10 BENEFITS OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE
1. Increase Flexibility and Joint Mobility
Remedial Massage helps to relieve tight muscles and improve flexibility and joint mobility. As we get older, our bodies stiffen up from both age and lack of use. Regular treatment can help maintain the body, so that it is in good working order.
2. Physical Relaxation, Anxiety and Stress
We all hold onto stress on a day to day basis. The most common area we hold tension is in our neck and shoulder (also known as our ‘traps’ - for short).
Remedial massage aids in reducing both emotional and physical stress. After a massage, our body produces endorphins (hormones which are secreted though the brain and nervous system), which leave us feeling good. A good treatment can bring your bodies chemistry back into balance.
3. Improves Circulation
Have you ever experienced cold hands or cold feet? This can be due to poor circulation in your extremities, is just one example. Remedial Massage can help improve circulation of the body. The better your circulation is, the less you will be affected from general fatigue, muscle aches and/or fluid build up are some other examples.
4. Enhance Energy, Vitality and Mental Alertness
A Remedial Massage can leave you feeling more clear minded along with lower levels of stress. Fatigue, stress and sleep deprivation can lead to decreased mental functioning.
With a clearer mind, your body then relaxes and mental alertness increases. An ideal time to get treatment would be after exams, stressful situations or heavy work loads, just to name a few.
Having enough energy to dance is very important ;)
5. Helps Muscles Recover Quicker from Exertion and Fatigue.
Remedial massage assists in speeding up the process time of soft tissue injuries. It can decrease the amount of time it takes a muscle to heal after injury. Regular treatment can aid in improving blood flow to the affected area, decrease swelling and breakdown scar tissue.
6. Helps with Muscle Tone / Skin Tone / Prevents Muscular Atrophy
Massage can help with toning the skin, as it assists with sebum production. Blood flow goes to the treated area. Our blood is what we need in order for our muscles to be their best.
7. Release of Nerve Compression
A compressed nerve is usually caused when nerves are compressed by a bone, muscle or connective tissue. It can also arise from poor posture or overuse.
Some examples of nerve compressions are; carpal tunnel, sciatica,golfers/tennis elbow.
Regular massage of the area, along with stretching will offset the area and return it to normal functioning.
8. Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue
Sleeping is an essential part of our life. We spend one third of our life sleeping. Stress can interfere with our emotional and physical state. This means that it can also interfere with our sleep. Remedial massage can assist with you to getting a good nights rest.
9. Improve Posture
As mentioned above, our traps are one of our biggest problematic areas. Remedial Massage assists in relieving tension from the body. This is commonly seen in individuals who sit a lot or sit for lengthy times in front of a computer (did reading that make you correct your posture?).
The lower back area is also prone to tightening. This is typically found in people who sit or stand, all day.
Remedial massage can help by lengthening tight/short muscles and improve posture.
10. Stimulates Movement of Lymphatic System and Boosts Immune System
Our Lymphatic System is a network of tissue and organs which help get rid of our bodies toxins, waste and other unwanted material. Regular treatment can help boost your immune system and act as a ‘back up’ to assist the body in eliminating toxins from the body.
Massage can help assist in disposing waste and therefore improve the bodies ability to function.
Remedial massage can assist with treating a large range of conditions such as; Headaches, pregnancy, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, tennis/golfers elbow, sore overused muscles and anxiety, just to name a few.
There are many benefits of Remedial Massage. Regular treatment can help to eliminate the ‘vicious cycle’ complaints we may experience from time to time. We suggest getting Remedial Massage treatment very 4-6 weeks. This will help keep the body under good maintenance.
Do you service your vehicle? So why wouldn’t your ‘service’ your body?
Niki - Remedial Massage Therapist