How Can Remedial Massage Support Your Health?
Have you heard of remedial massage before? Remedial massage is a technique that your therapist might use to target muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile.
It can also be used to treat a number of other health problems or conditions, helping to ease both the cause and the symptoms.
Did you know that remedial massage can improve your immunity AND speed up the body’s own health processes?! We think this is one of the most amazing facts about this type of treatment.
Remedial massage can help if you are living with:
- Neck, shoulder or back pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sports injuries and prevention
- Chronic pain
- Pregnancy discomfort
- Stress, anxiety or depression
- Fatigue or sleep issues
- Some medication side effects
Read on to discover more about how remedial massage can support your health.
It helps you to move better
This is one of the most common health benefits to having a remedial massage session with your therapist.
Remedial massage works on surrounding joint muscles to relieve tension in tight areas, while also restoring normal function. This also helps to decrease any stiffness or pain you might be experiencing, including chronic pain.
Not only does remedial massage release tight or overworked muscles and tissue, it also helps to ease muscle spasms and aid regeneration.
Regular remedial massage can even prevent or reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.
Encourages blood circulation
Remedial massage increases blood flow to damaged tissues. Studies have shown that damaged tissues then undergo faster repair.
Increased blood flow to damaged tissues also assists in flushing out toxins from cells and research has shown this can provide significant relief to those who have experienced a stroke or side effects from medication.
Reduce stress and anxiety
Remedial massage encourages the release of endorphins (also known as happy chemicals!) while at the same time reducing stress inducing hormones such as norepinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol.
This promotes relaxation and can help you to achieve a better night’s sleep, while also increasing your mental clarity and alertness during the day.
At the same time, this type of therapy can also help to relieve any physical pain or tension that may be causing you to sleep poorly.
As mentioned above, remedial massage reduces stress hormone levels in your body. This reduction allows your immune system to function more efficiently.
Remedial massage also aids lymphatic drainage, which can work to boost your immune system too.
It improves posture
Remedial massage can help to relieve tension and improve your posture by lengthening the muscles and balancing out the body for improved postural alignment.
This is particularly important for people who look at a screen or down at their phones all day, putting increased tension on your neck muscles.
Your therapist can also provide you with some techniques to employ during the day to help prevent a sore neck.
Book in for a Remedial Massage at Every Bodies Physio
We provide clinical excellence and quality care to help you with a range of health conditions and injuries.
Discover the benefits of remedial massage and book in for an appointment with one of our understanding and experienced therapists.
Appointments can be booked online here, or by calling our team on 07 3822 1405 (Wellington Point Clinic) or 07 3269 0114 (Brighton Clinic).