Massage Therapy, Is It For Me?

Massage therapy, commonly referred to as soft tissue therapy, is a popular treatment choice in many clinical settings. The therapy is practiced by a registered and qualified health care professional to help in the healing of muscle dysfunction.

What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

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Massage Therapy uses touch to increase the circulation to the affected area while also addressing other involved parts of the body. Benefits include:

  • Relief of pain, tension and muscle spasm
  • Increased ease of movement
  • Restore previous level of activity
  • Improved sense of vitality and well being.

Massage Therapy is used to:

  • Increase blood supply to an area
  • Release tension in muscles and connective tissues
  • Release specific areas of spasm (trigger points)
  • Relax the body to help ease muscle tension caused by stress and anxiety
  • Prepare muscles for stretching and sport

Common conditions treated with Massage Therapy:

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  • Whiplash Associated Disorders due to motor vehicle accidents
  • Neck strains and low back strains (including sciatic pain)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms, stiffness and pain
  • Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis
  • Sports Injuries e.g hamstring/calf strains
  • Rotator cuff strains, tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

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