Remedial Massage is the treatment of the soft tissues of the body, particularly the muscles, tendons and skin. The aim can be therapeutic or induce relaxation.
Massage can help restore a strained, tired or damaged muscle by moving the muscle. Massage works the muscles thus improving the amount of oxygen in the tissues and encouraging the in-built “waste disposal” processes of the muscle. The muscle will receive an increase in blood flow and, as a result, this may help the muscle to relax and to heal.
Remedial massage therapy helps to relieve everyday aches and pains including those caused by work-related postures, computer use, and repetitive strain injuries.
Remedial Massage Benefits:
- Increased blood supply to muscles, allowing toxins to be removed
- Calming of the nervous system to ease pain
- Toning and relaxation of muscles to help with joint mobility
- Stress reduction and promotion of a feeling of wellbeing
Reducing stress in your life.
The best way to reduce stress is to work fewer hours or avoid tense situations, this can seem impossible. There is a way to reduce stress without leaving home to live on a mountaintop: Remedial Massage Therapy may be one way to feel less stressed.
Here are just a few of the reasons massage therapy is so effective at melting away stress:
- Stress affects your entire body – Research has found that stress affects every part of your body – studies done by the Mayo Clinic have linked stress to headaches, fatigue, stomach problems, and difficulty sleeping. Too much tension can lead to muscle stiffness and pain.
- Massage is mood-lifting – During times of stress, you can find yourself feeling anxious and depressed or perhaps, overwhelmed and irritable. This will lead to trouble relaxing and resting, focusing and getting work done. Whatever effect you feel a massage is a great way to let your stress disappear.
- Chronic illness or injury? – Massage therapy may help. Again, research has shown that massage therapy can help people manage the pain and stress of chronic health issues, including joint pain, sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, digestive disorders, and conditions like fibromyalgia. Massage can work alongside your treatment program from a doctor, chiropractor or physiotherapist.