BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced anxiety and depression, reduced blood pressure & heart rate. The release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep.
Relief from pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes is a major benefit of massage. It can also relieve tension headaches.
Acupressure or Trigger point massage may be very beneficial in relieving back pain.
After massage, EEG patterns indicate enhanced performance and alertness on mathematical computations, with the effects perhaps being mediated by decreased stress hormones.
Massage also stimulates the immune system by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage and has been shown to reduce subclinical depression.
Improves circulation and relieves congestion in the tissues. It stimulates the production of blood cells and promotes lymph flow which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes. It helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that build up during exercise and relaxes muscle hypertonicity as well as relieves muscle tension.
Massage improves muscle tone and delays muscle atrophy resulting for inactivity. Deep massage can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions and helps reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue. Massage stimulates increased proprioception and kinesthetic awareness of the body.
Massage assists the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It relaxes and tones the muscles preventing injuries, increases circulation and therefore improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all body cells. And above all it makes you feels great!!!
Remedial Massage / Deep Tissue Massage
- Remedial Massage / Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, by either following or crossing over the muscle fibres, fascia and tendons. Usually used to address specific problems associated with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitations, sporting and occupational injuries, RSI, and physical and mental fatigue. The techniques can include Trigger Point Therapy, deep tissue massage and stretching thereby creating an improved range of motion through the joints. It’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate toxins from the body.
Myofascial Release Therapy
- Myofascial Release Therapy is a very gentle yet very effective hands-on manual therapy using sustained pressure into restrictions in the fascial system to eliminate pain and restore motion and function to the body. The therapy is based on the principle that poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can shift the body out of alignment and cause the intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted. Fascia is a system of thin connective tissue that weaves continuously throughout the body including the muscles, bones, organs arteries veins etc. It connects every part of the body to every other part of the body. Adhesions and scar tissue may also be broken down with myofascial release therapy.
- Myotherapy employs a number of treatment modalities for use of pain management for chronic musculoskeletal conditions, postural conditions, sporting and occupational injuries by method of assessment and treatment protocols. Treatments can include: soft tissue treatment, trigger point therapy, myofascial dry needling, thermal therapy, electrical stimulations (TENS) and corrective exercises. This style of massage helps loosen muscle tissues, releases toxins from the muscles and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly. It’s important to drink plenty of water after a Myotherapy treatment to help eliminate toxins from the body.
- Lymphatic Drainage a gentle whole body treatment which relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system. It involves a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move skin in the direction of the lymph flow through a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. This supports the body to naturally eliminate excess toxins, dead cells, viruses, bacteria and chemicals. Other benefits of this massage are: relieving fluid congestion, promoting wound healing, relieve stress and anxiety. Dr Emil Vodder has created a unique range of movement regarding the lymph system and this method is gaining acceptance in the treatment and control of lymphedema.