Massage Therapy

What is Remedial Massage and how can it help you?

Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. (Ref 1)

Generally, people use massage to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion or general relaxation and wellbeing. Research suggests massage therapy may contribute to both goals.  (Ref 2)

Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include:

  • Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
  • Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
  • Greater flexibility and range of motion
  • Release of nerve compression (carpel tunnel, sciatica)
  • Enhanced energy and vitality
  • Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
  • Physical relaxation

These benefits of massage treatment suggest that it may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.  Some of these are listed below.

Decreases pain and increases functioning in these conditions:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tendon and muscle tears
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnancy-related back pain and other discomfort
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sore or overused muscles (prevents and treats)
  • Muscle injury (offers rehabilitation)

Helps treat and manage symptoms or complications of:

  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • Reduces risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases

Other psychological, emotional, and physical benefits:

  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lower stress levels
  • Lessening of depression
  • Reduced anger and aggression
  • Improved sleep patterns and decreased sleep disturbance
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Enhances immune system
  • Improves athletic performance and enhances recovery

More Information…
Clare from Pace Remedial Therapies is doing massages every Tuesday from 9am-5pm at Central Physio Bayswater. Clare has been a massage therapist for over 8 years, working with some of WA’s largest sporting organisations. Contact Clare directly on 0415 991 247 or the Central Physio Bayswater reception on 9271 2477 for further information.




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