Entegra provide remedial massage in the nothern Melbourne, Brunswick area.
Massage therapy is one of the most popular alternative treatments in Australia and can have a powerful impact on physical and mental health. Massage, when used effectively, has the ability to treat many physical health issues, such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and much more. Among the different types of massage used today are deep tissue massage, remedial massage, myotherapy, and sports massage. So, what is remedial massage? What are some of the benefits? And which conditions can be treated?
What Is Remedial Massage?
Remedial massage is a form of manual therapy within the allied health profession that relies on a combination of hands-on techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, cupping and corrective exercises for the assessment and treatment of a number of injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
It forms a vital part of many preventive, corrective, and rehabilitative programs and aims to restore and maintain the normal functional integrity of the soft tissue structures of the human body; these soft tissue structures include the muscles, tendons, fascia, and the ligaments. Muscle tension, muscle pain, muscle tightness, and muscle imbalances can occur as a result of over or underuse of the muscles, poor posture, and by performing everyday activities. Therapists use a number of techniques and pressure to locate and treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense, or immobile.
Benefits of Remedial Massage | Remedial Massage Melbourne
Although sometimes perceived as another form of relaxation massage, remedial massage, in fact, a specialised treatment plan with a range of therapeutic benefits for those who suffer from chronic issues. Some of the benefits include:
- reduced stress
- improve the recovery of soft tissue injuries
- reduced chronic pain symptoms
- corrects postural issues
- increases mobility
- stimulates the lymphatic system
- relieves muscle tension
- increases blood circulation
- improves sleep and concentration
- helps lower high blood pressure
- improves athletic recovery and performance
Common Conditions That Can Be Treated
The following conditions often respond well to remedial massage therapy:
- lower back pain
- upper back and neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- headaches and migraines
- carpel tunnel
- leg tension and pain
- shin splints
- tennis elbow
- golfers elbow
- anxiety and depression
- sacroiliac dysfunction
One of the primary goals is to prepare the body so that it can heal itself from various musculoskeletal dysfunctions. For this purpose, the therapists not only address the symptoms of the underlying condition, but they also try to find out and address the root cause of the problem. This involves conducting a thorough physical assessment of the patient to explore the potential contributors to the pain and dysfunction. Depending on the outcomes of the physical assessment and patient’s consultation, the remedial massage therapist may use a variety of treatment techniques to target the specific areas of the body. Most of these techniques are hands-on massage type techniques such as:
- deep tissue massage therapy
- trigger point therapy
- myofascial release
- passive stretching
- heat and cold therapies
Remedial Massage Melbourne
Remedial Massage Melbourne
1/272 Albert Street, Brunswick
Servicing the Brunswick, Greater Melbourne area