How regular massage helps you
- Can improve suppleness, relieving tightness, stiffness and spasm.
- Increase flexibility- muscle and fascia restored to normal resting length.
- Reduces soreness- increased circulation removes wastes and brings nutrients.
- Muscle tone improved- nerves stimulated.
- Joint mobility improved.
- Can relieve constipation.
- Help reduce stress levels.
- Circulation stimulated.
- Relaxes and deepens breathing.
- Reduces pain.
Conditions that massage helps with-
occurring when a muscle is unnecessarily contracted beyond the needs of the present situation, for example craning your neck forward to stare at a monitor. Flawed postural habits are often the root cause and are difficult to eradicate because they are largely unconscious. The result is a build up of lactic acid, causing pain and fatigue due to the consumption of nutrients by the muscle. Massage can work wonders, transforming stiff and sore muscles and guiding your body back to better posture.
is an involuntary spasm of a muscle that is extremely painful. Overuse, poor blood supply or response to injury may be to blame. Massage and passive stretching can help alleviate pain.
can occur from overuse or overstretching- massage is a very effective treatment after the acute phase, when blood flow to the area is improved and toxins are released.
swelling, limited movement and possible bruising can affect the surrounding muscles as they act to takeover the work of the ligament. This can lead to unaccustomed tightness in these muscles. Massage can benefit indirectly by relieving tension in assisting muscles that become overused to compensate. It is advised to see a physio or sports specialist whilst a sprain is acute.
Osteoarthritis– gentle joint manipulations are used to restore range of movement and can promote greater comfort and relaxation.
in a sub acute phase, massage can help reduce pain and restore muscular function.
a lighter depth of massage with a slower pace can provide relaxation and benefit wellbeing.
Carpal tunnel syndrome and other RSIs–
massage can benefit nerve function by using neuromuscular techniques. Passive stretches can ‘re-teach’ muscle back to normal resting length.
Headaches and migraine–
relaxing massage helps promote parasympathetic nervous system function, reducing stress. Trigger point release can provide effective symptomatic relief which can reduce the need for pain medication.
massage can help with the associated muscle pain and loss of function.
High blood pressure–
relaxing massage is useful in reducing blood pressure, often worsened through stress.
massage can help relax muscles that have become tight and painful as a result of sciatica.
…difficulties with sleeping, chronic stress, asthma (respiratory disorders), frozen shoulder…