A professional remedial massage can ease muscle knots and spasms, soothe stiff joints and release endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. Regular massage can correct muscle tone preventing further injury.
The mental and physical stresses of modern life induce muscular tensions. This causes pain, increasing stress in what can become a vicious cycle. Remedial massage can break this cycle helping you enjoy life.
Massage stimulates blood flow to damaged tissues, encouraging a speedier recovery from a range of injuries and physical discomfort:
- Sports injuries
- Neck pain and whiplash injuries
- Lower back pain and postural problems
- Repetitive strain injury
- Chronic headache caused by muscular tension
- Soothing of mental and physical stress
- Muscular tension and pain – massage can release knots and imperfections, easing pain and helping to improve your movement.
Remedial massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness.
The soft tissues in our bodies respond to touch. Much of our pain originates in the soft tissue of our muscles, tendons and ligaments. These tissues move and stabilise our joints and protect our organs. Problems can cause headache, chest pain, abdominal and pelvic pain as well as the classic symptoms of back and neck pain.
The massage techniques our massage specialists use are designed to treat both the deep and superficial tissues, improving the flow of blood and lymph to clear toxins and aid your healing.
Your therapist will use skilled manipulation combined with an in-depth knowledge of the body’s anatomy and physiology to ease your pain, correcting problems with your body’s muscles and soft tissues.
At your first appointment your therapist will take details of your medical history, or ask you to complete a questionnaire about any medical problems, treatments or concerns.Our massage therapy room here at the Good Health Centre is warm, peaceful and relaxing. You will be asked to undress to your level of comfort and modesty, and to lie on the treatment couch under a large towel. During the session, your therapist will use this to expose only those parts of the body to which treatment is being applied. No body part or area will be massaged without your permission.
The therapy involves massage to warm the area, then a variety of massage techniques that achieve different results:
- flushing fluid through the tissues
- pressing the muscles to release tension
- pressing areas of hardened tissue to break them up
- stretching tissue to restore normal range of movement
- and tapping muscles to increase the blood supply to the muscles and to tone them.
Massage is a safe and non invasive physical therapy. However, if you have had a recent injury it is sensible to consult a doctor if there may be any bone damage or fractures.
People with cancer should see specially trained massage practitioners. Deep massage on any part of the body is not advisable for those with active cancer.