Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues. The therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons, which restores the correct position of the bones, increases blood flow and helps heal injuries.
1) Deep Relaxation to Reduce Anxiety and Stress
Nowadays stress and anxiety can impact absolutely anyone. Beyond Blue estimates that over 2 million Australians consider themselves to be faced with a certain level of anxiety every year. In 2015, The Australian Psychological Society put out a report called ‘Stress and Wellbeing: How Australians Are Coping With Life’ , the report found that over 35% of surveyed Australians reported having a significant amount of stress in their lives, and an additional 25% of Australians suffered from some sort of anxiety.
Remedial massage helps reduce stress and anxiety by triggering a relaxation response within the body. It assists in relieving muscular tension and promotes a deep sense of calm and general well-being.
2) Improve Joints Mobility and Repair Injured Tissue
Regular remedial massages can assist to stimulate blood flow within the body. This helps to improve the joints mobility and assists in repairing injured tissue in the body. Depending on the range of massage techniques your therapist uses, a remedial massage therapist will get blood moving through congested areas which over time will improve and increase circulation levels in the body. By flushing lactic acid from the muscles and increasing circulation you can experience improved body function and lowered blood pressure.
3) Reduces and Alleviate Recurrent Pains
The body can be filled with aches and pains – lower back aches, headaches or tight shoulders are all common recurring pains that sometimes won’t go away despite your best efforts. One of the benefits of remedial massage is the fact that it not only addresses the immediate pain and discomfort that is felt in the body, but it also addresses its root cause. Regular remedial massage treatments can play an important role in not only reducing and managing recurrent pains but also preventing further injury arising. A remedial massage therapist will diagnose the cause of symptoms by palpation, schedule a treatment plan to pain management and maintain the result.
4) Assists to Improve Posture
Lifestyle factors such as sitting at a computer all day, incorrect workstation setup and a lack of physical exercise can all contribute to posture issues. Massage is known to loosen muscle tension around neck, shoulders and the lower back, which all tend to be the most problematic areas in relation to good posture. Tightening throughout these areas can pull the rest of the body out of balance and cause lumbar issues.
5) Improves Sleeping Quality and Helps with Insomnia
A good night’s rest is so important in maintaining your overall well-being and health. Getting enough sleep is important not only to help our body rest and recover from the day but also for our ongoing mental health. Lifestyle factors such as stress, worry, anxiety, work schedules, raising children – the reasons your sleep might be negatively impacted can be endless. On top of that physical issues can contribute to poor sleep such as insomnia, sleep apnoea or restless leg syndrome.
Because of the endless list of lifestyle and environmental factors that can impact your ability to have a good night sleep, it’s important to focus on minimising some of these concerns where possible. If your sleep issues arise from stress or muscle tension, then remedial massage may be beneficial in helping both your mind and body relax.
If you are facing issues such as insomnia, arthritis, sciatic pain, multiple sclerosis and migraines, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.