on your pain, injury or health concerns. Treating your problems using several techniques varying from deep pressure to light stroking and stretching tailored to your requirements and preferences.
We specialise in Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Back and Neck Pain, Pregnancy Massage, Oncology, Relaxation and Lymphatic Drainage.
Oncology massage is a gentle, safe and mindful treatment which is adapted for the needs of a person with diagnosis of or history of cancer. It is with a therapist who is specifically trained with the awareness and expertise to modify and adjust a conventional massage and to identify contraindications to treatment based on the persons history, tumour sites and associated lymph nodes.
This type of specialty massage improves the quality of life for people who have a history of cancer or who are going through their treatment journey. It is highly powerful when integrated as part of treatment program to manage symptoms and reduce the side effects from conventional treatment of cancer. It provides a variety of positive effects to not only the patient but also to their carers, family members and of course anyone else who is in need of deep relaxation. A study (Cassileth and Vickers, 2004), showed that light touch massage was the most effective form of touch therapy and had the following positive results on participants wellbeing:
- Pain improved by 47%
- Fatigue improved by 42%
- Anxiety improved by 59%
- Depression improved by 48%
- Nausea improved by 51%
- Other symptoms (such as shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth, disturbed sleep) improved by 48%
During conventional treatment of cancer, a person may spend many hours, days, weeks in and out of hospitals, exposing their body to various chemicals, drugs and medical equipment. Nourishing human touch is something that may be limited during these hard times of treatment and is something that a fancy medical generator can’t do for them. This sacred time for massage also allows them to actively participate in a part of their healing journey which is valuable in improving their sense of self and overall feelings of wellbeing.
- Deep states of relaxation
- Decreased stress levels
- Improved sleep
- Decrease anxiety
- Decrease nausea
- Decrease pain
- Improve the appearance of scars post surgery
Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ, 2004, Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a Major Cancer Centre, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:3:244-250
SPORTS MASSAGE, HOPE ISLAND, COOMERA, OXENFORD, HELENSVALE, RUNAWAY BAY, ORMEAU & PIMPAMA.
Sports massage is designed to focus on releasing tension in the deeper layers of muscular tissue. The aim is to reduce pain, improve recovery between activities, increase mobility and to improve the overall functioning of the muscular system.
A typical session may involve deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, stretching and muscle energy techniques to activate and lengthen the muscles and to increase range of motion which allows muscles to perform at their peak.
A sports massage can be used pre-event to increase blood flow to the muscles, improve flexibility and decrease the chance of injuries. It can also be used after a specific event or training to minimise recovery time, prevent stiffness, relieve pain and to return the muscles to their relaxed state.
Pregnancy massage is a type of remedial treatment that is adapted to suit the specific needs of expectant mothers. Throughout pregnancy, a women’s body undergoes many physical changes. Massage can help to eliminate and relieve some of the complaints that she may experience as she moves throughout her pregnancy journey. It is my job as a therapist to consider the appropriate positions and techniques to assist with maximum comfort during the treatment.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM PREGNANCY MASSAGE?
Pregnancy massage can be used at any time during pregnancy including post-natal. Special care is taken into consideration during the later stages of pregnancy to ensure the treatment is safe and beneficial for both mother and baby.
Getting a massage during pregnancy is extremely rewarding for the soon-to-be mother as it relieves:
- Sciatic pain
- Lower back pain
- Swelling(oedema) and fluid retention – particularly around the ankles
- Muscle cramps
- Back, leg, shoulder and neck pain due to altered postural/walking patterns
- Shallow breathing by softening the muscles around the ribcage
Massage also stimulates the endocrine system and decreases the level of stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline) and increases your ‘feel good’ hormones (serotonin and dopamine). This calms the nervous system and increases relaxation and improves sleep as well as stabilising and reducing stress hormones to the baby
Getting a massage during pregnancy is also really beneficial as it increases blood circulation around the body, allowing more oxygen and nutrients available to the cells to provide mum and bub with better nourishment and oxygen supply.
If you or someone you know could benefit from an indulging pregnancy massage, book in with one of our therapists today! Call us on 5510 9824 to book.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a gentle technique which is used to stimulate the lymphatic system to promote the movement of fluid (lymph) around the body. This can reduce swelling as well as boost the body’s immune system.
Your lymphatic system your body’s first line of defence against disease and infection due to the lymph nodes containing a large number of white blood cells. Lymph picks up toxins such as bacteria, food additives or preservatives and viruses from the body and filters them through the lymph nodes for removal from the body.
It is different to other forms of remedial massage as it is slow and gentle and involves circular, stretching motions on the skin to move fluid out from an area of swelling to the healthy lymph nodes to aid natural drainage.
Having a healthy functioning lymphatic system is important for overall health as it boosts the immune system, detoxifies the body and induces relaxation. This technique can also be useful for treating specific conditions such as:
- Fluid retention due to injury, pregnancy, surgery
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low immunity
- Breast surgery (mastectomy)
- Dermatological conditions (eczema, psoriasis, acne)
- Clear congested sinuses
- Sports injuries (sprains, swelling)
- Post-surgery (soften scar tissue, promote healing, and reduce chance of infection)
It is important to drink water after a MLD session to encourage circulation of fluid and the removal of wastes from the body. Anyone can benefit from this gentle and effective treatment, whether it be for a specific condition or for a general health boost.
Below is a testimonial from a client after just one session of MLD with Katelyn:
“Hi Katelyn, I’m feeling exceptionally well today and the redness that is usually on my face around the sinus area is gone – I’m having my first make-up free day in years! Thanks for the MLD 🙂 Melinda”
“Massage is not a luxury, but an essential part of wellness and achieving optimal health”.
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