10 Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage can have immediate and ongoing benefits for the body. An immediate benefit of remedial massage is a feeling of relaxation and calm. This occurs because remedial massage prompts the release of endorphins, which is the chemical in the brain that produces feelings of wellbeing.

Massage also reduces the levels of stress hormones (such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine) in the body. This is important because high levels of stress hormones may impair the immune system.

Studies also show remedial massage therapy can be an effective treatment for lower back pain, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) experienced after exercise, anxiety, stress, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches.

Below is a list of 10 Benefits of Remedial Massage Therapy:

  1. Reduce Tension in the Muscles
  2. Enhances Circulation
  3. Relieve Stress
  4. Stimulates Movement of Lymphatic Fluid
  5. Boost Immune function
  6. Ease Muscle Pain
  7. Improve Sleep Quality
  8. Improves Joint mobility
  9. Speeds Healing of Soft Tissues Injuries
  10. Improves Mental Alertness

How Will Remedial Massage Make a Difference

Reduce Tension in the Muscle

Remedial Massage uses of the hands to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to reduce muscle tension, maintain flexibility and improve circulation.

Remedial massage is especially effective in breaking compensatory pain postures and patterns.

For example, a tension headache is often self-sustaining because the pain makes the person clench the affected muscles even harder, which, in turn, creates more pain.

A thorough neck and shoulder remedial massage can reduce muscle tension and break the pain cycle.

Muscle tension is caused when a muscle contracts, but does not release. It can be triggered by a physical strain, such as overuse or over extension, or it can be a result of stress. If left untreated, muscle tension can possibly lead to tension headaches.

The primary symptoms are stiff, achy muscles in the upper half of the body, often including the neck and jaw

Enhancing Circulation

With better circulation, you can breathe easier and move more smoothly. During the remedial massage session blood flow is increased, and it is pumps back to the heart quicker.

Remedial massage acts to dilate the blood vessels, which increases the efficiency of both supplying fresh nutrients to the tissues and eliminating metabolic wastes out of the body at a faster rate.

Relief Stress

Remedial Massage therapy has been shown to be a means by which stress can be reduced significantly on physical and psychological levels.

In a study on the effect of trigger point therapy, there was a significant decrease in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.

Measures of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower.

Stimulating Movement of the Lymphatic Fluid

Measures of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower.Remedial massage therapy stimulates movement of the lymphatic fluid as it acts as a mechanical cleanser, helping to drain sluggish lymphatic material.

Good lymphatic circulation is very important for ridding the body of toxic materials like lactic acid build up and calcium which are commonly known as ‘knots’.

Boosting Immune Function

Regular remedial massage therapy supports the immune system according to research among groups of people in different situations showed that massage increased the activity of natural killer cells, white blood cells that can attack tumors.

People who experience high levels of stress tend to get sick more than others.

Benefits of Strengthening the Immune System:

  1. Increases the body’s natural killer cells
  2. Aids in the fight against bacteria and infection.
  3. Naturally enhances the body’s ability to get nourishment to important areas.

Easing Muscle Pain

Having a remedial massage therapist kneading the muscles after hard exercise decreases inflammation and helps your muscles recover faster.

Improving Sleep Quality

Regular Remedial massage will improve the quantity and quality of sleep by relaxing and easing off any muscle pain.

Some studies have shown that with remedial massage, the brain boosts the production of endorphins, chemicals that regulate the activity of a group of nerve cells in the brain that relax muscles, dull pain, and reduce panic and anxiety.

Remedial massage therapy may also trigger serotonin, a brain chemical that generates calm and serene feelings.

It only makes sense that when stress is alleviated, peaceful sleep comes.

Improving Joint Mobility

Remedial Massage therapy will loosen and relax your muscles, helping your body to achieve its full range of movement potential.

As joint mobility is improved and you are able to have better movement and improvement in your knee, shoulders, back, neck and hip flexors movement.

Speed up Healing of Soft Tissue Injuries

With soft tissue injuries the muscle fibers start to adhere together and restricts the area from achieving it full range of motion.

A remedial massage therapist will use a technique that is called ‘Transverse massage strokes’ to help prevent adhesions from occurring in between the muscle fibers, again these adhesions are commonly known as knots.

Adhesions build up bigger and the muscle cannot do its job to the best of its ability with the restriction stopping the flexibility in the muscles.

Not releasing the adhesion the muscles belly becomes short and tight.

Improved Mental Alertness

Remedial massage has a stimulating or sedative effect on the nervous system creating a more mentally focused person.

If you are mentally focused you are going to get the best out of your daily life.

So what are you waiting for?

During your visit your condition will be assessed and steps taken to assist with your rehabilitation. After the session FREE muscle stretching sheets can be provided to assist with healing your injury. It is recommended that you continue these exercises at home to speed up the healing process. To book in for a session, please call Jade Tran on 0425 444 304. I hope you found the article helpful in further understanding your symptoms. Any opinions expressed within my articles/blog are from my personal perspective, not that of my Professional Associations / Educational Institutions
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