There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage treatments. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the use of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Some conditions known to benefit from massage include:
Anxiety & Depression Back, leg & neck pain Carpal tunnel; RSI
Dislocations Fractures & Oedema Headaches
Insomnia Multiple Sclerosis Muscle Tension & Spasm
Post-surgical Rehab Sports Injuries Stress & related conditions
Tendinitis Asthma & Emphysema Cancer
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Kyphosis & Scoliosis Parkinson’s Disease
Arthritis & Bursitis Palliative Care Pregnancy & Labour Support
Strains & Sprains Stroke Whiplash
Diabetes High Blood Pressure
Other specific benefits of massage therapy are:
Reduction or elimination of pain Improving joint mobility
Improved circulation Improved immune system function
Increased lymphatic drainage Reduced depression and anxiety
Reduced tension within muscles Increased body awareness
How often should you receive a Massage?
This will depend on your reason for seeking massage therapy.
It’s important to remember two things about massage-
1. The effects are cumulative. So your second massage builds on the good effects of your first, and so on. If you receive your massages too far apart, then with each massage you may be back at square one.
2. One massage won’t fix a chronic problem. It takes days, weeks or even years to develop a stiff neck or painful low back. The condition won’t be reversed in 1hr.