Massage Therapists combine their knowledge, skills and approach to treat a wide range of conditions common ones include:
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Overused soft-tissue injuries of the neck and shoulder area will benefit from a massage treatment. The therapist works to stretch and help to loosen the contracted, shortened muscles with restricted range of motion and to prevent the formation of any scar tissue. Massage can stimulate weak and flaccid muscles, improving posture and encouraging more efficient movement. Massage will also help prevent further injuries, like tension headaches and repetitive strain injury.
Massage helps to prevent and support the healing of injuries. Many overuse soft tissue injuries will benefit from a massage by preventing the formation of scar tissue and by influencing the secretion of specific fluids necessary for tissue repair. The increased circulation of blood and lymph promotes tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation and helps fight infection.
Sports massage concentrates on the specific areas injured or overused during sporting activities. It helps to prevent injuries and release tension that has built up in the soft tissues, like muscles, tendons and ligaments. It can be adapted to enhance pre-event preparation & warm-up, to offer assistance during an event & to aid recovery post
During pregnancy women can often have aches and pains due to all the changes occurring to the body. Tension in the back, neck, shoulders and hip area, swollen ankles and hands and sciatica are fairly common. A massage during pregnancy can help stress relief and aid relaxation.
Massages are a body healing and emotional stress-relieving tool. It assists in lowering the heart rate and thus blood pressure of those suffering with anxiety. It helps create an inner calmness relieving headaches and muscle tension. Holistically, the feeling of human touch provides comfort and the feeling of acceptance to increase self-esteem.
Chronic Pain Reduction
Massages reduce pain by reducing muscle tension and stimulating blood flow and increasing oxygen supplies to the blood stream. Oxygen is carried through the blood stream to the muscles, inducing healing of injuries and sore muscles.
Other conditions that may benefit from Massage Therapy are:
Soft Tissue Injuries and Dysfunctions: Whiplash, Sprains and Strains, Cciatica, Tendonitis, Muscle Spasm, Torticollis, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tension Headache
Painful Conditions: Lower Back Pain, Post-surgical Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Bursitis, Migraines
Diseases and Disorders: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Multiple Sclerosis, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Bronchitis, Emphysema, Parkinson’s Disease, Asthma
Psychological Conditions: Depression