Massage is one of the oldest forms of relieving the body of tension and restoring optimal function to the systems including muscular, neural, vascular and lymphatic. It involves application of oils or creams to manipulate the soft tissue of whole body areas & is commonly used for individuals looking to restore well being to their life.
How does a Massage Therapist treat?
Massage Therapists at Shellharbour Health are professionally trained to the highest standard (Diploma qualified) to conduct various types of massage including:-
Remedial Massage – specific aches & pains
Sports Massage – pre or post event
Swedish Massage – relaxation
For the best results, we recommend advising the therapist as to the style and depth of massage you’re seeking prior to and during the consultation.
Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy
Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
Fosters faster healing of strained muscles & sprained ligaments, reduces pain and swelling, reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
Reduces muscle spasms
Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Enhances athletic performance, treats injuries caused during sport or work
Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
Reduces blood pressure
Helps relieve tension-related headaches & effects of eye-strain
Rehabilitation post operative
Rehabilitation after injury
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
Helps relieve mental stress
Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately