20 Apr Benefits of Remedial Massage
The Benefits of Remedial Massage, Self-Care options and how it can help you!
In this blog we will outline what remedial massage therapy can provide you with, some self-care options that work with remedial massage therapy and most importantly how it can improve your health and well-being. So, let us begin!
What is Remedial Massage?
Remedial Massage is a complementary therapy which aims to treat muscles that are immobile, tense, and knotted. It can be a highly effective treatment option for managing dysfunctions throughout the human body such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, sub-acute and chronic pain as well as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (aka DOMS). Remedial massage treatments can also assist in the recovery from a work or sports injury.
What are the benefits of Remedial Massage?
There is a vast array of benefits that could arise from regular massage therapy and they include:
- Improves posture
- Alleviates pain
- Increases flexibility
- Enhances energy and vitality
- Releases muscle tension
- Releases toxins
- Releases nerve compression (e.g., carpal tunnel, sciatica)
- Relieves stress
- Releases endorphins
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves sleep
- Boosts immune system
The Remedial Massage Treatment
Remedial massage is an excellent treatment option and is amazingly effective in removing unwanted pain or discomfort. A physical examination would be required to identify what tissues are causing distress through Range of Motion testing and palpation (touching the muscles or joints). Following the testing, specific treatment modalities would be used such as trigger point therapy and gentle stretching to relax and soothe soft tissue tension.
Self-care is an integral part of recovery, whether it is from a sports injury or just being tense and sore from work. Stretching is a great way to improve your flexibility and get your body moving at its most optimal. Try to incorporate stretching into your daily routine. Stretching also works very well post massage to maintain length throughout your muscles. There are also various other self-care techniques, which could be used to ease stiff and sore muscles. These include:
- Using a foam roller or spikey ball
- Self-massage to the affected area if possible
- Use of a heat pack to increase blood flow and reduce pain
- Take regular breaks at your job e.g., get up from your desk at every 30 mins
- Regular exercise – Pilates, Yoga, Gym
As you can see, there are many ways you can nurture your health and wellbeing, and massage is one of those ways! Why wouldn’t you want to book a massage appointment? It may just change your life!
And one final note “Massage is not just a luxury. It’s a way of a healthier, happier life.”
Thank you and be well.