Date Added: 10th October 2022
Massage therapy can be a wonderful way to relieve pain, stress, and muscle tension. It can also help with circulation, sleep, and relaxation. But what if you are not feeling any of these things? What if you are feeling stiff, sore, or just need some assistance in your day-to-day life? Massage therapy might not be the best option for you. This article is going to explore 10 ways that a remedial massage therapist can help you!
#1 Reduce muscle tension
Remedial massage is a deeper form of massage. Remedial massage therapists know how to find and release muscle tension. It focuses on the muscles and can help prevent pain or soreness in these areas. Remedial massage can help you feel more relaxed, release tension and reduce stress.
#2 Improve sleep quality
By relieving stress, improving blood circulation, improving posture, and putting away nagging pains, a having a remedial massage can help your body prepare for a relaxing night of quality sleep and help you deal with insomnia. Muscle tension can also cause insomnia, so a remedial massage therapist can help you get the sleep your body needs.
#3 Boost energy levels and cognitive function
Massage therapy increases blood flow to the muscles and brain, which boosts energy levels and cognitive function.
#4 Improve mental clarity and mental health
Massage therapy has been shown to significantly decrease depressive and anxiety symptoms.
#5 Heal chronic pain
Chronic pain is can often caused by tense muscles, so regular massages are one of the best ways to manage this. Muscles will get tight, shortened , and weak when they are not used. Massages can help to relax tense muscles and restore blood flow to the area. This increases the amount of oxygen circulating through the area which helps health improve naturally. Stress can contribute to chronic pain, so having a massage that is relaxing can help.
#6 Increase energy levels
A remedial massage can help to activate your body's own natural defences. These types of massages boost your white blood cells and also stimulate the lymphatic system, which will improve the immune system, increase energy levels and even encourage weight loss.
# 7 Improve moods and reduce irritability
Remedial Massage therapy also releases your body’s feel-good neurotransmitters such as Serotonin, Dopamine, and Endorphins. Serotonin and Dopamine are both brain chemicals responsible for the regulation of mood, appetite, and digestion. Endorphins are a neurotransmitter that helps your brain make you feel good when these types of positive events happen. They're also your body's natural painkillers and work by reducing your stress and anxiety levels.
Multiple studies indicate that massage can create both serotonin and dopamine levels. Such changes have been noted as high as 30%. Endorphins are your body's natural painkillers. They improve your mood and reduce pain.
Massage activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which reduces levels of stress hormones. You should make sure you book in for a long session to reap maximum benefits.
# 8 Improve sense of well-being
Massage can be used to strengthen the immune system, lower stress levels, and blood pressure, and reduce anxiety. It also helps clear the mind of worries and provides more clarity. Getting a regular massage is important for overall well-being. It helps maintain balance in your body and tension in your mind, which will help you remain healthy and strong.
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#9 Restore proper joint function
Remedial massage can help to restore proper joint function and reduce pain. There are lots of different benefits - it will stimulate the lymphatic system, improve circulation, help with muscle and tendon problems, allow for improved balance, and can also reduce the pain caused by arthritis.
Easing and stabilising the muscles can have a number of benefits for you, including preventing problems such as headaches, belly pain, backaches, or sciatica.
Massage is a commonly-used treatment for certain health conditions including muscle cramps, spondylitis, arthritis, and frozen shoulder.
#10 Promote correct posture
If you are constantly feeling pain in your neck, shoulders, and back, it is likely because the muscles in these areas have become overworked. They can also result in headaches and back pain. Massage loosens the overworked muscles that have been affected by poor postures and allow your body to relax into its natural, pain-free alignment.
As your body will naturally sit in a healthier posture, you are less likely to have an unhealthy sitting position or repeat any previous actions that may have led to pain.
Speaking to your massage therapist before getting the treatment is advisable so that they know exactly how best to take care of you and achieve great results! These can include trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques (MET) and stretching, and the creation of a rehabilitation plan for you to help your healing at home.
Give us a call today on (03) 9763 0033 and let's talk about your specific needs. Remember, massage is not just for relaxation!
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